A new initiative - http://www.predict09.eu - has entered the scene making outcome predictions for the upcoming EP elections based on national opinion polls and a statistical prediction model using experiences from past European Parliament elections.
The results they display on their main page differ visibly from the results of a combined opinion poll published in February, so the mathematical model used seems to have an effect on the predictions.
It's political science, so we'll see whether it works or not. If it doesn't work, we'll get good explanations why. That's political science.
Update: A critical account from Belgium.
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Vorsicht, UK schwenkt aus
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