What Really Cost the Democrats the Senate?
People are finger-pointing and complaining, complaining, and complaining MORE; threatening to leave the Democrats (as if to teach those Democrats a lesson... while THEY wind up suffering under Republican control, which is what happened in 2000.) The abysmal voter turnout was a huge factor, of course. But why was the voter turnout so abysmal?
But I've been looking at poll numbers over the past few weeks until my eyes are ready to fall out of my head... After reading dozens of articles on the election results, I STILL believe the BIGGEST (but not only) factor in the Democratic loss of the Senate was the sensationalism of the ISIS and the Ebola crises. These twin crises pushed the Republicans over the top to control of the Senate.