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With the GOP Convention looming, Mitt Romney supporters have something to smile about, as RealClearPolitics says its data shows Romney has made gains recently in 11 swing states.
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RealClearPolitics computes polling percentages for political candidates in each state based on data available from current surveys. The states in which Romney is purported to have gained in polling averages as of late include: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Here's how the numbers play out:
Florida, which has 29 electoral college votes, shows Romney up 1.7 points since August 15th to 46.3, currently tied with Obama.
Iowa, with 6 electoral college votes shows Romney up 0.3 points since August 9th to 44.3 and Obama at 45.3.
Michigan with 16 electoral college votes shows Romney up 3.9 points since August 16th to 43.6 vs. Obama at 49.5.
Nevada, boasting 6 electoral college votes, has Romney up 1.1 points since August 15th, bringing him to 44.8 and with Obama at 49.0.
New Hampshire and its 4 electoral college votes show Romney up 1.8 points since July 23rd, which raises him to 44.8 and with Obama at 48.3.
North Carolina, with 15 electoral college votes, has Romney up 0.6 points since August 1st. This computes to Romney at 48.3 and Obama at 47.3.
Ohio and its 18 electoral college votes saw Romney up 3 points since July 31st, taking him to 45.2 vs. Obama's 47.3.
Virginia, with 13 electoral college votes, has Romney up 1.2 points since August 14th. This brings Romney to an even 46.0, with Obama touting an even 48.0.
Missouri, with 10 electoral college votes, has Romney up 0.8 points since August 12th to 49.5 in comparison to Obama's 43.0. Missouri is the only state of these eleven where Obama lost in the 2008 election, garnering 49 percent of the vote.
"Never underestimate the power that you have," First Lady Michelle Obama said recently while visiting Bradley Tech School in Milwaukee, WI and discussing the difference one person can make. "That one conversation that you have, that one new volunteer that you recruit, that could be the one that puts this election over the top. That could be the difference between us waking up on November the 7th and asking ourselves, 'Could we have done more?' or feeling the promise of four more years. That's the difference - the power of one."
Lastly, while we're focused on Wisconsin, the state has 10 electoral college votes and Romney has risen 4.6 points since August 7th, leaving him at 46.8 and Obama at 48.2.
Remember: it just takes one.