According to Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos, Mitt Romney is a lock to win Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina. In fact, Paleologos is so certain of that eventuality that he’s stopped polling in those states. “In places like North Carolina, Virginia and Florida, we’ve already painted those red. We’re not polling any of those states again. We’re focusing on the remaining states,” he told Bill O’Reilly last evening.
“Before the debate the Suffolk poll had Obama winning 46 to 43 in the head-to-head number, a poor place to be for a couple of reasons,” Paleologos continued. “Number one, his ballot test, his head-to-head number was under 47 [percent] before the debate and it’s very difficult when you have the known quantity, the incumbent, to claw your way up to 50. So that was a very, very poor place for him to be. And so we’re looking at this polling data not only in Florida but in Virginia and in North Carolina and it’s overwhelming.”
The momentum in the presidential race is clearly on Mitt Romney’s side; even formerly safe blue states like Wisconsin have become toss-ups. If Obama loses Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina – and if he loses Ohio — he’ll need to win Colorado, New Hampshire, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nevada. The math is starting to look far shakier for Obama than it was just a few weeks ago.