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BATTLE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE: RCP Electoral Map
Real Clear Politics ^ | RCP Staff

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

LIKELY STATES

OBAMA (175)

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)

ROMNEY (131)

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)

TOSS UP:

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 ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: New Hampshire; US: Ohio; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: electoralmap
Please Note: There are more "Solid" GOP Electoral Votes than there are "Solid" Dem EVs. And out of the Toss-ups (of which the most went for Obama in 2008) I'm saying that the GOP picks up: Florida (29), Iowa (6), Missouri (10), New Hampshire (4), North Carolina (15), Virginia (13) and Wisconsin (10) FOR A TOTAL OF 268.

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.

1 posted on 07/02/2012 6:29:13 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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.


2 posted on 07/02/2012 6:31:58 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

It’s discouraging to me that it’s even this close. How could even one state go to Obama?


3 posted on 07/02/2012 6:38:41 AM PDT by Shadowfax
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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.


4 posted on 07/02/2012 6:39:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I am (very) encouraged by this.

Go Mitt.

Now about that VP pick...


5 posted on 07/02/2012 6:41:01 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa; All

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.


6 posted on 07/02/2012 6:43:11 AM PDT by ken5050 (FRACK Obama!!!)
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To: smokingfrog

bfl


7 posted on 07/02/2012 6:45:40 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Shadowfax

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.


8 posted on 07/02/2012 6:46:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
NC is not a "toss-up". Solid red here, this year.

At least IMHO.

9 posted on 07/02/2012 6:49:20 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Shadowfax

It’s discouraging to me that it’s even this close. How could even one state go to Obama?
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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.


10 posted on 07/02/2012 6:50:52 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Now about that VP pick...
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I could live with: Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rob Portman, Susan Martinez or Allen West.

No Chris Christie or Jeb Bush.


11 posted on 07/02/2012 6:53:08 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: ken5050

I will certainly check it out. Thanks.


12 posted on 07/02/2012 6:54:01 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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.


13 posted on 07/02/2012 6:54:14 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

You seem to have neglected Sarah Palin.

Just saying...


14 posted on 07/02/2012 6:55:27 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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.


15 posted on 07/02/2012 6:55:27 AM PDT by RabidBartender (No one died in Watergate...)
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To: ScottinVA

He’s actually going to have to work for MI, PA and WI this time around.
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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.


16 posted on 07/02/2012 6:56:11 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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.


17 posted on 07/02/2012 6:56:46 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

We are leading, and we don’t even have a real candidate yet.
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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.


18 posted on 07/02/2012 6:59:24 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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 !!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 07/02/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


20 posted on 07/02/2012 7:02:36 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Any poll which lists North Carolina as "toss-up" is delusional. Obama won it by less than 0.4% in the Democrat banner year of 2008. The jackass governor and U.S. Senator cruised to huge wins that year and both are declining to run for re-election. That says a lot more than one poll.

Even the left-leaning New York Times has a way better analysis posted here.

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.

21 posted on 07/02/2012 7:03:03 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

On that one point, we shall agree to disagree then.

:D


22 posted on 07/02/2012 7:04:02 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Grams A

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.)


23 posted on 07/02/2012 7:05:45 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: biggredd1

Please see my Post #20. That will answer your question.


24 posted on 07/02/2012 7:09:40 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
I just don't see North Carolina or Virginia repeating their pro-Obama vote in 2008; they will rejoin the Confederacy. OTOH, New Hampshire may fall in line with the rest of Yankeeland and provide a solid Obama phalanx from the Potomac to the Canadian border. Ohio's most recent polls do not look encouraging, with the pro-Obama margin wider there than in Florida or Pennsylvania. However, a Portman vice presidential nomination may turn Ohio Republican. The fallout from Obamacare may push Florida into the Republican camp, as the Medicare program will suffer severe cuts. A Rubio vice presidential nomination will almost assure a GOP victory in the Sunshine State. Pennsylvania always disappoints GOP hopes in the Presidential race, and the incumbent Democrat US Senator (Casey) has a double digit lead in the polls. The Scott Walker victory may be a harbinger of GOP victory in Wisconsin. The illegal immigration issue may assure a Republican victory in Arizona. The Mormon voters in Nevada, Colorado, and Arizona may allow for a GOP victory, especially if a Rubio vice presidential candidacy adds significant numbers of Hispanic voters to the Republican column.

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.

25 posted on 07/02/2012 7:11:26 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: pistolpackinpapa

“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.


26 posted on 07/02/2012 7:20:24 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Vigilanteman

I saw the NY Times article, but I didn’t think FR would let you Post NYT articles.


27 posted on 07/02/2012 7:22:52 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: ScottinVA
"Should be able to snare Ohio out of that group, especially as Ohioans view the unraveling economy, job scarcity, etc"

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...

28 posted on 07/02/2012 7:50:47 AM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: RabidBartender
When’s the last time Wisconsin went GOP?

A few weeks ago. The machinery that made it happen is still in place for the fall.

29 posted on 07/02/2012 7:52:19 AM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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?


30 posted on 07/02/2012 8:00:10 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: pistolpackinpapa

That solid GOP number should read “131”, per the RCP site.


31 posted on 07/02/2012 8:23:01 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: pistolpackinpapa

That solid GOP number should read “131”, per the RCP site.


32 posted on 07/02/2012 8:23:15 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: pistolpackinpapa; All

LIKELY OBAMA (175)
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)

LEANS OBAMA (46)
Maine (4)
Minnesota (10)
New Mexico (5)
Oregon (7)
Pennsylvania (20)

TOSS-UP (136)
Colorado (9)
Florida (29)
Iowa (6)
Michigan (16)
Missouri (10)
Nevada (6)
New Hampshire (4)
North Carolina (15)
Ohio (18)
Virginia (13)
Wisconsin (10)

LEANS ROMNEY (50)
Arizona (11)
Georgia (16)
Indiana (11)
Montana (3)
South Carolina (9)

LIKELY ROMNEY (131)
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)


33 posted on 07/02/2012 9:20:33 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (270 needed to win)
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To: pistolpackinpapa; All

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.”


34 posted on 07/02/2012 9:39:11 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (270 needed to win)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Good post. Thanks. Remember, just after the 2008 election, we were told that the GOP was toast, kaput, finished. Heck, we might as wellc ancel the 2012 election and save millions..Obama was gonna be coronated in a landslide. Then, early this year, they started to talk about "alternate pathways" for Obama to get to 270. Trying to convince themselves, and keep the $$ flowing in.

This could well be another wave election.

35 posted on 07/02/2012 10:23:17 AM PDT by ken5050 (FRACK Obama!!!)
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To: ScottinVA

the senior citizens are firmly in the zombie democrat votes.

senility rules.

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.


36 posted on 07/02/2012 10:37:21 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jstaff

Typo on my part. Sorry. Go on down to “Likely” and you’ll see Romney with 131 Solid and 50 Leaning - 181.

My bad.


37 posted on 07/02/2012 9:23:45 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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