The Majority And The Intensity

The latest poll on health insurance reform shows little real change, although the law remains unpopular by a 9 point margin, a record. But what's interesting is the intensity gap. Republicans hate the law more than Democrats love it. I think what we're seeing more generally in politics right now is the power of a highly passionate minority - in this case those Republicans strongly opposed to the law - against a less motivated minority, or less motivated majority in cases like DADT.