Ron Paul

Jennifer Rubin: How and why the GOP won

The exit polls become fascinating the day after an election when one can see how one side won, rather than try to pinpoint the margin of victory. As to the latter, the GOP victory was easier than many anticipated. "I think this was a classic case of a wave coming in late," says GOP pollster Whit Ayres. "In 1994 Bill Frist was up by only 4 points a week out. By Thursday he was up by 7, by Saturday by 9, and he won by 14. We polled through the weekend and saw it coming, but you would never catch the full wave unless you poll right up to election day." For Republicans, the House exit polls show an electorate that went from a 7-point Democratic advantage in 2012 to even...