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 diminished standing among women is hurting Democrats in the midterms
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  • Obama’s standing with women hurts Senate Dems
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    10/19/2014 - 12:06 am | View Link
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  • Real Clear Politics
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  • RealClearPolitics
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  • Obama vs. Romney Electoral Map
    Maps and electoral vote counts for the 2012 presidential election. Our latest estimate has Obama at 281 electoral votes and Romney at 191.
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