I have a bad (good?) habit of getting distracted by data, be it baseball stats or football stats or anything else. I'm known to spend way too much time building spreadsheets that do little more than tell me who to draft or track festival entries or pretty much anything else.
Anyway, over the last couple of months I've been following the election pretty closely, almost primarily over at fivethirtyeight.com, a site run by Nate Silver, one of the key people over at the fantastic Baseball Prospectus.
Nate's forecasting has been pretty much dominating the political landscape lately. He's been featured all over the place, including this feature with Dan Rather on HDNet. Check it out.