June 12th, 2012
02:39 PM ET
6 years ago

Video: James Carville's electoral map

(CNN) - CNN Contributor James Carville explains his definition of a swing state and discusses which states he thinks will matter the most in November.

Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November.

Related: Alex Castellanos’ electoral map

Filed under: 2012 • James Carville
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Amazing how few blue states there are. Fewer and fewer blue states can only be a GOOD thing for the future of this country.

    June 12, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    James Carville is one of the brightest CNN contributors and if he's wrong, unlike others, he'll laugh and admit it. I like him because he can backup his facts when others can't.

    June 12, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. TomTom

    James Carville looks like he was in a fight with a 2×4 and lost BIG TIME

    June 12, 2012 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    Obama 2012 – BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Amazing how few blue states there are. Fewer and fewer blue states can only be a GOOD thing for the future of this country.

    unfortunately for you, those red states have as many cattle as they do people so Mittens can win as many as he wants. The states that are blue for Obama contain the most people and will carry him to reelection. Your argument is bunk

    June 12, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    Any person who would say on national television the president needs to "get some b_lls" or something similar to that – doesn't deserve ANY respect and is only the lowest form of a person. For just that one comment alone, I will never read or listen to anything this creep says. Resign Carville as you are a disgrace.

    June 12, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  6. Expat American

    The more red states there are is only an indication of how much farther the United States needs to go to catch up with the rest of the world.

    Red States = Bush, Cheney, Palin, Bachmann and co.

    More Red states is not a 'Good' thing.

    June 12, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  7. Mgc tampa

    Yea fewer blue states better for the country; more useless abortion laws, more tax cuts for the rich and wage downgrades for the middle class and poor. No more medicare, instead a $6000 voucher, (see how much insurance that buys you) Implementation of the Paul ryan budget; cut meals for low income kids, reduce pell grants for those trying to better themselves, less weeks of unemployment if you get laid off, no more unions, benefits decline....oh yea can't wait to embrace the republican agenda....

    June 12, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  8. Gurgyl


    June 12, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  9. Peace

    According to your map Carville, the number for Romney doesn't add up even if he carries Michigan.

    June 12, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  10. marie

    La. gov. jindal cut our voting hours...which shows the repubs dirty tatics . in this state you dont have backroads as an option in case of a wreck, and most of us have to commute to other parishes . dirty tactics from desperate repubs afraid of losing fla. voter purge. these guys are disgusting self serving pigs.

    June 12, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |

    Bend over ,another republican bafoon ,your all going down in Nov .

    June 12, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  12. Nuihc

    It is so entertaining reading the desperation in the leftist's posts. They are already making up excuses for an Obama loss in november. They did learn something from Obama though, blame someone else or it is someone else's fault that Obama lost.

    June 12, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  13. Wake up people

    With any luck Mittens will not win Michigan. But he has a chance. Oakland County is his and it's all white and all rich. There is also Howell, Mi, where a black person dare not venture. They even sell klan robes there. I am motivating people every chance I get. But this election will be rigged just like 2000. They are not spending millions to walk away empty handed. They have already assured Mittens a victory. Which is why he is meeting with Bonehead, CEO's and his transition team. The dems better open their eyes, these rethugs aren't playing. They will do anything to win.

    OBAMA 2012!

    June 12, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  14. non issue

    I want to see Paul Begala and Donna B's maps.

    June 12, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |