As it turned out, the polls were right all along, and the prolonged delusion that they were somehow “skewed” turned out to be a disastrous bedtime story. As John Hinderaker has pointed out, last night destroyed the comforting notion that we’re a center-right country, and we aren’t likely to be for the foreseeable future. The forces set in motion by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 have now reached their majority. The polls were not, in fact, skewed; as it turns out, the widely derided Marist polls were pretty darn accurate. I confess myself to having succumbed to the drumbeat of assurances that the polls did not reflect reality, and that the conditions and results of 2010 were more likely to obtain than those of 2008. Not so, Boston.
Read the whole thing. The bloodletting begins. Probably healthy. --TS