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Donor Map Suggests Trouble for Obama in Ohio

If contributions are a guide, voters in the swing state aren't wild about him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2011 12:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Better keep an eye on Ohio, President Obama. So concludes the Daily Intel blog at New York after some serious number-crunching on a national map of political donors. The color-coded chart suggests that voters in the important swing state aren't that enthusiastic about having Obama win the state in 2012, as he did in 2008. Ohio "has a pretty low Obama donors-per-capita ratio," writes Dan Amira.

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In fact, the other states with the same current shade (with the exception of Indiana) all went for John McCain. The good news for Democrats: Virginia and Colorado look strong, and they could help offset losses in Ohio and Florida. That scenario "would also set up a very plausible scenario for an electoral college tie," adds Amira. "Yikes." Click to read the full post and see the map. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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