With just one Presidential debate to go, and a little more than two weeks remaining, campaign 2012 continues to be a close affair. Real Clear Politics has the race essentially tied, with Obama favored to win 201 electoral college votes and Mitt Romney 206, with 131 up for grabs.
Despite the narrowing of the national polling, President Obama continues to enjoy a small but persistent lead in swing states, including the all important Ohio
The NYT calculates that this persistent lead is generating a 70.3% chance of President winning Ohio on November 6th
These persistent swing state leads have 538 projecting the President to win 288 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's 255.