UPDATED: Post-Election Poll Round-up [VIDEO]
Campaign for America's Future's Bob Borosage, Pollster Stan Greenberg, and MoveOn's Eli Pariser reflect on the 2006 elections using, oh, I don't know, actual data to support their analysis that this election was won largely on exiting Iraq and economic populism -- or progressive ideas.
Unlike, say, the rest of the media, taking its cues from the right wing blogs and others, like Family Research Council's Tony Perkins (no, he's still in the closet), who claim that this it have been a Democratic landslide but it was a conservative victory. Watch the video, tell your friends.
UPDATE: Paul Waldman has an excellent piece on the subject in today's Boston Globe on how "Democrats did not win by moving to the center; they won because at the moment, they are the center":
Coming from media that never tire of telling us that America is a fundamentally conservative country, it isn't too surprising to hear. But it's just not true.
In fact, the Democratic freshman class of the 110th Congress includes a few conservatives, but overall it is made up of candidates who held traditional Democratic positions. While some races have yet to be decided, we know a few things about the new Democratic members. All of them support increasing the minimum wage, and all oppose privatizing Social Security. Nearly all support embryonic stem cell research. All except a few are pro choice. And all of these positions enjoy majority support.