Map and count is current as of 9/15/08. Presentation by Mr. Wood.
- Obama / Biden – 207
- McCain / Palin – 227
- Toss Up – 104
Each week between September 15 and November 4 (the election) Senior Current Issues will provide you an update on the progress of the 2008 Presidential Election. Each week at this site you will find a photo (USA Electoral Map in room #112) of the updated polling comparisons between Barack Obama and John McCain. Each week a different group of seniors will offer you a three minute podcast of where this election currently stands and the trends they see on the horizon. Student groups will provide a news article that they think will help you to better understand the dynamics of this election. All students are encouraged to listen to the podcast and read the article.
SCI students will offer a “what do you think” question that goes with the news article. All Senior Current Issues students must do the ensuing 20 point blog. All other students may choose to answer the question as an extra credit blog assignment (5 pts max.) Postings for the question must be made by 7:00 PM Friday of the week in question.
All electoral votes come from estimates located on Real Clear Politics.com Remember polls are only estimates of how people may vote. Until Nov 4 nobody really knows the outcome of this election.
News Article – Christian Science Monitor – “Election Wild Card – First Time Voters”
Question – The colors on our map will bounce about for the next sixty days. Many people will change their minds about a host of things; the war, the economy, the candidates themselves. Registration of new voters throws a monkey wrench into the polling data. Who knows what will happen on November 4? Read the article – bring your own thoughts to bare. What things do you think will have the biggest impact in changing the polling colors of our map over the next sixty days?
Check the category “08 ELECTION – The News” for more news about the candidates and the Election.