Teaching got in the way of posting an update of early voting statistics from Florida, as of the COB yesterday.
I’ve posted the updated spreadsheet here. (Dropbox has apparently been experiencing some Sandy-related outages, so let me know if you can’t make this link work.)
Same trend as before. For the first time this year, the number of new early votes is below then number at this point in the countdown to the election in 2008. At this rate, there will be between 400k and 500k fewer in-person early votes in Florida than in 2008. Also, the D-R margin at this point is much less than in 2008: 10.5 percentage points, compared to 21.3 percentage points.