Predict a winner: Battleground states
The 2012 presidential election is likely to be decided by voters in a small number of swing states. The Times has identified these states in play shown below in gray based on polling data and other factors, and we’ll update the list from time to time as polls shift. Click a state until it turns to your choice: Democratic, Republican or back to contested. See which combinations lead a candidate to the 270 electoral votes needed to claim the White House.