The State Of The 2012 Presidential Swing States: Sept. 24, 2012

To win the White House a presidential candidate needs to capture 270 electoral votes. Currently, the rough electoral college count is: Romney - 206 electoral voters (includes North Carolina) and Obama - 237 electoral votes. With less than 50 days until Election Day, this means that eight states are still in play: Florida (29 EV), Ohio (18 EV), Virginia (13 EV), Wisconsin (10 EV), Colorado (9 EV), Iowa (6 EV), Nevada (6 EV) and New Hampshire (4 EV). ABC News Amy Walter has more:

–Wisconsin, Nevada, and Ohio are the toughest states for Romney to win. If he loses all three he can’t win. Even if he swept all the other toss up states he’d end up with just 267 to Obama’s 271.

–Florida, Colorado, and New Hampshire are the best opportunities for Romney.

–Democrats feel very bullish about Iowa — a state Obama has invested in heavily with both time and money. Republicans still consider it a good opportunity.

–Despite recent polling showing Obama up by as many as eight points in Virginia, operatives on both sides think the state is much more competitive than that.

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@BrianJColombo tweeted link to this page. 2012-09-24 17:14:10 -0400
Ohio, Wisc, NV toughest swing states for Romney to pick up. Best opportunities? FL, CO, & NH http://t.co/nKOBH6Zf #GOP #p2 via @PoliticalQB
@Sarah_SV mentioned @PoliticalQB link to this page. 2012-09-24 13:35:37 -0400
Ohio, Wisc, NV toughest swing states for Romney to pick up. Best opportunities? FL, CO, & NH http://t.co/nKOBH6Zf #GOP #p2 via @PoliticalQB
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