Yet Another Way to Predict Tuesday

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It only makes sense that candidates who see lots of Internet searches are high in voters' minds, right? Well, Ask.com 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.