Romney gains continue as he closes on Obama in new Rove Electoral Map
By ANDREW MALCOLMPosted 10:02 AM ET
Here is Karl Rove's analysis of this week's Electoral Map, second to the last before Election Day:
"Mitt Romney has the momentum in the final days of the campaign, with two states moving in his direction in the latest Electoral College map.
"Tennessee moved from 'lean' to 'safe' Romney, while Michigan moved from 'lean' Obama to 'toss up.'
"Mr. Romney now has 180 'safe' Electoral College votes - only four behind Barack Obama's total of 184.
"There are two states (26 EC votes) that 'lean' Romney, and three (37 EC votes) that 'lean' Obama. Nine states (111 EC votes) are 'toss ups. Stay tuned for Karl's Election Day predictions in next Monday's final map."
Background: We launched a special new feature in this column in August. Now through election day we'll publish the famous electoral map of the presidential race designed and researched by veteran political strategist Karl Rove.
It is a custom-made 50 state-by-state breakdown of the race at this moment in time, based upon the latest polls from each state. (Scroll down for Rove's full methodology.)
This new feature comes thanks to special permission from Rove, whose website is Rove.com and Twitter handle is @KarlRove. We recommend following him and regularly checking his website, which contains a variety of information on the presidential contest, polls and other links, including his Wall Street Journal columns.