The Route to Victory in the Electoral College
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As the Conventions End, a State-by-State Battle Begins ()
The Obama-Biden ticket got a bounce in the polls after the Democratic convention and the McCain-Palin ticket got a bigger bounce after the Republican convention. But the latest national polls indicate a virtual tie in the presidential race. Today's Washington Post poll shows Barack Obama holding 47% of the vote to John McCain’s 46%. What do the polls tell us about how the race has changed since the conventions? Why do all the polls come up with different results? How do the poll results influence voters? What polls do the candidates use in deciding how to deploy their resources and chart the course to victory in the Electoral College?
- Marc Ambinder: Associate Editor, The Atlantic
- Alan Abramowitz: Professor of Political Science, Emory University
- Nate Silver: Contributor, New Republic
- Stephen Koff: Washington Bureau Chief, Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Damien Cave: Miami Bureau Chief, New York Times, @damiencave
- David Yepsen: Political columnist, Des Moines Register, @DavidYepsen
Tom Brady Out for 2008 Season ()
Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to near perfection last season, winning every game except the Superbowl. This season, dreams of another undefeated season and a return to the Superbowl died a sudden death in the opening minutes of the first game, when the quarterback suffered an injury that will keep him off the field for the rest of the year. How is New England coping with the grief? Dan Shaughnessy is a veteran sports writer for the Boston Globe.
- Dan Shaughnessy: Sports Writer, Boston Globe
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