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article imageSwing states appear to be swinging in Obama's favor

By Greta McClain     Nov 6, 2012 in Politics
Winning the undecided voters and scoring big in several swing states were crucial for both President Obama and Governor Romney, and Obama appears to have the edge so far.
The states of Wisconsin, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Colorado and Nevada were all considered swing states according to CNN.
The Associated Press (AP) has reported that President Obama has won the state of New Hampshire. Obama won 53.4 percent of the votes to Romney's 45.3 percent.
Fox News and NBC are saying Obama has also won the state of Wisconsin by a narrow 50 percent to 49 percent margin.
Obama is also leading in Ohio with a 50 percent to 48 percent lead over Romney, and has a 1 percentage point lead over Romney in the state of Florida according to CNN.
With 50 percent of the votes counted, President Obama has a substantial lead in Iowa over Romney, leading 55 percent to 43 percent according to NBC and CNN, with CNN projecting Obama to be the winner.
UPDATE
With 71 percent of the votes in, Fox News and NBC have both called Ohio for President Obama, giving him 18 electoral votes. The AP and CBS have also reported Obama as the winner of Ohio.
Fox News also listed Pennsylvania and Michigan as crucial batteground states. They have predicted that Obama has won both states.
As of 11:23 ET, Fox News has declared President Obama as the winner of 2012 Presidential Election.
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