Map and count is current as of 10/27/08. Presentation by Angelina, Britt, Chad, & Kyle.
- Obama / Biden –306
- McCain / Palin – 157
- Toss Up – 75
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 to five 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.)
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.
Podcast – click podcast. Go to Real Clear Politics while you listen. Podcast coincides with photo of map in room 112, located at the top of this post. Special Note the podcast does not work in Firefox browser.
News Article – New York Times – “Do Polls Lie About Race?”
Question – Describe in detail exactly what “The Bradley Effect” is. How do you feel “The Bradley Effect” will impact this election? Or will it have no effect at all because issues like the economy trump race?
Postings for the question must be made by 7:00 PM Friday of the week in question.
Podcast: (95% / A) Creative! The musical addition was great. Nicely done. Info was solid – moving across the country and sharing of responsibility good too. All around good job.
Article / Question: (95% / A-) Very good article. I think it got people thinking. And it certainly introduced the concept of the Bradley effect to people who did not know what it was all about. Good choice. Question works.
Presentation: (97%) Very very good presentation. Questions and answers – good. Took us around the country. I think we are ready to see this election play out…with your thoughts as a final prep.
Overall Grade: (96% / A) – Well done guys. The music, the presentation, the topic (Bradley Effect). I think you’ve given us a great send off to election day.
Check the category “08 ELECTION – The News” for more news about the candidates and the Election.