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October 25th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

Is Ohio must-win for Romney?

Can Mitt Romney win the White House without the Buckeye State? CNN's John King shows a scenario at the magic wall.

RELATED POST: Poll shows five-point edge for Obama in Ohio


Filed under: 2012 election • battleground states • John King • Magic Wall • Ohio • Politics
October 24th, 2012
06:27 PM ET

CNN shifts North Carolina to 'lean Romney'

(CNN) – Color North Carolina light red.

CNN is moving its classification of the swing state from true "toss up" to "lean Romney."

FULL POST ON CNN POLITICAL TICKER

October 22nd, 2012
06:42 PM ET

Strategist: Obama has given up on N.C.

Democratic strategist Paul Begala talks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about where the candidates are focusing their efforts.

RELATED POST: CNN shifts North Carolina to 'lean Romney'

October 19th, 2012
07:36 PM ET

CNN Poll shows tight race in Florida

A CNN poll of Florida voters shows a tight race between President Obama and Mitt Romney. CNN's John King breaks it down.

RELATED STORY:
Poll: Races in Florida, Ohio remains tight after second debate


Filed under: 2012 election • battleground states • Florida • Magic Wall • polls
October 17th, 2012
10:19 PM ET

Debate battle moves to toss up states

Obama, Romney take their fight to the campaign trail. John King breaks down the battle for swing states on the Magic Wall.

RELATED STORY: Polls: Obama has advantage in Wisconsin, Iowa


Filed under: 2012 election • Barack Obama • battleground states • John King • Magic Wall • Mitt Romney
October 8th, 2012
07:10 PM ET

Battleground Colorado

The Obama campaign battles to keep ahead in the toss-up state of Colorado. CNN's John King reports.

RELATED STORY: Battlegrounds: Colorado is 'ground zero' of presidential election


Filed under: 2012 election • battleground states • Colorado • John King
August 16th, 2012
04:59 PM ET

CNN Electoral Map: Wisconsin moves to true "toss up"

(CNN) - CNN Thursday turned the important battleground state of Wisconsin from "lean Obama" to true "toss up" on its electoral map, in the wake of Mitt Romney's naming of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, a seven term congressman from the Badger state, as his running mate.

One contributing factor behind CNN's move was a new poll that matched two others from last week that indicate that the presidential contest in Wisconsin is close. While Ryan's announcement did not dramatically alter the presidential poll numbers in Wisconsin, it did change the way both campaigns viewed the state of the race in the state.

FULL STORY ON CNN'S POLITICAL TICKER


Filed under: 2012 election • battleground states • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin