It did strike me this morning when I was watching yet another hand wringing bleat about sequestration that the nation has failed. Further, national polls and statistics are now largely meaningless.
There is a simple reason for this. By and large, local/state populations tend to be satisfied with their Congress Critters, at least enough not to frequently throw away their seniority, while being dissatisfied with other states’ Congress Critters. But since the folks in this state do not elect other states’ Congress Critters the dissatisfaction is vacuous.
What is now important is not what the majority of people want but the correlation of what people want by state. Do the maths. It will be instructive.