David Kirkpatrick

November 1, 2008

Could Obama win Georgia?

The guys at FiveThirtyEight think it’s a long shot, but absolutely possible. That would be unbelievable.

From the link:

What To Watch For

It’s entirely possible Georgia will give the Democratic Party its 60th Senate seat on Election Night, if Jim Martin beats Saxby Chambliss. All the House seats are pretty much safe, with incumbent Democrat Jim Marshall in central Georgia facing the toughest re-election in Georgia’s Republican-gerrymandered districts. Republicans are on defense all across the board again this cycle, so if Marshall survived in 2006, he should pull it off again in 2008. If the polls close in the eastern time zone and the nets can’t call Georgia for John McCain because it’s “too close to call,” we’ll all know who the next President-Elect will be.

And here’s the first November projection:

As always, If you’re finding this page later than today’s date hit this link for my latest update, or better yet head straight to 538 for their very latest projections.