I first read Ruy Teixeira in the run-up to the 2004 elections. He is, of course, partisan — a Democrat through and through. But I have always found him sensible and factual (you might say a card-carrying member of the reality-based community). The polls have been open in the United States for a few hours, but I think it’s still worth looking at Teixeira’s final update on the "state of the race."
For those who want George W. Bush held accountable at the polls for his acts of omission and commission (because that, in large part, is what democracy is about), Teixeira’s opening paragraph makes for encouraging reading.
The blizzard of polls released over the weekend and today suggest some tightening of the race, but do not appear to fundamentally alter the assessment I offered five days ago in my last update. Tuesday should still be a very good day for the Democrats.
We shall see, soon enough.