24 October, 2012
Election Day Minus Thirteen: The state of the race
Independents now favor Romney by 12 percent, according to a new Washington Post-ABC poll which also shows Romney leading Obama 49-48 among likely voters.
The Rasmussen tracking poll puts Romney up 50-46, while the Gallup tracking poll has Romney leading by the same margin. Both polls also are of likely, rather than registered, voters.
Rasmussen also shows Romney leading 50-45 in the swing states.
A third Rasmussen poll shows 47$ of the American people seeing the economy doing better under Romney, and only 35% with Obama.
Michael Knox Beran of National Review Online reports that the Obama campaign is discussing pathways to the 270 electoral votes needed for victory which do not include Ohio.
Two new polls are out in Ohio. Rasmussen shows a 48-48 tie there, while Survey USA puts Obama up by 47-44. The RCP average puts Obama ahead by 47-46.
Hang on to your hats, people.