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Paul Begala: Yeah, Team Obama's Giving Up on North Carolina

Jim1034 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 12:22 PM
Brent, you aren't paying attention. There is a wave of support for Romney that is building. It's not going to be a very close election. You saw that in the debate last night. Romney was looking to run out the clock and Obama was trying to get him engaged so that he would make a mistake. You don't run out the clock when you are behind. Right now Romney is up by 6 in Gallup and 4 with Rasmussen. It's probably bigger than that.
Brent150 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 2:29 PM
I sincerely hope so. RCP has the Electoral college going to Obama with no-toss-ups. However, Romney only needs 1 more state to change that. Ohio or Penn would carry Romney, as would a combo of NH with WI or MN
NV, CO, and IA could all contribute, as long as he wins two of them. I hope he gets four or five of them.

Go back and read our polling round-up from yesterday to whet your appetite for this clip.  The public opinion landscape is unlikely to shift significantly in the next 24 hours, after which the effects of last night's debate may become clearer.  (For reasons stated in my wrap-up post, I suspect we'll see negligible lasting impact).  With those numbers as a backdrop, here's loyal liberal partisan Paul Begala acknowledging reality on CNN, confirming that the electoral map is getting a bit redder and narrower for the president: