Tuesday, May 20, 2008
In total, both campaigns will agree that at least 14 states are up for grabs this year. The Cook Political Report cites 23 states as likely or solidly in McCain's back pocket, for a total of 194 electoral votes. Obama is given a lead of 14 states, worth a combined 183 electoral votes. That leaves 161 votes in the middle, including Democratic-leaning swing territory in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and GOP-friendly turf in Ohio and Florida.