by Andre Walker, Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 06:02:39 AM EST
With Georgia's 45-day early voting period now at a close, more than 2 million ballots were cast representing 36% of the Peach State's 5.5 million registered voters.
Using the Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll released October 31st, we can project where both candidates stand with less than a day left until Election Day.
In the poll, McCain was clinging to a 3-point lead over Obama, 47% to 44% with 3% going to other candidates and 6% undecided. The demographic breakdown showed the following:
After applying the percentage of the candidate's support in each demographic group to the number of early votes cast, we see that Barack Obama gets 48.2%; John McCain gets 43.4%; Bob Barr gets 3% leaving 5.3% undecided.
In other words, if the ballots from early voting were counted today, Barack Obama would hold a lead of about 97,000 votes with 107,288 additional votes undecided.
Below is the breakdown of votes each candidate might have received during Georgia's early voting period using the Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll: