The chart above seems to suggest pollsters could have saved a lot of money and effort in the recent presidential race if they had simply looked up the fertility rates in the various states.


The states with generally larger families voted Republican, while those with smaller families voted Democratic.


As time goes by, however, the situation might well change.


Lauren Sandler EXPLAINS:


Almost invisibly over the past decade, family size in America has emerged as our deepest political dividing line.


Stunningly, the postponement of marriage and parenting — the factors that shrink the birth rate — is the very best predictor ...

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The chart above seems to suggest pollsters could have saved a lot of money and effort in the recent presidential race if they had simply looked up the fertility rates in the various states.

The states with generally larger families voted Republican, while those with smaller families voted Democratic.

As time goes by, however, the situation might well change.

Lauren Sandler EXPLAINS:

Almost invisibly over the past decade, family size in America has emerged as our deepest political dividing line.

Stunningly, the postponement of marriage and parenting — the factors that shrink the birth rate — is the very best predictor ...

Read more