If there's one thing MeFites love more than Sarah Palin discussions, it's smug senses of superiority. Get yours in the 2008 MetaFilter election prediction contest.
posted by gsteff to MetaFilter-Related at 6:45 PM (223 comments total)
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To enter, predict
1) Which candidate will win each of the following ten states (which are currently the ten closest contests according to pollster.com).
2) The winner of the popular vote and margin of victory as a percentage of the total vote, to the nearest tenth of a percent. For example, if you expect McCain to get 24.8%, Obama to get 24.9%, and Ron Paul to get 50.3%, you would say
wake up, sheeple Ron Paul by 25.4%.
The winner will be whoever gets the most states correct, with ties broken by whoever came closest to guessing the actual popular vote gap between the McCain and Obama (measured as the absolute value of the difference between your McCain - Obama value and the actual McCain - Obama value), and further ties broken by whoever posted first.
The prize will be a $50 donation to the charity of the winner's choice. Entries are due by midnight EST Sunday evening (October 5th).