Matt Yglesias neatly sums it up: “The latest poll numbers show the same thing that poll numbers have shown since January of 2009. Barack Obama is more popular than congressional Democrats who are more popular than congressional Republicans.”
Also, thank you Tea Party!
After Tuesday’s primary votes, not one member of the dream team will be the Republican nominee in November.
Instead of rolling to victory, the GOP’s well-groomed recruits have been sideswiped by insurgents, unknowns and dark horses, challengers whose failure to win the party’s seal of approval was suddenly viewed by voters as a plus.