The purpose of this post is to track and report the combined averages and trends of several leading and credible Electoral Map predictions. National polls are useless in projecting the voting outcome in November. The only thing that determines who will be our next President is the outcomes state by state, which directs outcome in the Electoral College (which is, in my opinion, incredibly outdated, un-democratic, and needs to be replaced with a simple national popular vote).
Data for the combined map will come from Huffington Post, Real Clear Politics, Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times.
I’ll try to make this a weekly post.
Data below the fold:
of July 21, 2012
Need to Win
|Real Clear Politics||142||79||136||105||76|
|New York Times||185||32||115||48||158|
|of Toss Up|