Prediction Watch

With a dead heat in the polls, prognosticators resorted to a host of conventional wisdoms to predict the outcome of the race. Which ones held true? --By Julie Rawe

? Americans won't unseat a wartime President. All five Chief Executives who have run for re-election during a war have won, including Bush.

A big turnout is good for the Democrats. Not this time.

If the Washington Redskins win their last home game before the election, the incumbent's party will be re-elected; if they lose, the incumbent's party will be defeated. The Redskins lost to Green Bay on Sunday. Bush thwarted the...

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