Mitt Romney's Electoral College Map Has Few Paths - Business Insider: "On Wednesday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney dismissed concerns over a recent glut of bad swing-state polling that has left him in trouble in the near must-win: Ohio.
"I’m very pleased with some polls, less so with other polls, but frankly at this early stage, polls go up, polls go down," Romney told ABC's David Muir after a day of round-the-clock campaigning in the Buckeye State. "
Virginia is another state where things become complicated for Romney if he loses. Right now, it doesn't look great — the RealClearPolitics average shows Obama with a 4.5-point lead over Romney in the state.
If Romney loses here, he'll have to hang onto Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Colorado as the most plausible path to victory. If Ohio keeps leaning as left as it has been lately, Romney will have to do something implausible — like steal away Michigan or Pennsylvania, two states where Obama has a huge advantage.