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T.V. Talk Turns to Exit Polls

By Joel Achenbach
On CBS, they're making it sound like it's going to be a bad night for Hillary, apparently based on exit polls. There is talk of an Obama "surge." The only catch with these exit polls is that many people have not yet exited the polls, since the polls are still open all across the country, except in West Virginia, where there never were any polls, just a secret convention of men in trench coats.

In other news, the Dow crashed, and someone caught a baby falling from a burning building.

On BBC, the anchorman says dramatically, "Beware: Super Tuesday, super complicated." Then some other chap speculates that the Democrats will decide they can't afford this long campaign, and will cut a deal, and it'll all be over. Right, and maybe we'll switch to a parliamentary system.

Now I'm looking at exit polls too, but I will retain a poker face to ensure that I do not bias any potential voter. Grit teeth, bite tongue, breathe through nose. Okay, but here's one tangential question that pops to mind: Can McCain break the 50 percent mark among Republicans in his home state of Arizona?

They've called Georgia for Obama. That leaves only, what, 40-something contests to go. Long night ahead. Alaska's polls don't close until 12:30 a.m., and that could tip the balance of the whole thing.

By Web Politics Editor  |  February 5, 2008; 7:56 PM ET
Categories:  A_Blog , Barack Obama , Candidates , Hillary Rodham Clinton , Joel's Two Cents , John McCain , Primaries , The Democrats  
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