My own views on this remain a bit of a work in progress, but I think I agree with John Edwards. It’s fascinating that there’s been so little pressure on the Democratic candidates to address this issue and so much on the Republicans. It seems to me to be a topic that divides both parties, but where Republicans simply have much stronger feelings than do Democrats.
Meanwhile Kaus notes that near the end of their most recent polling memo (PDF) Carville & Greenberg aren’t finding a ton of enthusiasm for the Senate compromise. It should be said, though, that the compromise with a description pulls about even. Without the description, it’s horribly unpopular.