Polls Differ on Who's Leading President Race

Easy win for Obama, or a strong chance for Romney? It depends on which poll you consult.

Checking on the 2012 presidential race. The latest available information shows that President Obama is either faring well for re-election...or still has a fight ahead of him.

The latest tracking (as of Sept. 27) by the Huffington Post shows the president can claim more than 300 electoral votes, well above the 271 total needed to win the election. This includes electoral votes from swing states that supposedly are "leaning" to Obama, such as Colorado and Virginia.

However, interactive maps by The Washington Post and USA TODAY differ (see links below). Both of those maps show that the presidential race still is tight, with Obama claiming less than 200 electoral votes.

Ohio, always a crucial presidential battleground, is put solidly in the "blue" category by Huffington Post. However, it is labeled "toss-up" or "leaning for Obama" by the other maps. As many reports have noted, no GOP president has won without winning Ohio, which went for George W. Bush in both 2000 and 2004.

Of course, the election won't be held until November, so plenty could still change. Bookmark this article so you can keep up with the latest data.

-- Do you think Romney can defeat Obama? Share your thoughts.

Other vote-tracking sites:

2012 Election: Electoral Vote Tracker - USATODAY.com

Presidential Election Map 2012 - The Washington Post

DavidE September 27, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Most polls don't include 3rd party candidates, including the ones that have a mathematical chance of winning. So this is incomplete. In GA according to isidewith.com Gary Johnson is leading Obama and Romney. I think he is in a good position nationally as well.
Bob Holmes September 27, 2012 at 09:02 PM
I am guessing Romney has the edge, just a bit. Why! Because he believes that God supports him. His church teaches that the US will fail, and that the Wards of the Church will take up the local governments after the failure. Latter Day Saints! They believe these are the latter days, and the end is coming. As man is God was, as God is man can become. Romney has high connections, and will be a God. His wives ,after death he can take many to bear the spiritual children for the new world, will do their duty to procreate but remain in the back round. Blacks need not apply as their color is the Mark of God for the death of Abel from Cain. I will vote though for Obama!
patty george September 28, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Im surely betting Obama will win, he is for the people, the common folk, unlike Romney who stands for the rich and corporate greed. My vote: OBAMA!!
Sean September 28, 2012 at 09:27 PM
@patty george, can you define the word greed? I'm curious because it seems like greed is an opinon and can on be defined based on your own biases.
Sean September 28, 2012 at 09:27 PM
steve block November 02, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I will vote for Romney if for no other reason than he has the ability to work with people, that's something Obama has not very well at !
Michael H November 06, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I will vote for Romney not making the same mistake twice I mean look at it a over 40 trillion dollar increase in the national deficit an emergency session of congress to raise our debt thresh hold rising unemployment and higher regulations on small business owners making it almost not worth running a small business. If patty George you think Romney is only for the rich then you really need to get out of fantasy land and take a look at life
Michael k November 06, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Spotted one man's feeble attempt to suppress the vote by taking down an Obama/Biden sign. Silver Toyota. Georgia license plate. BIQ 0805


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