Election 2008

Election 2008: Can small turnout gains tip Southern elections?

October 6, 2008 - Today is the last day for voter registration in nine Southern states -- AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, TN, TX and VA. If any of you may be wondering if last-minute registrations really make a difference, Nate Silver at 538.com leads with some analysis today that shows how small registration and turnout gains could tip the election.

Election 2008: Southern swing state update

September 5, 2008 - With Sen. John McCain's speech a wrap, the eight-week battle for the presidency is underway. Here's an update on what Southern states might be in play. The polls all show that, in the South, it's down to three states: Florida, North Carolina and most importantly, Virginia. A quick look at the situation in each state:

Election 2008: Which way are Southern states headed?

August 15, 2008 - It's now been over two months since Sen. Barack Obama officially clinched the Democratic Party nomination. In terms of sizing up the presidential race, that means we now have 10 weeks of poll data to figure out how McCain and Obama fare in a pure head-to-head match-up.