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Politics

Romney locks down vital swing states, poll center says

A week after Mitt Romney’s strong debate performance, the polls reveal a changing landscape of tossup states. The Republican presidential nominee has gained on President Obama in battleground states, even placing a few firmly in his column, according to one influential pollster.

“In places like North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida, we’ve already painted those red,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday night. “We’re not polling any of those states again. We’re focusing on the remaining states.”

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