I thank Nemski for helping out with the open threads during the last several days. I was very busy in real life elsewhere. Do we have polls? That’s a silly question.
An Associated Press analysis of the presidential battleground finds Mitt Romney likely has 188 electorate votes in states that are either solidly Republican or leaning Republican while President Obama has 242 electoral votes in safe Democratic or likely Democratic states. That leaves 104 electoral votes in states that are purely tossups: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. I would give the President the edge in Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. Indeed, the only swing state I see him losing is Iowa.
NATIONAL–GENERAL ELECTION–PRESIDENT (CNN/Opinion Research): Obama 52, Romney 43
Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney: Is in touch with the problems facing women today?
As of today, do you lean more toward …?
Women: Obama 55, Romney 39
Men: Obama 49, Romney 46
More on that CNN poll:
NATIONAL–GENERAL ELECTION–PRESIDENT (Gallup Tracking): Romney 47, Obama 45
NATIONAL–GENERAL ELECTION–PRESIDENT (Ipsos/Reuters): Obama 47, Romney 43
NATIONAL–GENERAL ELECTION–PRESIDENT (Rasmussen Tracking): Romney 47, Obama 44
WISCONSIN–GENERAL ELECTION–PRESIDENT (PPP): Obama 50, Romney 44
NORTH CAROLINA–DEM PRIMARY–GOVERNOR (Tulchin Research): Bob Etheridge 32, Walter Dalton 22, Bill Faison 4
WISCONSIN–RECALL–GOVERNOR (PPP): Gov. Scott Walker (R) 50, Tom Barrett (D) 45; Walker 50, Kathleen Falk (D) 43; Walker 51, Doug LaFollette (D) 40; Walker 50, Kathleen Vinehout (D) 38
WISCONSIN–DEM. PRIMARY–GOVERNOR (PPP): Tom Barrett 38, Kathleen Falk 24, Doug LaFollette 9, Kathleen Vinehout 6
WISCONSIN–GENERAL ELECTION–SENATOR (PPP): Tommy Thompson (R) 47, Tammy Baldwin (D) 45; Baldwin 46, Mark Neumann (R) 45; Baldwin 47, Jeff Fitzgerald (R) 40
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