There are only five weeks left until Election Day and President Barack Obama is ahead in the battleground states. Obama is within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term. Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s victory is narrowing.
AP reports, “To overtake Obama, Romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he and Obama are competing the hardest.”
On Fox News Sunday, Romney’s veep choice Paul Ryan said 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.”
An AP analysis shows that if the election were held today, Obama would win at least 271 electoral votes, with likely victories in the crucial states of Ohio and Iowa along with 19 other states and the District of Columbia. Romney would win 23 states for a total of 206.
Romney would need to garner the support of: Florida, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Virginia, which would put him at 267 votes, and upend Obama in either Ohio or Iowa, in order to win.
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