Skip to comments.BATTLE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE: RCP Electoral Map
Posted on 07/02/2012 6:29:03 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
RCP ELECTORAL MAP: 270 Electoral Votes Needed To Win
Obama: 221 ........ Toss Ups: 136 ........ Romney: 181
SOLID Dem: 175 ........ Leaning Dem: 46
SOLID GOP: 181 ........ Leaning GOP: 50
California (55) Connecticut (7) Delaware (3) District of Columbia (3) Hawaii (4) Illinois (20) Maryland (10) Massachusetts (11) New Jersey (14) New York (29) Rhode Island (4) Vermont (3) Washington (12)
Alabama (9) Alaska (3) Arkansas (6) Idaho (4) Kansas (6) Kentucky (8) Louisiana (8) Mississippi (6) Nebraska (5) North Dakota (3) Oklahoma (7) South Dakota (3) Tennessee (11) Texas (38) Utah (6) West Virginia (5) Wyoming (3)
Colorado (9) Florida (29) Iowa (6) Michigan (16) Missouri (10) Nevada (6) New Hampshire (4) North Carolina (15) Ohio (18) Virginia (13) Wisconsin (10)
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
If I'm right on the above, then all we need to do is pick up any ONE of these States: Colorado (9), Michigan (16), Nevada (6) or Ohio (18) and I think that is extremely doable.
I will say one more thing: There are a whole lot of Mormons in Colorado, and even Nevada. Either of those will put Romney over. A victory in Ohio and/or Michigan would just be icing on the cake.
It’s discouraging to me that it’s even this close. How could even one state go to Obama?
Should be able to snare Ohio out of that group, especially as Ohioans view the unraveling economy, job scarcity, etc. Once those paying attention are made to understand employers are holding off hiring pending a final resolution of Obamacare (i.e., repeal of first Obama, then Obamacare itself).
But, to make that happen, the Repubs need to get in the sh*t.
I am (very) encouraged by this.
Now about that VP pick...
FYI...there is a very kewl interactivewebsite, www.270towin.com, that lets you design and model your own electoral college vote scenarios. Do check it out.
Three big-EV states firmly and permanently under the dems’ jackboot, i.e., CA, NY and IL, account for 104 EVs. He’s actually going to have to work for MI, PA and WI this time around.
At least IMHO.
Its discouraging to me that its even this close. How could even one state go to Obama?
Two Reasons: We are a (1) Racist Society and (2) Entitlement Culture.
95% of the Blacks vote for Obama because he is Black. Is that not Racist.
47% of Americans are on the Governmment dole. Go figure.
Now about that VP pick...
I could live with: Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rob Portman, Susan Martinez or Allen West.
No Chris Christie or Jeb Bush.
I will certainly check it out. Thanks.
We are leading, and we don’t even have a real candidate yet.
This could be a wipeout.
Or it could end up close. Nobody give up though. It won’t be a blow-out, for sure.
You seem to have neglected Sarah Palin.
I’m not sold on Wisconsin or Iowa. When’s the last time Wisconsin went GOP? And Iowa has been so fruity over the past decade, I wouldn’t count on them.
Colorado, Nevada, and Ohio seem more likely to me.
Hes actually going to have to work for MI, PA and WI this time around.
I agree on MI and WI. I have no hope for PA. They always tease but end up going Dem in the Prez Election. They have ot gone for a GOP Candidate since George H. W. Bush in 1988.
We know that the press will start reporting results beginning with exit polls very early in the day and vote counts on the east coast as soon as the polls close. This one fact alone has a greater effect on whether people in other parts of the country decide to go vote or not than any other single factor.
We are leading, and we dont even have a real candidate yet.
I’ve said this before and I say it again. The GOP Convention ends August 30. The Dem Convention ends September 6. Romney will get a HUGE boost from the Convention. Obama will have less than a month to overcome his lead and it won’t happen. In 2008, the Dems had their Convention first. Obama got a big Convention boost; McCain never caught up.
why would you take someone from their day job? It shouldn’t be anyone you mentioned other than West. If romney is smart, he will choose a conservative for the ticket and that person should be...Sarah Palin !!!!!!!!!!
