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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:43 PM

Professor Tops Pundits With Perfect Presidential Prediction

http://davidsonnews.net/election/2012/11/08/prof-tops-pundits-with-perfect-presidential-prediction/


The Davidson College political science professor came out on top among those tracking the presidential polls this time around, accurately predicting how the Electoral College votes would fall: 332 for President Obama, 206 for Mitt Romney.

Slate.com made Josh Putnam one of those three blue darts in the bull’s eye in a ranking Wednesday. Click to see the graphic on Slate.com.
His spot-on Electoral College tally put him in elite company – one of three nationally known prognosticators to get it right, according to Slate.com’s “Pundit Scorecard,”published Wednesday.

In fact, Prof. Putnam’s prediction of 332 votes for President Barack Obama and 206 for Republican challenger Mitt Romney has remained the same since he began tracking the numbers earlier this year on his blog, “Frontloading HQ,” or FHQ. (http://frontloading.blogspot.com/.)


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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:53 PM

1. Where is Drew Linzer of Votamatic.com? He would be #1 since he predicted back in June

 

While Josh was later in the year.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:55 PM

2. A very different view of the results, to scale of electoral votes

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:51 AM

3. good for him!

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