About This Statistic
This survey shows a forecast of swing state voter results in the 2012 election, the race to the White House between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Depicted here is an average value of conducted surveys by miscellaneous polling institutes in each state. As of November 6, 2012 Barack Obama could win 14 out of 21 battleground/swing states against Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
In United States presidential politics, a "swing state" (also called "battleground state" or "purple state") is a state in which no single candidate or party has overwhelming support in securing that state's electoral college votes.