The interactive map displays the state of the election battle. After the first Obama-Romney debate, two solidly Obama states (Pennsylvania and Michigan) became battleground states, bringing the number of swing states to 11. While poll averages still show Obama slightly ahead, Romney has been gaining percentage points in polls in all swing states.
Click on a swing state to change whether its electoral votes go towards the Democratic Party or the Republican Party, and watch the numbers change!
Interactive by Joanna Kao, John A. Hawkinson, and Connor Kirschbaum