I almost included Sarah. She is the “political” love of my life, right behind Ron Reagan. But, let’s face it; she has been do demonized by the Media, many people think she is an airhead and I really don’t think she could deliver many Indys or Undecideds. You and I know she is great, but for the rest of America, perception is reality.
SARAH PALIN FOR SECRETARY OF ENERGY!!!! That’s the job she wants anyhow.
With what Freepers on the ground have added, it may actually come down to New Hampshire's results in a razor thin election. Not exactly a friendly state to voter fraud.
On that one point, we shall agree to disagree then.
That is another reason why FLORIDA, NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINA, OHIO and NEW HAMPSHIRE are so very important. Eastern Time Zones (Except for the Panhandle of FL.)
Please see my Post #20. That will answer your question.
One possible element that could hurt Romney is if the 10-15% of the Republican primary electorate that supported Ron Paul vote for the Libertarian Gary Johnson or don't vote at all. This election is going to be tight, and a 2-5% vote for Johnson could tip Nevada, Colorado, and New Hampshire into the Democrat camp. It will pay dividends if Romney plays nice with Paul and his supporters and gives him a half hour speaking engagement at the Republican convention.
The 2012 election may be something of a "tribal" affair, if Romney's Mormon "tribe" and Rubio's Latino "tribe" outweigh Obama's "tribes" of blacks and urban and union white liberals.
“Obama got a big Convention boost; McCain never caught up.”
Not exactly. McCain led until late September when the market tumbled and he briefly suspended his campaign. He never recovered from that. Convention bumps have a tendency to dissipate quickly.
I saw the NY Times article, but I didn’t think FR would let you Post NYT articles.
I'm in Ohio and there some big money already being spent to tie Obama and healthcare around the neck of the most liberal Senator, Sherrod Brown.
He's up at this point, but Josh Mandel is going to finish strong and I think he takes that seat away from Brown, and hopefully the end result is that Ohio goes back to Repub for 2012.
I think in 2008 people said, lets vote for Obama, how bad could it really be? And now they know...
A few weeks ago. The machinery that made it happen is still in place for the fall.
Is it just me or did RCP make a mistake in their arithmetic. They give Obama 221, and that counts the “leaners”. For some reason they didn’t include the leaners in Romney’s totals. By my math, if you include the leaners for both sides, Romney has 181+50 for a total of 231, which puts Romney up by 10 using their numbers. Is this a typo, trick reporting, or my lack of coffee this morning?
That solid GOP number should read “131”, per the RCP site.
That solid GOP number should read “131”, per the RCP site.
LIKELY OBAMA (175)
District of Columbia (3)
New Jersey (14)
New York (29)
Rhode Island (4)
LEANS OBAMA (46)
New Mexico (5)
New Hampshire (4)
North Carolina (15)
LEANS ROMNEY (50)
South Carolina (9)
LIKELY ROMNEY (131)
North Dakota (3)
South Dakota (3)
West Virginia (5)
270 needed to win. If Romney keeps all his “Likely” (131) and “Leans” (50), that gives him 181. 89 more needed to win.
Among the “Toss-ups” (136), let’s say he picks up Florida (29), North Carolina (15), Virginia (13), and Missouri* (10) for starters. That’s 67 of the 89 needed. 22 more to get to 270. Ohio (18) and Wisconsin (10) together could put him over the top. Or one of those plus Colorado (9) and Nevada (6).
Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of those “Leans Obama” states—Maine (4), Minnesota (10), New Mexico (5), Oregon (7), and Pennsylvania (20)—slip away from the Campaigner-in-Chief.
* Obama lost Missouri, where I live, even last time. I think Missouri should be listed as at least “Leans Romney.”
This could well be another wave election.
the senior citizens are firmly in the zombie democrat votes.
They will talk a good game but once their dem precinct captain hands them the balloting sheet, they just vote democrat like good zombies.
we need our own voting sheets with the american flag on it.
Typo on my part. Sorry. Go on down to “Likely” and you’ll see Romney with 131 Solid and 50 Leaning - 181.