Now is the time to put it on the line and make your predictions. Here’s mine for the presidential:
We’ll know by around 10 p.m. tomorrow night if this scenario will play out once we have a good idea on how the Virginia (polls close at 7 p.m.) and Ohio (polls close at 7:30 p.m.) returns are going. I’d pay close attention to what Michael Barone, the author of the Almanac of American Politics, has to say about swing counties and precincts in both states for your first clues. (Barone should be part of the FOX News Channel team.) I think Virginia will be called by 9:30 for both Mitt Romney and George Allen (I’d look for Romney to have a slightly larger margin than Allen, a reversal from earlier this fall as Romney has picked up support from Kaine supporters in Northern VA.) The Virginia house delegation will remain unchanged. Ohio will be closer than Virginia, but Romney will pull out a victory there without a messy recount. When the first “blue” state falls to Romney — whether it be Wisconsin, Michigan or Pennsylvania — it will be the start of a very long night for Democrats nationally.
UPDATE: The Washington Post has apparently realized that their current polling methodology is flawed and is trying out a new one.