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Latest 2008 Predictions (Highest Scores)
User Map Prof Date Ver. Pickup Rep Dem Ind #C
whoblitzell (I-JPN)Map 11-04 87 D +112 174 (-112) 364 (+112) 0 (0) 16
EarlAW (D-ON)MapProfile 11-04 53 D +86 200 (-86) 338 (+86) 0 (0) 0
Political Lefty (D-CA)MapProfile 11-03 7 D +126 160 (-126) 378 (+126) 0 (0) 0
Ryne (I-WA)MapProfile 11-03 6 D +112 174 (-112) 364 (+112) 0 (0) 0
Jyrki (G-FRA)MapProfile 11-03 1 D +123 163 (-123) 375 (+123) 0 (0) 0
PoliticalJunkie (I-WI)Map 11-03 20 D +112 174 (-112) 364 (+112) 0 (0) 0
Aguagon (D-AZ)MapProfile 11-03 13 D +101 185 (-101) 353 (+101) 0 (0) 0
Sheliak5 (D-OH)MapProfile 11-03 54 D +127 159 (-127) 379 (+127) 0 (0) 2
FrenchEd (D-NJ)Map 11-03 64 D +101 185 (-101) 353 (+101) 0 (0) 12
iammucow (G-NC)MapProfile 11-03 17 D +101 185 (-101) 353 (+101) 0 (0) 0
Latest 2008 Predictions (Most Recent Entries)
User Map Prof Date Ver. Pickup Rep Dem Ind #C
TX_1824 (C-TX)MapProfile 11-04 12 D +13 273 (-13) 265 (+13) 0 (0) 7
Hyperfast (D-FL)MapProfile 11-04 16 D +123 163 (-123) 375 (+123) 0 (0) 0
AntonioV (D-CA)MapProfile 11-04 9 D +101 185 (-101) 353 (+101) 0 (0) 6
nyquil_man (D-AR)MapProfile 11-04 25 D +112 174 (-112) 364 (+112) 0 (0) 1
tyguy (R-GA)Map 11-04 18 D +26 260 (-26) 278 (+26) 0 (0) 0
cmaff05 (D-WV)MapProfile 11-04 1 D +92 194 (-92) 344 (+92) 0 (0) 0
eridniel (--MD)Map 11-04 16 D +112 174 (-112) 364 (+112) 0 (0) 0
DasKaek (I-IN)Map 11-04 15 D +101 185 (-101) 353 (+101) 0 (0) 2
CardinalWraith (D-CA)Map 11-04 13 D +101 185 (-101) 353 (+101) 0 (0) 1
byelf2007 (D-WA)MapProfile 11-04 40 D +97 189 (-97) 349 (+97) 0 (0) 0
Latest 2008 Predictions (Most Recent Comments)
User Map Prof Date Ver. Pickup Rep Dem Ind #C
bonncaruso (D-DEU)
by FrenchEd on 2009-05-06 @ 08:41:48
MapProfile 11-04 75 D +123 163 (-123) 375 (+123) 0 (0) 103
CR (--MO)
by faye3 on 2009-02-24 @ 15:33:40
Map 11-03 44 R +4 290 (+4) 248 (-4) 0 (0) 164
tmthforu94 (R-KS)
by tmthforu94 on 2009-02-15 @ 19:16:25
MapProfile 11-03 67 D +9 277 (-9) 261 (+9) 0 (0) 8
FrenchEd (D-NJ)
by FrenchEd on 2009-02-11 @ 05:28:59
Map 11-03 64 D +101 185 (-101) 353 (+101) 0 (0) 12
AntonioV (D-CA)
by AntonioV on 2009-01-03 @ 04:34:13
MapProfile 11-04 9 D +101 185 (-101) 353 (+101) 0 (0) 6
dnul222 (D-MN)
by dnul222 on 2008-12-24 @ 06:59:29
Map 11-03 83 D +74 212 (-74) 326 (+74) 0 (0) 15
Chica_Of_Light (D-CA)
by FrenchEd on 2008-12-22 @ 17:03:32
Map 10-30 80 R +154 440 (+154) 98 (-154) 0 (0) 124
Sheliak5 (D-OH)
by FrenchEd on 2008-12-22 @ 16:54:47
MapProfile 11-03 54 D +127 159 (-127) 379 (+127) 0 (0) 2
whoblitzell (I-JPN)
by FrenchEd on 2008-12-22 @ 16:48:57
Map 11-04 87 D +112 174 (-112) 364 (+112) 0 (0) 16
wingindy (I-IN)
by dnul222 on 2008-12-18 @ 19:30:18
Map 11-03 22 D +123 163 (-123) 375 (+123) 0 (0) 48
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« on: May 17, 2007, 08:47:53 pm »

