Reality Check

Here’s the poll of polls for the state of the 2014 national Congressional race (at the most sensitive level) from April of this year to today:

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None of this really tells us much about 2014, but it sure tells us something about broad public reaction to the self-induced crisis of the last two weeks. I just hope the Democrats don’t fall into the illusion that these kinds of numbers drive the Tea Party. They are driven by much deeper, less rational, more emotional forces than self-interest. Many of them want to destroy the GOP as well.