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REALITY CHECK

This map shows purportedly "red states" where the Democrats in 2006 either won a governorship or Senate seat or came within 5 points of doing so. It illustrates the failure of the bi-color metaphor.

On the other hand, there has been a long term decline of those who identify themselves as Democrats. The last Harris survey on this subject is a year old but nothing in the election suggests a major shift.

The charts below tell how much further - despite Tuesday's results - the Democrats have to go. A few points missing from the current political mythology: