this is the first time in the history of exit polling that moderates were not the largest ideological voting block. They were trumped by conservatives.
Instead of moving toward the middle, we are drifting toward the extremes.
The problem is that ideology is easy and policy is hard. Partisan media makes ideology even easier and the dearth of policy discussion in the media makes the idea of actually solving problems seem almost unimportant. Thats why so many people were willing to vote for people who campaigned on cutting the size of government without specifics. And why so many of the left are disappointed in Obama’s inability to racially shift policy.