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Romney’s Tight Electoral College Map – Business Insider

Mitt Romney has an extremely narrow path to an electoral-college comeback victory, a trend that has befallen the Republican Party’s presidential nominee every year since the 1988 election.

Not since George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle swept through the Electoral College map in 1988 has a Republican been able to breeze through a presidential election.

The reasons behind the GOP’s tight electoral spot actually have little to do with Romney, and more to do with shifting demographics that favor President Barack Obama. The reality of the 2012 election is this: Obama has the luxury of being able to hold on to most of the states he won in 2008. Romney, on the other hand, has no room for error and needs to make some impressive comebacks in swing states to capture the election.

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that Mitt Romney faces the toughest path to victory in recent memory,” Marquette Law School pollster Charles Franklin.

Here’s a look at the map of “safe” and “leaning” states for each candidate. There’s a built-in advantage for Obama that gets him close to 270 votes, even without the battleground states:

via Romney’s Tight Electoral College Map – Business Insider.

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