Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rasmussen: Obama Up 255-247 in Electoral College

Rasmussen Reports released an update of its Electoral College map. It gives Sen. Barack Obama a slight edge, but does not put him over the magic number of 270.

New state polling from North Carolina has moved that state from from “Likely Republican” to “Leans Republican” in the Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power Calculator. With this change, Obama still leads in states with 193 Electoral College votes while McCain is ahead in states with 174 Electoral College votes. When “leaners” are included, it’s Obama 255, McCain 247.

Currently, states with 124 Electoral College votes are leaning slightly in one way or the other. Five states with a total of 36 votes -- New Hampshire, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Virginia -- are pure toss-ups.

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