Polls show Romney closing gap with Obama in swing states

From Washington Times:

The tight race is getting tighter.
As Republicans head to Tampa, Fla., to nominate Mitt Romney for president, the contest with President Obama is narrowing in the 10 battleground states that likely will decide the election. Since Aug. 1, Mr. Romney has gained ground in eight of those states, and two of them — Wisconsin and Michigan — are now considered too close to call by some pollsters.
The president has expanded his lead only in New Hampshire, according to the Real Clear Politics averages of state polls.
RCP’s projection of the electoral college count now stands at 221 for Mr. Obama and 191 for Mr. Romney, with 126 electoral votes up for grabs among the 10 swing states. That tally represents momentum of sorts for Mr. Romney, who trailed the president on May 20 by 243 to 170. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

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