The major take-away here is that Obama won by at least 4 points in enough states to give him 272 electoral votes - enough to win an election. He would still have won without Virginia, Ohio and Florida (or North Carolina, which he lost anyway). That represents a big challenge for the GOP because it is very difficult to move 4% of the electorate.
The same sort of logic applies to the GOP group. Except for North Carolina, Romney won every state by 8 points or more, giving the GOP a solid red 191 that cannot be moved blueward. But that's not as important as the solid 272 blue on the other side of the table.
The good/bad news for America - only 75 electoral votes really seem to be in play.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
As Nation and Parties Change, Republicans Are at an Electoral College Disadvantage
"As Nation and Parties Change, Republicans Are at an Electoral College Disadvantage"