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CNN Electoral Map: Seven states up in the air in fight for White House
June 4th, 2012
04:59 PM ET

CNN Electoral Map: Seven states up in the air in fight for White House

Tune in TONIGHT to JKUSA as John King showcases the new CNN Electoral Map in the Magic Wall at 6pm ET/5pm CT.

Washington (CNN) – With just over five months to go until the November election, a new CNN Electoral Map indicates a tight battle between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney for the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House.

According to the CNN map unveiled Monday, the president leads Romney in 19 states and the District of Columbia, which if he carried those in the general election would give him 247 electoral votes. Romney, the unofficial GOP presidential nominee pending the party's convention, leads in 24 states, which would give him 206 electoral votes.

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