Obama's Battleground Advantage Grows

Barack Obama

First Read: Recent polling shows Obama with an edge in key states and the president appears favored in states that total 243 Electoral Votes.

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  • Obama's Poll Numbers are Up, but Most White Voters Are Still on the Outs
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  • Barack Obama
    Barack Hussein Obama II (i / b ə ˈ r ɑː k h uː ˈ s eɪ n ɵ ˈ b ɑː m ə /; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and ...
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  • RealClearPolitics
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