What should liberals be freaking out about? Herewith, a guide.
The three states get Obama to 271 electoral votes, enough for a victory.
But Romney did well in the national polls.
The 9 battleground states are so diverse that movement among demographic could change the election.
Obama is struggling in states where he was most dependent on support of whites--except for Ohio.
Will last night's debate move the polls?
Democrats appear poised to capitalize on their registration advantage in Nevada, making Romney's route to victory much more difficult.
Actually, it's Romney who may want to start spending less money in Florida.
Although Ohio is close, Obama's lead is relatively clear.
The nine battleground states aren't created equal -- Romney and Obama are stronger in some than others.