overseas voter, absentee ballot

Electoral Vote Predictor 2004:   Kerry 327   Bush 211

Data in Excel format
Battleground states
Info about the states
Previous report
Next report


electoral college strong kerry Strong Kerry (149)
electoral college weak kerry Weak Kerry (104)
electoral college barely kerry Barely Kerry (74)
electoral college tied Exactly tied (0)
electoral college barely bush Barely Bush (60)
electoral college weak bush Weak Bush (17)
electoral college strong bush Strong Bush (134)
Needed to win: 270
Aug. 15 New polls: NC RSS

News from the Votemaster

Bush and Kerry are in a statistical tie in North Carolina, of all places. A new poll by Research 2000 puts Bush at 48% and Kerry at 45%, with a margin of error of 4%. The previous poll there had Bush with a 7% lead. Perhaps the people of North Carolina are beginning to warm to the idea of their senator as vice president. We'll see what happens on the next poll though.

It is interesting to note that four southern states that were expected to be easy wins for Bush are now statistical ties: Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee. If Mary Beth Cahill thinks she has a shot there, she may invest some money down there and make Bush spend time and money there too. On the other hand, when Karl Rove looks at the map, he might say: "Gee, Maine, Minnesota, and Oregon seem to be in play. Let's make Kerry fight for them." The other "Barely" states were expected to be battlegrounds and are.

I have had a page on George Bush's track record for some time. Some people have asked for one on Kerry's track record. Fair enough. He's been in the Senate 20 years and has voted thousands of times on abortion, the budget, civil rights, corporate malfeasance, crime, education, energy, the environment, families & children, foreign policy, health care, homeland security, jobs, social security, tax reform, war & peace, and much more. Don't believe what either campaign says about his record. Look for yourself..

And last, but never least, a new cartoon of the week.

To get the dates and sources for the polling data, click on the Excel spreadsheet at the top right. To bookmark this page, type CTRL-D. To help publicize this website, please link to it to improve its Google PageRank and tell your friends about it.

-- The votemaster

WWW www.electoral-vote.com
overseas voter, absentee ballot