AP: President Obama Would Win If Election Was Today
According to the Associated Press, if the election were held today, President Obama would have enough electoral votes to seize victory over GOP contender Mitt Romney.
He needs 270 electoral votes to win reelection.
The pressure on Romney to turn things around in these final weeks is now more intense than ever, as a path for victory continues to narrow.
“Polls show the president with a steady lead in many of them as Romney looks to shift the dynamics of the race, starting with their first debate Wednesday in Denver.
‘We’d rather be us than them,’ says Jennifer Psaki, an Obama spokeswoman.
But Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan says there’s time for the GOP ticket to win. ‘In these kinds of races people focus near the end, and that’s what’s happening now,’ he told ‘Fox News Sunday.’
If the election were held today, an Associated Press analysis shows Obama would win at least 271 electoral votes, with likely victories in crucial Ohio and Iowa along with 19 other states and the District of Columbia. Romney would win 23 states for a total of 206.
To oust the Democratic incumbent, Romney would need to take up-for-grabs Florida, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Virginia, which would put him at 267 votes, and upend Obama in either Ohio or Iowa.”
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