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  •  I think it also helps explain the stunned surprise (9+ / 0-)

    and disbelief many of them felt on election night when Obama was re-elected.  Why, when the polls had been moving solidly in that direction for months, did they think that Romney was going to pull off an upset?  Because everyone they know thought the same thing as they did - everyone they know was going to vote for Romney.  They don't talk politics with their employees, or with the servers at restaurants, or housekeepers, nannies and gardners, or flight attendants, or retail clerks, or shoe shiners, or any of those people.  They can't relate to anyone who wouldn't vote for Romney, so they only talked to people who would.  And thus they were genuinely surprised to find out that a lot of people did not feel the same.

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