Wrote this a while ago but wanted to let Paul’s post stay up top longer. Then like an idiot, unplugged the iMac (to move it) without saving! Time for a nap. But here’s the final items of the day:

* Bad news for post-election analysis: Media consortium cancels state-level exit polls in 19 non-competitive states. They’ll still contribute to national exits. Rising costs, some related to early voting, blamed as culprit.

* More detailed rundown on Romney/Obama exchanges on education policy in debate.

* Good Brentin Mock piece on Artur Davis’ role as validator for Tea Party-based voter suppresion efforts.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Sides predicts Romney post-debate poll bounce of about 1.25%.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer argues that public universities’ pledge to boost graduation rates won’t matter if state fiscal support continues to decline.

And in non-political news:

* Facebook announces one billionth active user.

Back as promised for the September Jobs Report in the morning.


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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.