U.S. elections - in the 'super storm'

Thursday, November 1, 2012

U.S. elections - in the 'super storm'

U.S. presidential race is temporarily suspended due to super typhoon Sandy entered the East Coast area. All campaign activities of the two presidential candidates also so that interruption.

From left: Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama's Democratic Party

The Christian Science Monitor said that this storm has disrupted all activities of candidates, temporary interruption to the message of both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and raised doubts about the election to this. Even in the context of only 9 days left to vote, super typhoon Sandy can affect the process and results of the vote.

President Barack Obama to cancel a trip to Virginia today and to Colorado tomorrow because of storm monitoring all activities. However, then he will go to Florida and Ohio, along with former President Bill Clinton.

Candidate Mitt Romney had to cancel three stops in the state of Virginia yesterday to go to Ohio State with 'deputy' Paul Ryan before coming to Wisconsin.

But super storm to interrupt campaign activities, but the results of the race still being daily updated with the happenings quite mixed. The drama and suspense in monitoring the rate of support for the candidate not the least stress as the Americans are welcome super typhoon.

Calculated on the popular vote, poll Reuters / Ipsos shows that President Obama is now widened earlier narrow gap with Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

The potential voter support for Obama with 49 percent, while Mr. Romney is 46%. Obama won more first% inched than he Romney. However, Reuters said that this distance is not enough 'safe' while just over one week away from the vote nationwide. 15% of registered voters voted said they can still change your mind and vote for the remaining candidates.

However, when considering the number of electoral votes, the distance between the two candidates so far with the advantage of the incumbent President.

Associated Press analysis of the point reached in that race, candidate Mitt Romney is far from achieving the necessary 270 electoral votes out of 538 votes to win.

Meanwhile, Obama is likely to win at least 271 electoral votes from 21 states, including Ohio; Mr. Romney have the ability to win 206 votes from 23 states, including North Carolina.

AP stated that the remaining five states are Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Virginia can not predict.

Nate Silver of the New York Times (newspaper is backing Obama) concurs that the President is still dominant in the election at a comprehensive way. Nate noted that Obama's chances are increased, in the most recent round of exploration from the critical state shows that voters favor President.

However, exploration of the Washington Post / ABC News showed Romney leading by one point at a rate of 49%.

The fact that, technically, Mr. Romney can still win without Ohio (18 electoral votes), but this ability is very difficult.

"Let's assume that Obama can win Ohio. This means that Romney lost? Not yet," journalist John Cassidy of The New Yorker wrote. "But to get to 270 electoral votes, he [Romney] should be accounted for from 3 to 4 Democratic states that this seems next to impossible without a shift in the country of this candidate. "

Without Ohio, Mr. Romney will have won not only in Florida, Wisconsin and Virginia, but also while it is clear that there, Obama ahead; or Mr. Romney would have 'taken over' the entire state of Colorado , Iowa, Nevada, and New Hampshire.