Captain Rick: This is part 2 of a continuing story. Part 1, posted October 2, 2012, presented a map showing the current electoral status of leaning red and leaning blue states. Nothing has changed since then. All of the leaning states are still leaning the same way.
Leaning Red States: Arizona, Indiana, Missouri
Leaning Blue States: Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania
If we turn all of the leaning red states red and all of the leaning blue states blue, this map shows the results:
Obama still holds a lead by 46 electoral votes. The yellow ‘Toss up’ states will determine this election.
In part 3 of this continuing story I investigate the makeup of the ‘Toss up’ states in an effort to accurately predict the electoral results of the November U.S. Presidential Election. Part 3 was posted on October 21, 2012: https://atridim.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/captain-ricks-2012-election-scenarios-what-if-we-turn-the-yellow-states-red-or-blue-based-on-2008-obama-support/
Map Source: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2012/ecalculator#_