18 October, 2012
ROMNEY TAKES LEAD IN ELECTORAL COLLEGE
For the first time, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has taken the lead over President Obama in the Real Clear Politics electoral college calculation, based on the average of the polls in each state.
Romney has 206 electoral votes to Obama's 201. 270 are needed to elect a president.
Romney has also increased his lead over the president to seven points in Gallup's daily tracking poll.
The talking heads said that the vice-presidential debate was going to halt the Obama-Biden slide. Then they said that Tuesday night's second presidential debate was going to halt that slide.
But the slide goes on.