News from the Votemaster
While the polls have close to no predictive value at this stage of the game (Bill Clinton ranked 11th at this point in 1992), at least the state polls are more useful than the national polls the media are obsessed with. Being ahead in Iowa and New Hampshire is a lot more important than being ahead nationally. Thus I have collected the most recent state polls below for your amusement. But more interesting, will be to have these to examine, say, 10 months from now.
Remember Harold Wilson's words: In politics, a week is a long time. Here are just a couple of the things that could happen in the next few months:
While all of these are speculative, it is virtually certain that some time next Fall the swiftboating will start. Count on these attacks:
When the candidates' histories start getting dredged up, the mud will begin to fly. Consider one simple example. If you are reading an election Website 21 months before the election, you are undoubtedly in the top 5% of all voters in terms of interest in and knowledge of politics. Congratulations! You surely know Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinois. What was his voting record like? Bet you don't know. Bet almost nobody knows. When the campaign heats up, everyone will know. Beat the crowd. Find out now.
This page is the prototype for 2008. The data and map will refer to previous elections until serious polls begin in 2008. The blog will be updated when there is interesting news about the 2008 races.Preview of the 2008 races: President Senate House
This map shows the current governors. Put your mouse on a state for more information.
This map shows the current Senate. Put your mouse on a state for more information.
This map shows the current House. Put your mouse on a state for more information.
-- The Votemaster