Friday, August 27, 2004

Election-poll coverage that's actually meaningful

Anyone interested in following the horse-race aspects of the upcoming election may be interested in this electoral-college-based site. The person who runs it is a Kerry supporter, but that doesn't seem to get in the way of the numbers (it just pops up occasionally in his commentary). What he does is takes state-by-state poll results, as they are reported, and uses them to construct a map of likely election results using the electoral college votes. So instead of the totally irrelevant "dead heat" national poll results you get from most of the major national news outlets, you can see that, for example, right now Kerry leads, 270 to 259 electoral votes.

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