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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    ... eligible voters lived in battleground states like ... with Hispanic voters and cut into the Democratic advantage with them, Barack Obama drew ...
    06/16/2015 - 3:17 pm | View Link
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    06/15/2015 - 9:30 am | View Link
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    06/29/2015 - 6:04 am | View Link
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  • RealClearPolitics
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