Mitt Romney’s prospects in the US elections have taken another blow, with president Obama pulling away in polling. In the 12 national surveys of voting intention published yesterday, the incumbent led by an average of 1.6 percent, gaining ground in all but one:

While Romney still has the chance to win the popular vote, the odds of him securing backing in the electoral college look to be fading, with the statistical model used by leading pollster Nate Silver putting him at just 8.0%:

As Jay-Z told a rally in Columbus, Ohio yesterday: “I got 99 problems but a Mitt ain’t one.”

  1. Many of them are specious polls due to oversampling and assumption based on the last election. I wouldn’t get too excited.

    I would also suggest you put it in the following context: it’s not your vote or your election.

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