Originally Posted by Direckshun
I think their political saliency is overrated.
They are less representative of the population's mixture of ideologies, and more representative of which base can turn out better.
Midterms are about base turnout. Presidential years are about winning over the center.
So 2014 should be all about base turnout yes? Meaning it's irrelevant to what 2016 will bring at this point.