So maybe Kerry had more polish last Thursday–both in his debating style and on his hair. But here’s today’s verdict from Electoral Votes Today, the brutally nonpartisan website that reconfigures the likely red and blue states come Nov. 2 every single day. Remember that a candidate needs 270 votes in the Electoral College in order to win the presidency. Today, four days after the debate, it’s:

Bush: 295 votes.

Kerry: 243 votes.

And here is Electoral Votes Today’s projection on Sept. 30, just before the debate:

Bush: 280 votes.

Kerry: 254 votes.

Tee-hee–just reporting.