With Election Day approaching, I wanted to take a moment to read some tea leaves and render predictions.
Here is my projected Electoral College (click to view larger image):
(Map was created using 270toWin.com)
When I look at the latest polls on Real Clear Politics, the only states that are really close are North Carolina, Missouri, and Indiana. The rest are a few points for either candidate, and the trend is growing.
Florida, for example is still close, but all of the recent polls show Obama ahead of McCain.
This must be what Democrats felt like in 1988. The McCain campaign should be the chapter following Dukakis in the book “How NOT to run for president…”
My prediction: Obama 364 electoral votes, McCain 174 electoral votes.