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Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 01:52 PM PDT

My electoral college map as of 9/20

by CTmoderate

Time once again to give out my electoral college map, which shows President Obama even further into the lead since my last post. Here are the states and numbers.

Obama states; Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, DC, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.   25 states plus DC, 328 electoral votes

Romney states; Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri,, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, West Virginia.  23 states, 191 electoral votes

Tossup states; North Carolina and New Hampshire.  2 states, 19 electoral votes

Changes from last time.  Florida from tossup to leans Obama, North Carolina from leans Romney to tossup, New Hampshire from lean Obama to tossup.

Next update in October.

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President Obama's final electoral college numbers

2%5 votes
4%8 votes
8%16 votes
30%61 votes
54%108 votes

| 198 votes | Vote | Results

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Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 11:17 AM PDT

My electoral college map as of 7/16

by CTmoderate

With Mitt Romney having a lousy couple of weeks, and Barack Obama's Bain attacks working, my electoral map has changed some since I last did it. As of today, Obama has a commanding lead, and I have only one true toss-up state, Florida. So without further ado, here is how I see the race.

Obama states; Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, DC, Ohio, Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. 25 states, plus DC. 303 electoral votes

Romney states; Alaska, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina. 24 states, 206 electoral votes.

Toss-up; Florida, 1 state, 29 electoral votes.

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Barack Obama's final electoral votes total

6%15 votes
11%29 votes
17%44 votes
28%70 votes
36%89 votes

| 247 votes | Vote | Results

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Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 06:59 AM PDT

Another glaring FoxNews bias story

by CTmoderate

I know you all know about how the bias works at FoxNews, but here is one more that you can add to the mix. This morning Bill Hemmer reported on a new Quinnipiac poll from Florida. In his piece, he showed a poll that had Mitt Romney ahead of President Obama by 4% when it came to the handling of the economy. Hemmer described the poll had significant meaning seeing that Florida has 29 electoral votes in the upcoming election.

That would have been fine, if that was the whole story, but it's not. What FoxNews didn't tell their sheep they call listeners is that Obama actually leads Mitt Romney in their latest poll by 4%, and that Obama, not Romney would do a better job with middle class voters who rate the economy as their #1 issue.

Of course this is nothing new when it comes to FoxNews. They are excellent at giving you half a story, usually the half that has bad news for Obama. This is what the Democrats and the voters are up against this fall. Blatant bias from the right, lies, half truths, propaganda and just plain utter stupidity. We cannot allow the far right fringe to do this without responding. From now until the election, and beyond, this is a battle to reveal the lies of the right. Time to go to war!!!

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 09:06 PM PDT

My electoral college map as of 6/2

by CTmoderate

Time to update my electoral college map. I do have some changes to the map, not much, but a couple of changes. So here goes!!

Obama states; Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, D.C., Maryland, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Virginia, New Mexico, California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii. 22 states, plus D.C. 264 electoral votes

Romney states; Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia. 22 states, 191 electoral votes.

Toss-ups; Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa. 6 states, 83 electoral votes.

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Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 06:33 AM PDT

My electoral college map as of 3/22

by CTmoderate

Last month, I made an electoral college map that showed both Obama states and the Republican, (likely Romney) states. Back then it was Obama 266, the Republican, 186. Time for an update. A couple of changes, but nothing earth shattering to my projections.

Obama states; Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, DC, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii  (22 states plus DC for 273 electoral votes)

Republican, (Romney) states; Alaska, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, West Virginia, South Carolina, Arkansas. (25 states, 203 electoral votes)

Toss up states; Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, (3 states, 62 electoral votes)

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Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 09:31 PM PST

My electoral map as of 2/14

by CTmoderate

My electoral map as of 2/14. I will update as the campaign rolls on.

The following states for Obama. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, DC, New Jersey, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, Washington, California, Oregon, and Hawaii    266 electoral votes

To the Republican. Alaska, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia.    186 electoral votes.

Tossups. Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio.   86 electoral votes.

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With his "Win" in Iowa and all the polls showing him with a major lead in New Hampshire, a new CNN/Time poll has Mitt Romney way out in front in South Carolina.

According to the poll, Romney has 37% of the vote. Rick Santorum is next with 19%, Third is Newt Gingrich with 18% and fourth is Ron Paul at 12%

If Romney can keep this lead he has in South Carolina, then the race could be all over.

http://www.cnn.com

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NBC correspondent Richard Engel is seen here in a photo with the gate closed and the last soldiers are now out of Iraq. So our long national nightmare in that hellhole called Iraq, officially has come to an end.

However the US got in there, the 4500+ Americans and the countless hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in this meaningless Republican, (and many Democrats too) fiasco cannot be forgotten from our memories. What also cannot be forgotten are the many lies the totally incompetent Bush administration told and were swallowed by the American press corps and the members of Congress who acted like sheep when the time came to put up or shut up.

Yes, we are out of Iraq, but that cannot erase the criminality of George Bush, Dick Cheney and the whole Bush gang. It also cannot erase the pain and suffering of our brave men and women who were there.

http://yfrog.com/...

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I really don't know if he can. He may not have too considering all the blue states he won in 2008. But to expect this to happen again is simply not possible. I see the following states as either toss ups, or having the chance to turn red in 2012. Electoral votes in parenthesis.

Florida (29)
Ohio, (18)
Pennsylvania (20)
Virginia (13)
North Carolina (15)
Indiana (11)
Nevada (6)
Colorado (9)
New Mexico (5)
New Hampshire (4)

That's 130 electoral votes that in my opinion, could be up for grabs. Knowing that Obama will not win all those states, he might have to look at a red state that McCain won in 2008, or will he hold on to the majority of those states, so he wouldn't need to win a red state?? What red states could he possibly pick up next year??

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Shepard Smith and Juan Williams were on studio B yesterday, and they were talking about the battle in Wisconsin. Smith said that Gov. Walker was being heavily influenced by the Koch brothers, and this was nothing more than union busting. Williams mostly agreed with what Smith was saying

This went against everything the Faux channel wants to say about Wisconsin. I commend both Shep and Juan for actually saying what this fight is all about.

Listen to it here.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

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As if we needed any more examples of global warming, and how it is getting worse as James Inhofe and his gang of environmental rapists don't give a damn, data from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), came out with some shocking numbers about this year's global temperatures.

According to the National Climate and Data Center, the months January through September ties 1998 for the warmest average global temperatures in recorded history. For the year to date the average temperature was 58.67 degrees. That is a whopping 1.17 degrees above the 20th century average.

The combined global land and ocean temperature for September 2010 also tied 1998 for the eighth warmest month on record at 59.9 degrees.

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New polling from Gallup indicates that Barack Obama's approval amongst independents is down to 38%, and down 16% since July. of 2009. During that same period, Democratic support is down 9%, from 90% to 81%, and Republican support is actually up to 12%. While that is up 1% from April of this year, it is down 9% from July of 2009.

Obama's approval ratings are about on par from where previous presidents have been. Ronald Reagan has an approval rating of 42% in his second year in office. Bill Clinton had a 43% rating and Jimmy Carter had a 40% rating.

Overall, 46% of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his job. That is a point above his lowest weekly average.

http://www.gallup.com/...

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