American's know that the President of our country is elected not by popular vote, but by the electoral college. Since 2004,
Andrew S. Tanenbaum Ph.D.
, the author of the MINIX programming language and 21 computer
programming books and University Professor has operated (for many years in secret) the website electoral-vote.com
Using his advanced knowledge of computer programming algorithms, and
insider polling data
, he creates a "if the vote happened today"
style of Electoral Map for his website. He uses information from many different polling places and averages them together in a simple explanation of
his algorithm. This data is updated daily for both the Presidential race and the Senate.
He acknowledges on his own websites FAQ
, that polling data can be
flawed based on the methods used to conduct the poll, as well as political bias of some pollsters. However I can say from my personal experience
following this website since it was created in 2004 that it is the most correct representation of the daily state of politics that can be had in
regards to national elections.
I wanted to bring this to the attention of the political folks here at ATS in case this website has not made it on your radar. And in regards to the
title of my post, Who is really winning the election?, Obama is smashing Mitt Romney. The senate is in a close heat for the majority. But as always in
politics, tomorrow is another day!