GOP Lawmakers Fretting Over Darkening Outlook

Some Republican lawmakers are worried about Mitt Romney’s standing in swing-state polls, which show President Obama leading in a majority of the states that will decide the election.

“If I were Obama I’d be nervous about the economy, but if I were Romney I’d be nervous about demographics,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told The Hill on Tuesday. “The economic condition of the nation cries out for a change in leadership, but when you look at the map, demographics, they do matter. If this is an economic election, we’ll win, but if it’s a demographic election, we’re in trouble.”

Some Republican strategists were blunter about their worries.

GOP strategist Ford O’Connell agreed.

“Romney has to win Ohio, Virginia and Florida, and there’s a bit of a concern the electoral map is narrowing on them,” he said.

Read more from Cameron Joseph at The Hill

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