Bill Clinton said it best, as he was calling us all losers (basically), and that's that it doesn't matter what is popular or what these polls say.
It matters who votes.
I hear conservatives in shock all the time about how Obama got elected again. He has the magic mix that gets liberals to do something they normally never do, get off their rears and go to the polls.
Conservatives are so motivated that it's extremely unlikely that any democratic candidate will win in 2016. It would take another 'God' figure that people worshiped to work the magic again.
That is unless, perhaps, liberals have actually learned that they can vote themselves a raise. Which, were that the case, it could be the end all. I recall several founders noting that should that day come it would be our Achile's Heel.
What do I know.. damn insomnia... freaking 'nother night not sleeping. Stupid GT..