For months now, my colleague David Bernstein has been assuring me that Barack Obama's going to win the presidency by a wide margin tomorrow. But no matter what he says--and despite how promising the polls currently look--I can't help expecting the worst.
Sound familiar? If so, please join me in a little exercise.
When pollster John Zogby presented the results of his three-day presidential tracking poll yesterday--which found Barack Obama's lead among likely voters down to 49.1-49.44 percent--he waxed pretty dramatic. Quoth Zogby:
Is McCain making a move? The three-day average holds steady, but McCain outpolled Obama today, 48% to 47%.