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Long, Hard Slog Ahead in Presidential Race

Ken1952 Wrote: May 10, 2012 5:42 PM
If he loses Arizona, then his best prospects for picking something up in its place would probably be Wisconsin and New Hampshire.
Just as the political air is filled with talk of the inevitability of Barack Obama's re-election -- we are told that the kids at his Chicago headquarters are brimming with confidence -- in come some poll numbers showing him behind.

Not by anything statistically significant, mind you. But when you get the Gallup and Rasmussen tracking polls and the Politico/George Washington University Battleground poll all showing Mitt Romney leading Obama by 1 point, an Obama victory seems far from inevitable.

These results came in at a time when the realclearpolitics.com average of recent polls shows 50 percent expressing favorable feelings about...