Battleground States key to presidential election win
ABJ - August 10 - With less than 100 days until the American public decides who will reside in the White House after November 6, the race continues to tighten between the incumbent, U.S. President Barack Obama, and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
According to two recent polls, 47 per cent of Americans prefer Romney to Obama (Rasmussen Tracking), in a four-point lead, while Gallup Tracking reports 47 per cent of Americans prefer Obama, a two-point lead according to poll results. Several battleground states will surely serve as the key to victory for the election winner.
In recent polls, Obama holds leads in Ohio (4.8 per cent), Virginia (2.8 per cent), Florida (1.4 per cent), Iowa (1.3 per cent), Wisconsin (six per cent), Michigan (6.3 per cent), Pennsylvania (seven per cent), New Hampshire and Colorado (both three per cent), Nevada (5.3 per cent), and Oregon (eight per cent), while Romney holds leads in North Carolina (0.8 per cent), Missouri (5.7 per cent), and Arizona (8.7 per cent).
The focus also remains on who Romney will choose to share the Republican ticket in nominating for his running-mate and potential Vice-President of the United States. Recent media speculation has included Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Ohio Senator Rob Portman, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.