Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.
12 days to go:
Today’s Good News for Obama: While other polls are fluctuating, Obama is still maintaining a steady lead in Nevada. Yesterday’s PPP poll showed Obama leading Romney 51-47—exactly the same as the PPP poll two weeks earlier. In fact, since the debates, Obama’s approval rating has only increased, from 49 percent to 52 percent. Now even a top adviser to Nevada governor Republican Brian Sandoval predicts that Romney will lose the state by 1-3 points. Without Nevada in the Republican column, the road to 270 electoral votes narrows for Romney.
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