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Romney's Suburban Opportunity

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Mitt Romney, left, speaks with Jennifer Fung while touring a neighborhood hit hard by foreclosures, Friday, April 1, 2011, in Las Vegas. Fung and her family have been struggling with unemployment. Romney's 2008 presidential campaign sprint for victories in Iowa and New Hampshire failed. This time his strategy is more of a multi-state marathon, with economically suffering Nevada an important round in what advisers predict could be a protracted fight to be the partyís 2012 nominee.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New polls released late last week in three behemoth swing states underscore a central opportunity Mitt Romney could provide Republicans in the general election-and the threat he could pose to President Obama.

In the Quinnipiac University surveys in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania released on November 10, Romney ran more strongly against President Obama than Rick Perry, Herman Cain or Newt Gingrich. One key reason: Romney performed much better than his rivals among college-educated white voters.

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