Friday, August 12, 2011

Obama's Approval Ratings Give Him Electoral College Win Right Now

ELECTORAL MATH: “Obama’s approval rating exceeds his disapproval rating in states with 301 Electoral College votes – well down from his 365 total in 2008 but still enough to win,” says the National Journal's Ron Brownstein, a new contributor to the ABC News Political Team.

But there are challenges. Pull battlegrounds NC and GA from that list, and “states in which Obama’s approval number exceeds his disapproval rating provide exactly 270 Electoral College votes, the bare majority to win.” Read more at ABC's Obama campaign snapshot