Romney's Electoral Ceiling: 290 Electoral Votes?

Unfortunately my own research at U.S. News And World Report suggests that The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza's findings are close to the mark. More from The Fix:

It’s no secret that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has a narrow path to win the presidency this fall. Nowhere is that reality more apparent than when examining the electoral map on which Romney and President Obama will battle in November.

A detailed analysis of Romney’s various paths to the 270 electoral votes he would need to claim the presidency suggests he has a ceiling of somewhere right around 290 electoral votes.

While Romney’s team would absolutely take a 290-electoral-vote victory, that means he has only 20 electoral votes to play with — a paper-thin margin for error.

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published this page in In The News 2012-04-29 23:08:00 -0400
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