The Polls That Matter

There will be a flurry of polls over the next few days about people's attitudes towards the Affordable Care Act, but the ACA will not be on the ballot in November. The important thing to watch is whether or not the polling numbers of President Obama and Governor Romney move in the next few weeks, especially in the battleground states which are the only ones either campaign is spending advertising dollars in.

To keep an eye on that, Real Clear Politics has a nifty map that tracks the current state of the electoral college vote. They average the polling data in the states and compile a map that shows states that are strongly leaning one way or the other, marginally leaning, and toss-ups. Keep an eye on these numbers in the weeks ahead.


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