Yet Another Way to Predict Tuesday


It only makes sense that candidates who see lots of Internet searches are high in voters' minds, right? Well, thinks so, and it's telling us that "query volume" is a great election predictor. The popular website checked out search data results last month in the top eight Senate races: Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Virginia. Their offbeat result: Most incumbents win, and only one seat switches parties. Here are the predicted winners:

–Sen. James Talent, Missouri Republican

– Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican

– Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican

– Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican

– Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican

– Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat

– Democratic Rep. Harold Ford wins Tennessee.

– The Ohio race between Democratic Rep. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Mike DeWine is too close to call.