While the races had narrowed considerably in recent weeks - and some polling showed Romney within the margin of error - President Obama had long held comfortable leads. Indeed, RealClearPolitics had shown President Obama up by only 3.8 percentage points over Mitt Romney. Regardless, that's a pickup of thirty electoral votes for the President.
This significantly narrows Romney's potential path to the presidency. Romney will have to win all of Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and one of Colorado or Iowa to have a shot.
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