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President Obama and Democratic Senatorial candidates swept statewide elections in the following six states with total margins (Democratic percent minus Republican percent) of 4.6% and 8.5%, respectively.

In the House of Representatives, Republicans hold a 235-200 edge, for a 35 vote margin.  In these six states, Republicans hold a 68-35 edge, for a 33 vote margin.  So these six states essentially constitute the Republican majority in the House.

State               Obama Margin    Senate Margin    House Democrats    House Republicans
Florida            1.9%                13.0%                     10                     17
Michigan            9.5%                20.8%                       5                       9
Ohio                    1.9%                  5.2%                       4                     12
Pennsylvania    6.8%                  8.9%                     10                     17
Virginia            3.0%                  5.0%                       3                       8
Wisconsin            6.7%                  5.6%                       3                       5

Total                    4.6%                  8.5%                     35                     68

These six states are where President Obama, and those who support him on the Fiscal Cliff, should focus their energy on garnering Republican votes.

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