Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nov. 4, 2008- Election Day (Updated)

Just a little tid bit for all of you that will be watching the election results like it's the Super Bowl!!!

If not already begun some with their findings for Exit Polling; now Exit Polling differs from the opinion polling mainly because these are polls taken after a person has already voted and those are suppossedly actual numbers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exit_poll . Pollsters believe that opinion polling lends to the Bradley Effect taking place.
Essentially the Bradley Effect, named after Tom Bradley after he lost the 1982 Governor's race in California, is the phenomenon that white voters will only claim that they will vote for the minority fearing that there true preference will be seen as racially motivated. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_effect .

As this may shape up to be a long Redbull kind of night with polls closing on the eastcoast around 7PM or 8PM it may take about an hour possibly longer to call the election for a particular state and with the subsequent timezones closing late into the evening on the east coast the electoral number may not be known until close to 1AM EST... However if the big battleground states of Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia come with definite results we should have a good indication on how this will go. Obama takes three of the four and it is pretty much a wrap; McCain takes at least two it will be a LOOOOOOONG night!


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