idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Hell, longer than that. Social issues have been carrying elections for a really, really long time. But especially since the party restructuring during the Civil Rights Movement.
It's only remarkable if you haven't been paying attention for the last decade.
It's remarkable that the actual watershed national elections results isn't a political office, but rather allowing gay marriage and weed-smoking, by popular vote (at least until the Federal Government destroys them).
What else is there that even differentiates the two?
The Federal Government is way behind the population on these issues.
Because swing votes, they're addictive little buggers.