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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:13 AM
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Pollster: If election were today, either Dem would best McCain in Electoral College
The polling firm SurveyUSA says its polling from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., shows that if the election were held now, either Democratic contender -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama -- would win more Electoral College votes than Republican Sen. John McCain.

SurveyUSA says Obama would edge McCain by 280-258 in the Electoral College, while Clinton would win 276-262. It takes 270 Electoral votes to become president. In 2004, President Bush defeated Sen. John Kerry by 286-251. The 2000 results: Bush, 271; Al Gore, 266. The historical records are all here.

This is obvious but we feel compelled to always remind everyone: Polls are just snapshots of current public opinion, not forecasts of what will happen in the future. And, of course, the election is not going to be held today. For that, we have to wait until Nov. 4.

http://blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics/2008/03/pollster-i...
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