Lifelong Republican David Goss, 35, was hanging out with his conservative friends in February when he came up with the idea of Trump Singles.com, a dating website for supporters of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
Goss’ female pal, who’s a die-hard Trump fan, told him that when she revealed her political leanings to a male Hillary Clinton supporter in the middle of a dinner date, he got up and left her with the check.
Second, 55 percent of married couples are Democratic-only or Republican-only, which raises a question: Is that a big number or a small number?
But the truth is that in these neighborhoods, half of the married couples living under the same roof are not one-party pairs.
In fact, except in overwhelmingly Democratic neighborhoods (which tend to be African-American neighborhoods), close to half of households are not Democratic-only or Republican-only.
The main reason for the dramatic relationship with age is that younger voters are more inclined to register as independents than older voters are. As the chart shows, while the proportion of Democratic-independent and Republican-independent pairs shrinks from the youngest couples to the oldest couples, the proportion of Democratic-Republican pairs actually doubles — i.e., the purple band becomes bigger.
Fourth, we looked at the neighborhoods where couples live.
While it’s free to sign up, users can only send one message a day unless they cough up a $4.95 monthly subscription.
“At first I was concerned that people would think this was a parody site,” says Goss, whose wife, Tonya, is also pro-Trump.
This is likely to contribute to a more tempered political climate in battleground areas than we might first expect. Accounting for a voter’s state, age, gender, race and party, we see huge effects of household composition on voter turnout.
Partisans married to like-partisans voted at much higher rates than partisans married to independents or to members of the opposite party.
In this graph, we situate each voter in his or her neighborhood, and we look at the percentage of the vote in that neighborhood that went to President Obama in 2012.