Americans favor Democrats, but it doesn’t matter

It’s easy to get excited when we read polls like this, but you have to remember that political views are not evenly distributed across all the states or congressional districts. The country is very stratified into conservative (rural, exurban) and liberal (urban) areas, so the real deciders are the places that are in-between.

A majority of Americans said issues such as the Iraq war, the economy and terrorism would head in the right direction if the Democrats won control of Congress on Tuesday, according to a CNN poll released Monday.

A majority, 58 percent, said that a Democratic Congress would move the economy in the right direction, compared to 43 percent who said a Republican Congress would help the economy…
Poll: Americans favor Democrats on the issues – CNN.com

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  1. Speaking of which:

    Glitches delayed voters in dozens of Indiana and Ohio precincts. In Delaware County, Indiana, officials planned to seek a court order to extend voting after an apparent computer error prevented voters from casting ballots in 75 precincts.

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    In the Jacksonville suburb of Orange Park, Florida, voters were forced to use paper ballots after an electronic machine broke.

    Technical glitches reported in early voting – CNN.com

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