Cheer Up, Liberals: City Dwellers Will Soon Rule the World

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American progressives are anticipating heavy losses when Americans go to the polls on Tuesday. But even if Republicans end up with control of both houses of Congress, the long-term trends are on the Democrats’ side. Voters going to the polls in cities are far more likely to be voting for a Democrat than those in the country. The gap between urban and rural voting patterns has sharpened in each election. This is a big concern for Republicans—the proportion of the country that lives in urban areas has been rising for more than a century and shows little sign of stopping.

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