Friday, September 19, 2008


Every fourth year I lose a fair bit of productivity for a month or so because of time spent checking the election polls. The rise of the Internet has only made the polls more readily available and easier to check.

Of course, the most insidious sites are those that gather up all the polls in one, easy to check place. I love them, but boy, are they addictive.

In case you feel like you're too productive and you need some poll checking to eat up some of your time, here are the two best sites. The first is liberal and the second is conservative, but they both seem reasonably honest in reporting the poll numbers:

Electoral Vote Predictor from The Votemaster
Real Clear Politics (latest polls)
Real Clear Politics (electoral map)

The Votemaster updates his site only once per day (usually about 7:00 am eastern). Real Clear Politics updates its "latest polls" page continuously. Happy surfing.

1 comment:

10 lbs of awesome in a 5 lb bag said...

Check out, which bills itself as "electoral projections done right."