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Swing State Round-Up

Mainstream_American Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 11:03 PM
I vaguely remember 1980 (I was quite young then, but I followed this stuff). I recall it being SO close one week ahead of the election. Election day was a shock - to everyone. State after state after state began to fall into the Reagan column. After the polls closed on the East Coast, the election was over. I will be mildly shocked this time if Obama wins. If he wins it will be very close. I will not be shocked at all to see Romney win in a landslide. That's just how much this feels like 1980.

News and notes from  a few swing states and potential emerging battlegrounds:

Colorado: Romney 48, Obama 47.  (UPDATE - Same exact numbers, new from CNN.  Romney's +1 despite -- supposedly -- trailing with independents.  In their state polls, CNN has been one of the few pollsters that deviates significantly from the lockstep Romney dominance with indies).

Iowa: Mitt Romney is making his final stop on the stump in the Hawkeye State late this afternoon before effectively suspending his campaign through tomorrow, due to the hurricane.  The rally will feature Iowa wrestling icon Dan Gable....