Posted on June 15 2012 – 10:00 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady
There’s no doubt after last week that the money race is tightening — but so is the electoral race. Real Clear Politics calculates that 221 Electoral votes now are likely or lean Obama, while 170 are likely to go or lean to Romney. 147 electoral votes from 12 states are up for grabs, including Wisconsin, according to Real Clear Politics.
At this point however, I believe the race is even tighter than the Real Clear Politics averages indicate. Of their toss-up states, I would put Arizona, Missouri, and North Carolina in the “lean Romney” category, and Michigan in the “lean Obama” column. That leaves just seven states– Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin — where Obama (with 237 leans) and Romney (with (206 total leans) will battle over the final 95 electoral votes.