Monday, November 3, 2008

Final Polls and Predictions

The last polls and predictions:

Polly Vote: Obama by 6.0% with 353.72 electoral votes.
FiveThirtyEight: Obama by 6.1% with 348.6 electoral votes.
Princeton Election Consortium: Obama by 6.28% with 353 electoral votes.

Real Clear Politics: Obama by 7.6% with 338 electoral votes.

Obama 278, McCain 132, Toss Ups 128
No Toss Ups: Obama 338, McCain 200

Solid Obama Leaning Obama Solid McCain Leaning McCain Toss Up
StateObama (D)McCain (R)RCP AverageRCP Status20042000
Florida (27)49.047.2Obama +1.8 Toss UpBush +5.0Bush +0.1
North Carolina (15)48.048.4McCain +0.4 Toss UpBush +12.4Bush +12.8
Missouri (11)47.848.5McCain +0.7 Toss UpBush +7.2Bush +3.3
Indiana (11)46.447.8McCain +1.4 Toss UpBush +20.7Bush +15.7
Georgia (15)45.849.8McCain +4.0 Toss UpBush +16.6Bush +11.7
Montana (3)45.048.8McCain +3.8 Toss UpBush +20.5Bush +25.0
Arizona (10)45.849.3McCain +3.5 Toss UpBush +10.5Bush +6.3
Virginia (13)50.245.8Obama +4.4 Toss UpBush +8.2Bush +8.1
Ohio (20)48.846.3Obama +2.5 Toss UpBush +2.1Bush +3.5
Colorado (9)50.845.3Obama +5.5 LeaningBush +4.7Bush +8.4
Nevada (5)50.043.2Obama +6.8 LeaningBush +2.6Bush +3.5
Pennsylvania (21)51.043.7Obama +7.3 LeaningKerry +2.5Gore +4.2
New Mexico (5)50.343.0Obama +7.3 LeaningBush +0.7Gore +0.1
South Dakota (3)42.050.3McCain +8.3 LeaningBush +21.5Bush +22.7
West Virginia (5)42.451.4McCain +9.0 LeaningBush +12.9Bush +6.3
Arkansas (6)43.052.3McCain +9.3 LeaningBush +9.7Bush +5.4
Minnesota (10)51.641.8Obama +9.8 LeaningKerry +3.5Gore +2.4
New Hampshire (4)52.842.2Obama +10.6 SolidKerry +1.3Bush +1.3
South Carolina (8)43.053.0McCain +10.0 SolidBush +17.1Bush +15.9
Wisconsin (10)52.841.8Obama +11.0 SolidKerry +0.4Gore +0.2
Mississippi (6)39.350.7McCain +11.4 SolidBush +19.6Bush +16.9
Iowa (7)54.038.7Obama +15.3 SolidBush +0.7Gore +0.3
New Jersey (15)54.539.0Obama +15.5 SolidKerry +6.7Gore +15.8
Oregon (7)55.339.7Obama +15.6 SolidKerry +4.2Gore +0.5
Washington (11)53.740.7Obama +13.0 SolidKerry +8.2Gore +5.5
Michigan (17)52.539.5Obama +13.0 SolidKerry +3.4Gore +5.2
Maine (4)54.438.8Obama +15.6 SolidKerry +9.0Gore +5.1
Texas (34)40.553.5McCain +13.0 SolidBush +22.9Bush +21.3
California (55)58.734.3Obama +24.4 SolidKerry +9.9Gore +11.8
Massachusetts (12)57.035.7Obama +21.3 SolidKerry +25.1Gore +27.3
Kentucky (8)41.054.5McCain +13.5 SolidBush +19.9Bush +15.1
Alaska (3)40.756.0McCain +15.3 SolidBush +25.6Bush +30.9
Connecticut (7)55.336.0Obama +19.3 SolidKerry +10.3Gore +17.5
New York (31)62.032.3Obama +29.7 SolidKerry +18.3Gore +25.0
Tennessee (11)38.852.8McCain +14.0 SolidBush +14.3Bush +3.9
Alabama (9)33.556.8McCain +23.3 SolidBush +25.7Bush +14.9
Illinois (21)59.034.3Obama +24.7 SolidKerry +10.4Gore +12.0

Rasmussen Report: Obama by 6.0% with at least 313 electoral votes.

Key Swing States in the 2008 Elections

Colorado: Obama by 5.5%
Florida: Obama by 1.8%
Indiana: McCain by 1.4%
Missouri: McCain by 0.7%
Nevada: Obama by 6.8%
New Hampshire: Obama by 12.5%
North Carolina: Obama by 0.4%
Ohio: Obama by 2.5%
Pennsylvania: Obama by 7.3%
Virginia.: Obama by 4.4%

UPDATED November 4, 2008

Doctors' Opinion of Financial Bail Out Package

The Allergists voted to scratch it, and the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve, and the Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception.

The Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted; the Pathologists yelled, 'Over my dead body!' while the Pediatricians said, 'Oh, Grow up!'

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, the Radiologists could see right through it, and the Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.

The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, 'This puts a whole new face on the matter.'

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists felt the scheme wouldn't hold water.

The Anesthesiologists though t the whole idea was a gas, and the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

In the end, the Proctologists left the decision up to some as$@#%s in Washington.