Who Is Winning?

Oct 15 2012 @ 10:15am

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It's hard to say, according to Silver:

If the current polls hold, predicting the election outcome will boil down to making a series of educated guesses about the relationship between state and national polls, and between the Electoral College and the popular vote.

There have been plenty of elections before when the outcome was highly uncertain down the stretch run or on Election Day itself. But I am not sure that there has been one where different types of polls pointed in opposite directions. Anyone in my business who is not a bit terrified by this set of facts is either lying to himself — or he doesn’t know what he’s doing.

I was pretty gloomy last night. But the polls overnight and this morning – using the exact same prism as the one last night – have shown a stabilization in the race, with both roughly even, Obama having a slight bounce after his free-fall, and with an edge in the Electoral College. I'm off the ledge.