Tim Blair


New Criterion



Wednesday, November 03, 2004
Kerry is in the lead in Ohio and Florida, according to Drudge's reading of the exit polls, but the sample is unreliable.

Meanwhile, Australian punters give the race to Bush. They outguessed the pundits on the Australian election. Can they do the same in foreign parts?

The Poms may be plunging heavily on Kerry, but their bookies have run out of fingers to tally the bets.

Yesterday, Auntie's funereal US correspondent John Shovelan primed her constituency for disappointment by reminding us that in 2000 Bush "went on to lose the popular vote by half a million votes". Here's hoping they'll be robbed again in 2004. Can you imagine such a reminder if Beazley had squeaked in in 2001 with less than 50% of the two-party preferred vote?