Analyst: Arizona is a lock for Romney

Sep 19, 2012, 6:31 AM | Updated: 6:31 am

PHOENIX — A Valley political analyst believes the race for the White House may be tight nationally, but that in Arizona one candidate has sealed the deal.

Tara Blanc, a professor at Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs, said she believes Republican Mitt Romney has a comfortable lead over President Barack Obama and there’s very little chance of that lead being cut into.

“People have pretty much made up their minds,” she said. “I’d say the nine to 10 point lead is comfortable and outside the sampling error so I’m guessing both the Obama and Romney campaigns are looking at Arizona and deciding it’s not a place to put a lot of resources because there’s not going to be a lot of shift.”

Blanc said she doesn’t expect to see Romney or Obama back in Arizona before election day because they will focus on states with more electoral votes.

“We have 11 electoral votes, which is not insignificant, but again don’t expect the candidates to throw a lot of resources into the state,” she said.

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