Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Romney pressures Obama by expanding electoral map

Romney expands the map - Conn Carroll/Washington Examiner @conncarroll

Battleground state presidential polls suggest a very close finish, but look at nearby states on the map, and national polling, and it becomes clear that late-deciding Americans are breaking hard for Romney.

In poll after poll of formerly safe blue states, the Republican is closing ground on Obama, far outpacing Republican totals from 2008...

...Obama campaign strategy has accordingly concentrated on holding states he carried in 2008, rather than seek new electoral ground. - Michael Barone/Washington Examiner @michaelbarone

Obama's strategists conceded Indiana early on and North Carolina more recently. Now, Florida, Virginia and Colorado seem headed to Romney, and Germano-Scandinavian America is up for grabs. Minnesota and Pennsylvania suddenly have come into play.

Team Obama gambled on reassembling his 2008 coalition despite the Republicans' strong showing in 2010. Maybe a losing bet.

Romney team sees Ohio numbers moving their way - Byron York/Washington Examiner