Arizona has become a battleground state

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    (CNN) - The battle between President Barack Obama and all-but-certain GOP nominee Mitt Romney for Arizona's eleven electoral votes stands neck and neck, according to a poll released Monday.

    Arizona, which has voted for only one Democratic presidential candidate in sixty years, has become a hot battleground in 2012, partly because of the state's increasing Latino population.

    The poll from Arizona State University's Merrill/Morrison Institute indicated 42% of registered voters in Arizona backing Romney and 40% supporting Obama. The margin was well within the poll's sampling error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

    A large portion of respondents – 18% - said they were undecided in who they would support in the November's general election. Among independents, the undecided figure was far higher. Thirty-four percent of voters who said they were independents said they hadn't yet picked a candidate to support.

    Poll: Obama and Romney tied in Arizona – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
     
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    And…

     
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    Romney is just getting started in AZ.

    He's already wiping Obama out in fundraising.

    AZ will go to Romney. I am willing to bet on it.
     
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    I'd have to agree with Listening.

    Maybe Obama loses within the margin of error instead of by 8 or 10 points like last time, but I just don't see Democrats taking that state just yet.

    It's more likely that Obama will keep CO and NM and NV out that way, while I contend that VA is the bell-weather state this year. If it takes longer to count this time and doesn't go Obama's way, we've got a real race on our hands, but if he takes VA like he did last time, than fugeddabawdit.
     
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    That Romney even has to worry about AZ shows how weak his candidacy is.
     
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    Or how much people have come to depend on the federal government.

    Don't forget that hispanics have lived in the state and been a significant part of the state for a long long time. They are all to aware of the immigration issues which have been mischaracterized by the left causing a great deal of confusion.

    Once things get rolling, Obama does not stand a chance.
     
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    I don't think that there's any confusion on the part of Hispanics on this issue at all.

    The GOP has made them scapegoats.

    And romney has said stuff like,

    "I can't have illegal aliens, I'm running for office, for Pete's sake." Using their labor while denying them rights.
     
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    AZ stopped being a battleground state when obama sued the state. Like every other battleground state. Romney will get votes from whatever minorities there are getting welfare, otherwise, he's done.
     

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