With the early nature of the 2008 Presidential Contest, I've gone ahead and created the 2008 Presidential Predictions section early as well.  Try it out and write some words about your early prognostications - who do you expect to be the candidates of the major parties? - how will the states vote? - will there be a strong independent?  Please let me know if you find any issues with the scripts.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 09:20:15 pm »

Thanks Dave.  Awesome as always!

Is someone going to start compiling a list of poll results, both Generic D vs. R and, say, Clinton v. Giuliani?
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 09:24:30 pm »

Glad you like it.  My next atlas feature will be to add the 2008 polling script - I'll attempt to build a Primary version for D & R first followed by the general version.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 09:43:10 pm »

Good work Dave, like Alcon, I too will start off with Clinton vs Giuliani.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007, 09:47:20 pm »

Dave I have a question. Why is Ohio on the Republican's side when over half of the people put it on the Democrat's. How is it calculated to determine which party it goes to?
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007, 09:50:54 pm »

Dave I have a question. Why is Ohio on the Republican's side when over half of the people put it on the Democrat's. How is it calculated to determine which party it goes to?

Looks Dem to me.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007, 09:51:44 pm »

Dave I have a question. Why is Ohio on the Republican's side when over half of the people put it on the Democrat's. How is it calculated to determine which party it goes to?

I think its based on 2004 results.  I could be wrong, though.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2007, 09:53:27 pm »

Dave I have a question. Why is Ohio on the Republican's side when over half of the people put it on the Democrat's. How is it calculated to determine which party it goes to?

Looks Dem to me.

It is showing me Rep for Ohio.
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2007, 09:56:05 pm »

Dave I have a question. Why is Ohio on the Republican's side when over half of the people put it on the Democrat's. How is it calculated to determine which party it goes to?

Looks Dem to me.

It is showing me Rep for Ohio.

Here?

http://uselectionatlas.org/PRED/PRESIDENT/2008/pred.php

Try refresh (F5)?  Clear your cache?
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2007, 09:59:56 pm »

Dave I have a question. Why is Ohio on the Republican's side when over half of the people put it on the Democrat's. How is it calculated to determine which party it goes to?

Looks Dem to me.

It is showing me Rep for Ohio.

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http://uselectionatlas.org/PRED/PRESIDENT/2008/pred.php

Try refresh (F5)?  Clear your cache?

Thanks thats better...
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2007, 02:44:57 am »

Glad you like it.  My next atlas feature will be to add the 2008 polling script - I'll attempt to build a Primary version for D & R first followed by the general version.
Does that mean there will be a map of the current poll leaders for both D & R like the one on the wikipedia pages?
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2007, 09:27:14 am »

Love it. Any way to include a clip of the predictions below our names?
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2007, 12:07:44 pm »

Prediction icon is now below your name - furthest map to the left.

BTW, with the version control nature of the scripts, you can create different versions for different scenarios of candidates if you like (note: only one different version is saved per day to reduce spamming). 

I'm also a bit surprised that the so many predictions to date show the Northeast (esp. CT, NH, ME, and NJ) to not be in play.  Note though, I don't know whom most of the D&R candidates are predicted to be - I suggest that in the analysis section, at least add the names of the candidates for your prediction maps.

