Exit polls? A big night for Democrats, if you think they're real

We've been down this road before.

Tim Grieve
November 8, 2006 4:22AM (UTC)

Exit polls are starting to pop up around the Internets, even as those who are doing the popping acknowledge that they're probably too-good-to-be-true for Democrats. We've been down this road before -- yes, we do remember the Salon headline that said Zogby was calling it for Kerry -- so we're more than a little hesitant to start the journey again.

That said, we wouldn't want War Room readers to miss out on one more chance for raised expectations and crushing disappointment. So here we go again: Several sites are reporting -- and yes, maybe they're all echoing one another -- that Democrats are leading in Senate races in Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia and trailing in Tennessee and Arizona. If those numbers are legitimate, if exit polls accurately predict voting results, if late voting looks like early voting, if about a thousand other things are true that we can't even contemplate now, the Democrats would take control of the Senate.


Stay tuned. We've got a long night ahead of us, and the earliest real polls are just starting to close.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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