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Time to Temper the Political Discourse

michigander4 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:19 AM
All I can say is if I hear the mythical canard one more time that the United States is a center-right country, I'll scream! At best it's been center-left since November, 2008 and has been drifting further leftward ever since.

Someone should take a poll asking Americans how they feel about polling. I’m pretty sure our shared distaste for it is one thing about which nearly all of us would agree.

Of all the polling data released in the week leading up to Tuesday’s election, the one that struck me as most revealing came from pollster Scott Rassmussen. Not because it conveyed anything new about voters’ opinions about the candidates, but because it portrayed the seriousness of our political divide.

Mr. Rasmussen asked Americans this crucial question: “Has the upcoming election negatively affected any relationship with a friend or family member?”