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Thursday, November 20, 2003

Presidential Predictions

Posted by DavidNYC

If you're fond of electoral maps (and I think that a lot of readers here are), then you'll like the cool new feature on Dave Leip's site: a presidential predictions page. Users can download maps, allocate states according to their predictions, and upload them with comments. Dave lets you work with two kinds of maps: a straight-up prediction map and what he calls a "confidence" map, where you can adjust the color of each state depending upon the likelihood you think it will go one way or another. One of these days, I'll have to post my own set of predictions, too. Now if only Dave would just use blue for the Dems and red for the GOP like the rest of us....

Posted at 01:43 AM in General | Technorati


Since when did the Dems become the red states?

Posted by: Night Owl at November 20, 2003 02:31 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

How can one guesstimate which states will fall in line for each party when one doesn't know who the Dem candidate is. For example, with Clark as a candidate, Arkansas will probably go Dem. With any other candidate, it will be a GOP state.

Posted by: Marcia at November 28, 2003 02:09 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

It's good to be focusing on this question, but it's awful early. Either party can create more swing states by actively contesting them, or reduce the number of swing states by writing some off.

Posted by: Rep. Mark B. Cohen at December 24, 2003 04:56 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment