“The overall US population is 308,745,538. California’s population is 37,253,956, still the most populous state by far – Texas is in second place at 25,145,561.
“California needs to keep pace and hold off Texas in the coming years – single-payer health care, free child care, and greater urban density would all help us preserve our lead, which is important if we are to avoid Texas becoming dominant in the US House (although if Texas swung to the left, it would be more acceptable).”
2010 Census Results, Calitics, December 21, 2010
“…(although if Texas swung to the left, it would be more acceptable).”
What are the chances of that ever happening? I’d say nil, but I wouldn’t mind being wrong.