Polls indicate that Barack Obama is set to become the next president of the United States. But we all know that a lead in notoriously volatile polls only guarantees the opportunity to experience an embarrassing upset.
John McCain's path to the White House is narrow: he must win all the states Bush picked up in 2004, or capture a big enough Kerry state to make up for a loss. But thanks to a recent tightening in the polls, a McCain win appears in reach.
After almost two years of campaigning, a less-than-dramatic finish could be anticlimatic. If an extreme outcome is in store, do you think the 2008 election will end in a landslide like the 1936 election, when Franklin D. Roosevelt won 523 votes to Alf Landon's eight? Or will it be similar to the 2000 fiasco, which ended 36 days after election day?