> From: Kerr Avon <[log in to unmask]> > Hmmm... I can't remember what odds were being offered, but bear in mind > that, during our own general election, the pundits and opinion pollsters > were predicting a decisive win for the Labour party. As you all know, > not only did the Tories win, they got a majority. We've heard a lot of this over here, thank you very much. :) If I'm not mistaken, though (I may very well be), I seem to remember that Labour and the Tories were rather closer together in the race close to the election day. And then, there's Israel... As for the quaint notion that a significant number of Bushies are laying low and lying to pollsters, apparently Bush himself doesn't even hold out much hope for that, considering how last Friday he called a bunch of 20-year-old college students "draft dodgers." I think it will be close -- no landslide here -- but Bush is just too far gone. Voter registration here is at a significant high. People are excited about this election. I think they'll get out and vote, and if they do, Bush is toast.