Here's the situation.... Romney is slightly ahead in National Polls and has been consistently for two weeks... However, Obama has been consistently ahead in the Electoral College Vote tally... The reason? Four letters... Ohio.
To set the scene, Obama won by 7.9% in 2008. In the last two weeks, Romney has generally speaking been about 1% ahead in the National Polls. In 2008, Obama won Ohio by 4.6%. Therefore, on a Uniform National Swing, Romney should be leading Obama by about 4 or 4 and a half % in Ohio. But he is not - he is actually behind by 2%. And the main reason for this? The auto bailout.
So the question is - was the auto bailout as much a political decision to shore up Ohio's 20 Electoral College Votes as an economic one?