“Mr. Obama is down to 196 ‘safe Electoral College votes with four states (51 EC votes) ‘leaning’ in his favor.
“Mr. Romney’s ‘safe’ EC votes increased to 159, with three ‘lean’ states (32 EC votes) that are more than likely to be in his column on Election Day.
“It should be noted this is the first time since August 1st that Mr. Obama’s ‘safe’ EC vote total decreased while Mr. Romney’s grew.
“There are also eight ‘toss up’ states and a coveted 100 EC votes are up for grabs. These states remain too close to call and show little movement, even after a week of rigorous polling (52 surveys conducted in 18 states).”