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Will Sandy have an impact on the election?

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Superstorm Sandy wiped out a lot of potential polling places on the east coast and many are still without power.

Is voting even on voters' minds right now and can Sandy have an impact on the election?

On RealClearPolitics.com, for the last week or so, their map has been frozen at 201 electoral votes for President Obama and 191 for Mitt Romney.

The states to focus on are Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan and Minnesota.

The newest poll out of Florida Monday morning shows Romney with a 5 point lead.

In North Carolina, polls say it's close, but leaning Romney and since neither campaign put it on their itinerary, it probably is Romney.

Paul Ryan was in the upper Midwest on  Sunday.  Minnesota hasn't voted for a Republican in many years.  One poll this weekend actually had Romney up by one point, but another had Obama up 11, so we call it blue.

In Michigan, polls are close; one has Romney up one point, most others say Obama.  Color that state blue.

Here's a possible scenario that might surprise you: The Obama campaign was running ads in Ohio against Romney months ago while he was sill in the primaries.  Can he overcome that?  Quite possibly, but if he can't and that state goes blue, and a surprising state might be a new battleground: Pennsylvania.

Videos: FOX 10's Ron Hoon talks to Mike O'Neil of O'Neil and Associates about the electoral map. Alexis Vance reports on how you can get everything you need on Election Day online.

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