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 on his hands.

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 "leading" 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

claudia turner October 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Romney sucks he eats cow doodoo he's a loser who ever votes for him is a racist
Lloyd Fuller October 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Romney flip flaps to much to understand where he coming from is impossible. I believe because of how rich he is,it's about power and how he can make his filthy rich people richer. Lets face the fact when he stated that he didn't care about 47% of the people speaks for itself. Out of the mouth babes speak!
Theresa November 05, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Who the hell believes the Huffington Post? They are so left wing it's pathetic. I am surprised that they didn't give Obama all the electoral votes! So unreliable it's pathetic! Look at the real polls. Every news now is in agreement, it is 49%, 49% a statistical tie. And Romney is going to win because the Independents will make sure of it! We need someone who is competent. Your 4 year contract is up Obama. If someone else had one they couldn't ask for more time to finish the job. You should have delivered what you stated you would. Instead, we are worse off than we were 4 years ago. Higher gas prices, higher taxes, a capitalist system on the brink of socialism (and we know that means we will be all paying 45% taxes to pay for all the social programs like other countries) and a president we still don't know much about. The proof is in the pudding. You failed. No, you can't have more time. A man that we have never seen the likes of before is ready to take office. A qualified, dignified man who has 25 years experience building businesses. Has experience bringing Democrats and Republicans together with proven results. Sorry Obama, talk is cheap. Actions speak lounder than words. Our children's future hangs in the balance and I am not going to compromise it. Energy independence. Work with Central America not China, strenghten North America. Despite what you think, our enemies are conspiring against us every day. One is Chavez. The other is Putin. We need PROVEN leader! Mitt Romey!
Judy Putnam November 05, 2012 at 12:55 PM
The poll data has changed since this article was published in September. You may want to view the latest information: Two Days and Counting: Who is Leading Presidential Polls which was published on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Yamia November 06, 2012 at 11:05 PM
We gave Bush 8 years to DESTROY America lets give Obama 8 years to REBUILD America!! Obama did EXACTLY what he said he would!! Change takes Time and he is not done making a change in America! Romney is for the Rich and what he claims he would do it he is president is a lie.. He's jus another Bush!! And if he's elected you think things are hard now you might as well kiss yourself goodbye!! I voted for Obama and God made it possible 4 years ago and He'll make it possible AGAIN!! #TeamObama


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