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2007, 02:02:40 pm »

Question to Dave regarding the 2004 prediction page:

There were 1998 predictions made for OHIO, 1000 predicted a Bush victory and 998 a Kerry victory, yet OH is colored red.

Or did I just get something wrong here ?

http://www.uselectionatlas.org/USPRESIDENT/GENERAL/CAMPAIGN/2004/pred04.php
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2007, 02:27:26 pm »

Hi,
The maps are compiled from the "most recent entries" - from those predictions made in the last several weeks prior to the election.  I'll have to check to find out how many that was - maybe I'll update the script so that the statistics show the most recent figures as well.
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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2007, 10:26:31 am »

Well, well...what can one say? Excellent job as usual, I agree that the prediction maps were needed now to keep up with the level of debate! Thank you very much Dave. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2007, 02:54:44 pm »

Of course, this could all be relatively unimportant if the electoral college is made obsolete before then, by the interstate contract movement.
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2007, 03:02:45 pm »

Of course, this could all be relatively unimportant if the electoral college is made obsolete before then, by the interstate contract movement.

Fat chance of it happening in time for the 2008 election.
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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2007, 05:44:18 am »

Is the the appropriate place to comment on the compiled 'median' prediction map?  I just noticed Colorado flipped Democrat!  Nevada can't be far behind.  I also noticed Missouri went from Lean on the confidence factor to 'tossup'.
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2007, 04:59:23 pm »

I've done the cache reload thing so that can't be the problem.  Nevada has 59 Dem predictions, 58 Rep predictions and 1 Ind prediction, yet it's showing up as an R-40 Tossup, when I would expect it to be either a D-30 Tossup or a No result based on the raw numbers.
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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2007, 01:08:19 pm »

I've found a slight error in the median calculation algorithm (has to do with independents being added to the script).  I believe I've fixed issue that sets the map winner incorrectly when the states are close and an independent candidate has more than 0 wins.
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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2007, 09:02:26 am »

I would like to start making forecasts as well (but can't access it), could you link my forum account to the atlas please?
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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2007, 11:48:22 am »

I would like to start making forecasts as well (but can't access it), could you link my forum account to the atlas please?

You are already linked (see the predictions for Senate below your avatar).  What error do you receive when you try to create your prediction?
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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2007, 05:17:26 pm »

I'd not put a space in my username!!!
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« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2007, 03:28:12 pm »

Great forum, great idea.

It is, however, sad that certain posters decide to use the projections area to spread vile hate of the other side instead of using analysis and debate. I am certain this is not what the founding fathers intended nor is it of help to any kind of debate between human beings with brains in their heads. I was just confronted with a posting comparing Hillary Clinton to the NAZI era between 1933-1945 and find it incredibly stupid and hateful and vile, especially for jewish americans who contribute to this website.

Before a huge flame war over Hillary Clinton erupts, perhaps her detractors should really start looking at polls coming out of many places and more all the time, with her positives far HIGHER than her negatives.  And a woman senator does not get this far without possessing great intelligence, perserverance and iron will, qualities befitting a president.

And for those who want to dis the GOPers, I submit to you that this crew of 9 candidates is the brightest and most talented that the GOP that I have ever seen throw their hats in the ring at the same time. The DEMS should not automatically assume that, just because a mighty wind is blowing against the GOP right now, that that mighty wind will still be there in November of 2008, especially if a GOP nominee arises who can capture the imagination of the american people.

And finally, in a year before an election year that has most obviously become an election year in and of itself, with the populace already being bombarded with ads and mail and the like, if we start to see consistent polls all the time, then the race may already be decided in March or April 2008.  If not, then be prepared for everything, from a huge DEM or GOP landslide (a real blowout election) or once again, a nail-biter, but I doubt that the so-called "in-between solid win" will happen.

In the predictions area, we are asked to forget the standard accepted mode of blue-vs-red states, which is a good idea, as Clinton is already making inroads in the south where she was not expected to. But with Thompson suddenly in the GOP ring, this could all change once again.

So please, I ask of fellow posters to keep it clean and respectful.
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