Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.
43 days to go:
Today’s Good News for Obama: Both the Obama and Romney campaigns continue to hit Ohio hard, crisscrossing the state this week. And for good reason: If Obama wins the Buckeye State, he can lose Virginia and Florida and still win the election. If Romney wins Ohio, his path to 270 electoral votes becomes much clearer. (No Republican president has moved into the White House without moving Ohio into the win column.) But as Election Day draws closer, Obama’s lead there has remained small but consistent, standing today at about 5 points. It may not seem like much, but that 51 to 46 margin may be the one that matters most.
See Monday’s good news for Mitt Romney.
See Barack Obama’s good news from Friday.
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