My first election was Zschau vs Cranston in California's senate race - 1986.
Cranston was vulnerable and Zschau was doing very well. Zschau refused to court any cultural conservatives under the hope that by being aloof to them, they wouldn't embarass him and energize the Left wing base.
The cultural conservatives sat on their hands that November day and Cranston won by 100K votes (small change in California).
Cranston won, and Zschau blamed the cultural conservatives.
Damned if you do. Damned if you don't.
If you are highly dismissive of cultural conservatives, they will sit on their hands. Dems know this. McCain was getting killed because his base was sitting on their hands, which is why he had to go for Palin. Without Palin, Obama would have crushed him. (JMC was going to lose anyway)
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I love ya, man (in a "brotherhood" kinda way), but your numbers need some work.http://www.gallup.com/poll/141032/2010-c....
Gallup has conservatives at 42%, and libs at 20%. Moderates are at 35% and declining.
Sorry, but that's not my poll.