The electoral map is flipping for Romney

Three weeks ago, President Obama was in very good shape in swing states. He led or was tied in 9 of the 11 battlegrounds according to RealClearPolitics. Today it appears that Mitt Romney is gaining the upper hand in several crucial states while closing in on the president in states that appeared safe for him at one time. Mark Halperin on what is eating at Democrats on the day of the second presidential debate: Here's why some Democrats are worried tonight. If Romney wins the three Southern battlegrounds (FL, NC, and VA) and OH, he is at 266 electoral votes. Leaving the other five battlegrounds unallocated, that means Obama would be at 237 and Romney would only need to win one of the remaining five states to get to 270+. See the map above. One senior Democratic official expressed real concern tonight unlike I have heard before about Ohio potentially slipping away from Obama (the state has been trending Republican in statewide races, Rob Portman has become a force, religious and...(Read Full Post)