Maybe this wisdom about recent poll results should be obvious, but I really didn't think about it like this until now.
"...some progressives have become extraordinarily depressed, feeling like they're a tiny minority screeching into the enormous wind that is the Bill-O'Reilly-watching sector. ...
"If you are an American, and if you think we're on the wrong track and we have a president performing inadequately, you are part of the mainstream of your country. The significant majority of your country agrees with you."
Now we all know the limitations of opinions polls. But I still find the thought heartening.