Presidential Race Maps Writing on the Wall

Waiting For The First State Closings . . .

Posted Nov 04, 2008 at 10:18 AM by Maurice Berger

Nothing to report for the next hour or so. At 7:00 we will have three crucial poll closings (and potential deal breaker for McCain): Georgia, Virginia and Indiana.

Welcome to LIVE BLOG: Election Night Procedures

Posted Nov 04, 2008 at 10:12 AM by Maurice Berger

Welcome to PollTrack's Election Night LIVE BLOG. Park your MAP on Election Day Today. States will be updated as soon as results are known. The color coding for Election Night: BLUE: WIN ObamaRED: WIN McCain, Green: "Too Close To Call" OR "Not Enough Data To Call" after State closing; Gray: State Voting Not Yet Closed. For states where results are uncontested, PollTrack will post results onto the map without commentary. The blog will perk up only when there is something to report--the meaning of a result, a trend, an implication about the closeness or narrowness of a win. REFRESH the map/blog page to receive the most updated posts. As long as yout map is clicked onto Election Day Today, that map will remain on the screen when the page refreshes. Good Luck!

 

Election Day Map Cleared For Live Blog

Posted Nov 02, 2008 at 3:07 PM by Maurice Berger

Our Election Day Today map will be cleared back to gray over the next 24 hours in anticipation of our Election Night Live Blog. The Election Day Map will be filled in throughout the night as states are won and will serve as a record of the final results of Election 2008. Tomorrow's Map Today (and by Monday, Election Day will, in fact, be tomorrow) will contain PollTrack's final prediction of trends in the presidential race. Today's Map will register the state of the statewide polling as is, warts and all, close and not so close, ambiguous and clear-cut in the twenty-four hour period before voting actually begins. All three maps will be archived on our site and available in perpetuity, a history of this historic and exciting presidential cycle

PollTrack Policy On EXIT POLLS

Posted Nov 02, 2008 at 8:04 AM by Maurice Berger

In anticipation of our Live Blog on Election night, tune in throughout the morning and afternoon of Election Day for updates on voting and trends. One thing you will not get, however: exit poll vote projections. PollTrack conforms to proper journalistic standards, and these include not releasing or discussing exit poll data, except demographic trends, until all of the polls are closed in a state. Given the inaccuracy of exit polls--they were often wrong during the primary and caucus season--and the need to properly weight and interpret data culled from these surveys, we will also not publish unprocessed raw exit numbers.This policy is consistent with others on our site. We are committed to fair, accurate, non-partisan analysis of elections.

Election Night: Live Blog, Beginning 6:00 EST!

Posted Nov 02, 2008 at 7:20 AM by Maurice Berger

PollTrack invites you to its Live Blog on election night. Starting at 6:00 EST, as results start coming in, PollTrack will explain and analyze the significance of wins and loses. Stay with us for an up to minute examination of electoral trends as well as a prediction of where the election is headed. We will clear the Election Day Map that morning, filling it in on election night, state by state, as results are confirmed.

Election Night: Live Blog!

Posted Oct 30, 2008 at 5:07 AM by Maurice Berger

PollTrack invites you to its Live Blog on election night. Starting at 6:00 EST, as results start coming in, PollTrack will explain and analyze the significance of wins and loses. Stay with us for an up to minute examination of electoral trends as well as a prediction of where the election is headed. We will clear the Election Day Map that morning, filling it in on election night, state by state, as results are confirmed.