The Surveys Said . . .

* So, how good were kids at predicting who will be in the White House for the next four years?

Better than average, according to six pre-election kids' polls. President George W. Bush won four of the six unscientific surveys. But a longtime Redskins record was tackled for a loss.

Scholastic was the biggest winner. More than half a million kids took part in its poll and they predicted that Bush would defeat his Democratic challenger, Senator John F. Kerry, with 52.4 percent of the vote. (The actual, though still unofficial, results from Tuesday have Bush with 51.1 percent of the popular vote, to Kerry's 48 percent.) Since 1940, Scholastic readers have been wrong just twice.

Time for Kids readers also came close -- Bush got 53.5 percent of their votes. Channel One (55 percent) and Weekly Reader (65 percent) also had Bush on top.

Nickelodeon kids ended a streak of four correct picks by picking Kerry (57 percent). KidsPost's online survey also tipped for Kerry (61 percent).

The Redskins suffered a double loss. Since 1936, if the team won its last home game before the election, the party then in the White House stayed there. The Redskins lost at home Sunday, but the Bushes are staying put.

Ryan Herrera, 5, at a mock election Tuesday in Elizabeth, Colorado.