At any rate, here are a few items that have popped up recently, some related to the storm, some not.
- Nice posts from John Sides and Jonathan Bernstein about Sandy's possible political effects. My impression is that the best Obama can do is not screw this up, although Chris Christie's praise is not insignificant. (Also, see Bernstein's comments about why it's totally legit to discuss the political ramifications of a crisis during while it's happening.)
- Actually, I'm predicting a short term bounce for Obama, since Gallup may be going dark for a while.
- Thad Hall explains how Sandy could create a huge logistical crisis for Election Day and possibly affect the outcomes.
- Yes, he cites my work, but read this bit from Dylan Matthews on election ground games anyway.
- Robert Farley is having a contest for predicting the presidential election outcome. Here's my map.
- If you're anywhere near Denver on November 9th, I encourage you to attend DU's post-election recap panel, featuring Matt Barreto, Sunshine Hillygus, John Sides, and Lynn Vavreck.
- Need to look at some pretty pictures? Here's how every precinct in the U.S. voted in 2008. Here's where all the wind is blowing in the country right now. And here's all the ideological factions in the U.S. Congress since it was created.