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Stephen King

Imagining a world without polls

Imagining a world without polls

What if the polls just stopped working?

Admittedly, this needs work as a plot device for a Stephen King novel. But for politics, it might be pretty awesome.

This week, businessman Matt Bevin won a stunning upset in the Kentucky governor's race. It was only the second time in more than four decades that a Republican took the governor's mansion in the Bluegrass State. Mr. Bevin's margin of victory: nine percentage points.

Mr. Bevin's win was big political news for a lot of reasons. Kentucky's state health-care exchange, Kynect, was supposed to be the shining success story of Obamacare. Mr. Bevin vowed to dismantle it, a fatal mistake according to many inside-the-Beltway...