Exit Polls and the Britney Factor

It’s the first time after 5:00, when the keepers of the exit polls were to be set free, that I’ve had a chance to check on line. Not surprisingly there are rumored reports of the exit polls everywhere. Different sites are offering contradictory reports, which doesn’t matter much since they aren’t all that accurate any ways in close races. All reports from liberal blogs with results show enough wins to take the Senate even if they disagree on the specifics. If I had more time at present I’d check the conservative sites and see if they have the same rumors. Regardless, we should have some real results in a couple of hours. (Update: There’s getting to be more consistency among the unsubstantiated rumors at least. Most sites now spreading rumors that Democrats winning all the key battlegrounds except Ford is narrowly behind. If true, this would give the Democrats the Senate.)

Update: Reportedly exit polls are showing corruption is the number one issue for voters, which wouldn’t be good for Republicans. Of course after 2004 the number one issue was moral values until they reexamined and found that it wasn’t. Reportedly Democrats are optimistic and Republicans are fearful, but it doesn’t take exit polls to suggest that.

The only hard news we have so far tonight is that Britney Spears (photo here) is divorcing Kevin Federline and wants the kids. The question is which Britney this is. If this was the Britney who guest starred on Will and Grace (“I’m not who you think I am. My real name is Peg. And I’m a hardcore lesbian. I’m into leather play, butch white girls, skunkin’, pullin’ the blinds, and poodle balling. Whatever you got, I’ll eat it, snort it, or ride it, baby.”) it might suggest a moral backlash favoring the Republicans. However as this is the real Britney, who once said “we should just trust our president in every decision he makes,” I suggest this is a bad omen for Republicans and they will do poorly tonight. Sure it’s meaningless, but so are those rumored exit polls.

While I hope the rumored exit polls are true, the only winner I’m willing to project so far is Kevin Federline. Congratulations, Kevin.

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