2012 Tea Leaves

Andrew Sullivan —  May 24 2011 @ 8:02pm

Dismissing the advice of pollsters, Jon Chait reads into NY-26:

I think the race is quite significant. Yes, the race is almost certainly an outlier, in the sense that if Democrats everywhere could overperform the partisan division of their district as much as Kathy Hochul seems likely to, then they’ll easily sweep control of the House next year. That seems unlikely. Even as an outlier, though, this race fits together with other data to tell us that the political landscape has fundamentally shifted in the six months since the last elections.