My unrelenting pessimism is tarnished.
We’re putting this up on the Maryland ballot in November. It won’t win big here, but considering all the pressure that party leaders had to apply to get enough legislators in line, I am guardedly optomistic.
I know of no better illustration than the one provided by this issue that people lie to pollsters. What they are willing to admit to a pollster is different from what they actually vote in a secret ballot.
That’s before you even adjust for who is willing to talk to a pollster. I routinely hang up on them.
Unfortunately, this does not bode well for Romney. It’s likely that some folks who will never vote for a Mormon won’t admit it to a pollster.