My Last, Best Guess


Election Day! I hope all of you who are eligible to vote are going to go out and do so!

Here’s my final guess on how I think the Presidential race will pan out.

360 votes for Obama, 178 for McCain

360 votes for Obama, 178 for McCain

Now, some explanation.

Despite McCain’s efforts, Obama will win Pennsylvania pretty handily. I expect he’s going to barely win in Ohio as well. Despite Indiana being listed as a toss-up by most people, I think they’re still going to end up going for McCain, same with Missouri.

Meantime, I think North Carolina will barely end up in the Obama camp. I think it will be by less than one percent. Florida will do the same, but probably by about two percent or so.

There’s a bit of wishful thinking with Montana and North Dakota, but not much. Montana has a very popular Democratic governor who has been pushing hard for Obama. As for North Dakota, pollster.com shows Obama up by three points there.

And since I’ll have to explain Nebraska, here we go: I’ve read from a number of sources that there’s a large enough black population in Northern Omaha that they might be able to turn that one and only district in the state blue, thus giving Obama one electoral vote there. I may end up wrong, but I don’t think I am.

Further I think in a lot of the traditionally red states that stay red, the race will be closer than people expect. Watch for narrow victories in Georgia, and possibly even here in Arizona, where I think McCain will win, but by less than four percent.

Mind you, I’m just going by my instincts here. All this is entirely a guess on my part based on things I’ve read and seen. Regardless, the details might end up different from how I describe, but I think the conclusion will still end up the same.

Our 44th President will be Barack Obama.

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6 Responses to “My Last, Best Guess”

  1. PiedType Says:

    I’ll give ya a nickel to color AZ blue. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Chris Says:

    The metallic make up of nickels needs to be changed, same with pennies. Currently it costs 7 cents to make a nickel and about three cents to make a penny. Both need to be made of cheaper aluminium.

    And with that diversion, no, I won’t color AZ blue. ๐Ÿ˜› That’s up to the voters! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Chris Says:

    So far I’m wrong only about North Dakota. We’ll see how the rest pans out.

  4. SkyWayMan Says:

    As of right now Obama is leading in Nebraska congressional district 2 by 359 votes out of 228,065 counted. That’s about 0.15%. I don’t think the absentees have been counted yet so that will certainly change. Obama won in Douglas county but McCain is leading in the Sarpy county portion of the district. With Offut AFB located in Sarpy county I’d guess that a lot of the absentee ballots are from the military. I wouldn’t give that 1 vote to either candidate just yet but I still think in the end McCain will pull out a meaningless victory here.

  5. Chris Says:

    Well, looks like I was wrong on Montana, since Obama lost there, but I was also wrong on Indiana, which I’m very happy about! And, hey, in Montana at least Schweitzer was reelected.

  6. Chris Says:

    So everything is bascially settled. Missouri is still a toss-up but I’m pretty sure it’ll end up McCain.

    So how did I do with my guesses?

    Well, I was wrong about North Dakota and Montana, but I was right about everything else, including Indiana and Nebraska! Yes, it seems as though that one electoral vote in Nebraska that I thought would go to Obama did indeed go to him.

    For details, check here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2008#Results_by_state


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