I advise fellow LiberalOC.com readers to check out an excellent website, www.FiveThirtyEight.com. The 538 signifying the total number of electoral college votes for president. Editor’s Note: The data from fivethirtyeight.com came from http://3bluedudes.com/ProjectDatabase.htmÃ‚Â which has an election projection database that combines projections from multiple sources.
Since our friends at Red County have twice used the phrase “Senator-elect Mimi Walters,” even thoguh she faces an outstanding State Senate candidate in Gary Pritchard,Ã‚Â and have pretty much dmissed Debbie Cook’s candidacy against Rep. Dana Rohrabacher because the voter registration numbers just aren’t there, I plan to start using the poll numbers on this site to justify using the phrase “President-elect Barack Obama.”Ã‚Â Because the individual state by state polls show Obama would win the election if it were held today by a margin of 335.5 electoral college votes to 202.5 for Senator John McCain.
And going from Red to Blue in 2008: Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and Nevada.
Of course a lot can change between now and election day, and thebiggest change will be the positions John McCain holds on issues like immigration, trade, the war in Iraq, tax cuts, social security etc. etc. etc.Ã‚Â So by all means, bookmark the site above and keep checking back.Ã‚Â Its very thorough.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â