Republicans would be wise to pay more attention to the people, and less to the experts. [Stickin' With the Hockey Mom | American Spectator]With that Robert Stacy McCain concluded his reminder to the Republican Party that it is the voter and not the expert that wins or loses elections.
Possibly the author is more right than he might realize ... elections are never about popularity, they are about issues and only a party's base knows the real issues.
Those issues cross over party line, race, ethnic heritage, alma mater, education level, economics, and community organizations. I give you Reagan Democrats and the Pennsylvania Hockey Moms in the linked article.
What people do when they are turned-on rather than turned-off always surprises the experts.