Mainstream Media Polling Dissonance
Don't miss this excellent recap from PoliPundit on the election cycle, the mainstream media, and track record of their pollsters.
|When George W. Bush won the White House, in year 2000, he became the first GOP President in generations to begin a term with control over Congress. And that catastrophic blow to the left wing of our political spectrum followed a ten-year period in which the country experienced an astonishing political realignment away from liberalism and towards GOP dominance.
As recently as January 1991, the Democratic Party had 267 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Now, they have under 210 seats, and the GOP has won five consecutive House elections. And there are so many more conservative Democrats than liberal Republicans (and the re-election cycle is so short), even arch-conservative measures often pass the House by overwhelming margins (fifth and sixth grafs).
Furthermore, since 1990, the Democratic Party has lost eight U.S. Senate seats. The Republicans have gained seven U.S. Senate seats during that period.
Since 1990, the Democratic Party has lost eight state governorships. The GOP has gained ten governor’s chairs in that time frame. And the GOP controls the governorships of five of the seven largest states in the country: California (for 17 of the past 22 years), Texas (since 1994), New York (since 1994), Florida (since 1998), and Ohio...
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