As we move through the general election, remember that the corporate media has a vested interest in a tight race: It’s dramatic, it’s sexy, and it puts asses in seats — more eyes on the screen, to watch the commercials that the “news” channels show for their sponsors.
The problem is….this isn’t a tight race. At all. And it isn’t likely to be. For historical context — George W. Bush beat John Kerry by 3 percentage points in 2004. At no point in the polling was he more than 6% ahead, and he was never behind.
Here is a look at current projected electoral totals (with links to sources) — the first batch are sites which aggregate state polls (which are often only covered locally, so if you live in NY, for example, you’re unlikely to hear the results of a MO poll)….and then the current projected electoral totals as presented by MSNBC and CNN.
Obama McCain Net
Electoral-Vote.com 304 221 Obama +83
FiveThirtyEight.com 300 238 Obama +62
Real Clear Politics 238 190 Obama +48
Rasmussen Reports 260 240 Obama +20
Keep your eyes open, folks.