Right & Left Wing Election Models
Agree on Winner
Votemaster, TruthIsAll, & Election * Projection
Call it for Obama – Big!
(Wash. DC) Presidential election polls are frequently in conflict. Within the same time period (10/17-10/20), the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Obama up 10 points while the American Research Group came in six points lower, plus four for Obama. These pollsters repeat the same methodology over and over, come up with similar results, and continue to disagree. It confuses the public but provides an endless spin opportunity for advocates on both sides.
Then there are the pure analysts who create more elaborate election models. These dedicated and intensely meticulous researchers are the “spread sheet wielding” elite of polling analysis and projections. They pick and aggregate state, national, and local polls, develop mathematical models for analysis, and produce a running assessment of the presidential race available on any given day.
Looking at the leading independent polling analysts is always helpful as a counterweight to the numbing parade of random numbers filtered through the corporate media. From the very conservative Election * Projection, to the openly libertarian Votemaster, to the unwavering liberal TruthIsAll, they admit their bias yet seek accuracy.
Seeing the top three agree almost precisely just 13 days before the general election is a noteworthy event. They all predict an Obama victory by a wide margin in the Electoral College and about a 7 point win in the popular vote.
Here are the three on electoral votes for 2008.
There’s just a 4 vote spread for both candidatesin the Electoral College
From top to bottom: TruthIsAll 368-170, Votemaster 364-171, Election Protection 368-170
The popular vote matches up conservative versus liberal.
Election * Projection and TruthIsAll have just a one
point difference in their popular vote projections.
TruthIsAll 54%-45% Election * Protection 53%-45%
The last time there was a left – right consensus like this was the House of Representatives bill laying the foundation for internet censorship. It was opposed by both Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D, OH) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R, CA). When asked why just six representatives voted against the overwhelming majority in the House (three liberals, three conservatives), Rep. Kucinich responded, “because we read the bill.”
These three read the data and came to the same conclusion. It’s Obama by a large margin. The projections by experienced and independent analysts demonstrate a loyalty to craft and the rules of logic.
We’re told that McCain is giving up in Colorado, New Mexico, and Iowa. He’ll make his last stand in Pennsylvania. That adds more strength to these predictive models and stands in opposition to the theatrics we may see from one or several of the networks begging for another fabricated “too close to call” election. Sorry, not this time. They’ll have to sensationalize another fiction, “voter fraud.”
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