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While national polls suggest the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is a dead heat, it is the candidate who attains 270 electoral votes that will carry the keys to the White House. Adding up delegates from the states both candidates are expected to win, Obama has 237 electoral votes locked up in his column (including Michigan and Pennsylvania, the latter of which some Republicans feel is in play), while Romney has 191 in the GOP ledger.
Obama’s path to 270 lends itself to more flexibility in terms of electoral math. Romney is in a precarious situation where one or two losses in delegate-rich swing states could turn out the lights on his presidential bid. Here is a look at 10 battleground states and how each could unlock a path to that magic number for the former Massachusetts governor.
The presidential election is only days away, and President Barack Obama is gaining an edge over his Republican opponent Mitt Romney.
On statician Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight blog, Obama holds an 80.9 percent chance of winning the election. Silver’s poll analysis shows a steady growth in support for the president since the middle of October.
A collection of new polling on swing states shows Obama with an advantage. Of the 14 polls, Obama has a lead in 12 and is tied with Romney in just two.
In the last week Obama gained new support. Aside from newspapers such as The New York Times, Obama picked up endorsements from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as well as praise from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his handling of disaster relief in the northeast following Hurricane Sandy.
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The election is almost here and this late in the game, the swing states are what matter.
Ohio is one of the most important swing states even though it does not have the most electoral votes. No Republican Presidential candidate in recent history has won the election without winning Ohio and Obama carried Ohio in 2008.
Quinnipiac University, the New York Times, and CBS released a new poll on Wednesday that has Obama ahead of Romney by five points, 50 percent to 45 percent. The poll’s results contain information from October 23 to October 28.
The question the poll posed likely voters is, “As of today, do you lean more toward Obama or Romney?” When Quinnipiac University and CBS asked the same question to likely voters between October 17 and October 20, 50 percent said Obama and 45 percent said Romney.
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