The Rural-Urban Political Divide

The split between rural and urban voting patterns has deepened in recent elections, providing the margin of victory for Republicans. This split is the result of a gradual shift in living patterns over the last couple of generations.

People made choices about how and where they wanted to live. We sorted. Some people gravitated to cities. Others moved to where there was a bit more space. The two political parties came to represent people who had a kind of lifestyle that was represented in where they lived.

Will that split play a role in this election, too? Stay tuned . . . .

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