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Two election info links

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Two election links you might enjoy (now in the blogroll at right):


which gives excellent analysis of what all the polls together suggest.  Take a look at their current trend chart:

Trend Chart, 10-9

Trend Chart, 10-9

And here’s their battleground states table:

Pollster's Battleground States



FiveThirtyEight Main Chart

FiveThirtyEight Main Chart

which especially focuses on electoral vote projections, but has many other intriguing projections, as well (538 is the total number of votes in the electoral college).

At left, for instance, is their startling electoral vote projection for 10-10.

Have fun!

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Written by Monte

October 10, 2008 at 1:26 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Ah, right – and the Ipods.


    October 14, 2008 at 5:50 pm

  2. You forgot the Free Wi-Fi for the hippie college kids interns zipping the mochachinos while giving the One Finger Salute to the huddled masses outside who while they hate their goverment are oh so willing to follow any orders given to them.


    October 14, 2008 at 3:47 pm

  3. Ralfast – I suspect the elite left-wing propaganda ministry is run from an anonymous building in NYC – or maybe Cambridge – with a Starbucks and a sushi bar on the first floor. There’s a private parking ramp where they park their Volvos. The elevator opens into a lobby centered on a bust of Karl Marx, around which dedicated office workers chant “Ommm.” Bill Ayers knows everyone who works there, and Tony Rezko helped them buy homes. None of them have birth certificates or flag pins. High above, in the penthouse, brutal power-mongers contemplate (over pâté luncheons) ever more sinister means of enslaving working Americans to government, inviting terrorists to waste America, and saying “class” and “race” in public.
    Only giving more money to wealthy white male capitalists can save us from their clutches, and bring prosperity back to the God-fearing working (white) poor.


    October 13, 2008 at 7:25 pm

  4. Brilliant!


    October 13, 2008 at 6:57 pm

  5. Hi M,
    The u-tube links are indeed interesting. They leave me curious about Obama while completely revealing the folks that oppose him. Probably not their intention.
    For me, at this point, there is only the shoutin’ left and enduring the noise till nov. From now on this is an effective laboratory for seeing how candidates deal with, the shoutin’.
    It is one practical way to evaluate the ones who would lead. I like to watch people as they respond.
    Viva l’ Argument!


    October 13, 2008 at 11:42 am

  6. Elite left-wing propaganda ministry? Do they have a building somewhere? Office hours?

    Simply disagreeing with you does not make me brainwashed. Projection is a dangerous thing Paul.


    October 11, 2008 at 9:41 pm

  7. Paul: At some point you might want to consider that I offer you facts and you respond with factless, emotion-jerking smears. These videos of Hitler youth and N Korean youth intermixed with Obama stuff are propaganda in the extreme, meant – like so much Republican advertising – to manipulate the emotions of the ignorant.

    But it is a fair illustration of the nature of the two campaigns. Almost 100% of McCain’s ads are negative now, most of them found to be false by independent evaluators. Obama’s still mostly promoting why people should consider voting for him.

    McCain’s positions are so unattractive that they have failed to capture the heart of America. As he slips away in the polls, his only hope has become to ignore recommending himself and concentrate on undermining his opponent. That’s what unscrupulous politicians do when they’re desperate.

    Apparently McCain and Palin have the right “feel” to many – they know how to seem “real.” And they know much about how to lie just enough to raise unfounded doubts. But they offer no substance; they are part of the Republican strategy that’s been hot since LBJ’s civil rights moves alienated the South in the 60s: Cast the Democrat as a big spending tax raiser, as ultra-liberal maybe socialist, as an “elite” educated snob, as someone who won’t protect America, and, most of all, as someone who’s a friend of the Scary Black Man. [See Deja vu! The campaign strategy of ’88.] None of it has ever been true, but it sure has duped working-class whites into voting for the candidates that get their sons and daughters killed, raise deficits, keep them without health insurance, send their jobs to China, lower their standard of living every year, and increase the riches of the rich.

    I’d call that Kool-Aid. Do you have ANY impartial evidence that I’m wrong? Of course not. I think we need leaders who do more than give us warm fuzzies while our country falls apart and their rich buddies grow their fortunes.


    October 11, 2008 at 4:33 pm

  8. Ralfast, you have been brainwashed by the elite left wing propaganda ministry. You have succumb to the Obama messianic Kool-aid.

    Monte Says: Likewise, this one suggests Obama’s supporters are akin to North Korean Communists. Please see my comment, just below.


    October 11, 2008 at 2:48 pm

  9. Oh please….


    October 11, 2008 at 1:40 pm

  10. Looks like change could be commin. 1932 was a change election year, not just in the US.

    Monte Says: This is a fascist-style smear video. Please see my comments, below. I leave it here to illustrate the spirit of the anti-Obama slams that Sen. McCain’s outrageous and immoral charges have engendered.


    October 10, 2008 at 7:02 pm

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