Mitt Romney's wealthy donors possibly running away fearing defeat: Report

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 02, 2012 10:11 hrs

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign may be suffering in more than just the battleground states, according to a report.

A report by Fox Business' Charlie Gasparino said that some wealthy donors who have made financial commitments to the Romney campaign are reneging, and opting to send their money to Republican House and Senate candidates who they see as having a better chance of winning next month.

Citing two sources, including 'a major player in Romney's New York fundraising circles,' Gasparino said that some donors are losing faith that Romney can beat Obama.

According to the Huffington Post, Obama is ahead 'by statistically meaningful margins in all of the battleground states except North Carolina'.

As of Monday, HuffPost's Election Dashboard, an analysis of hundreds of local and national opinion polls, showed Obama leading over Romney in electoral votes, 332 to 191. Two hundred and seventy electoral votes are needed to win.

The Obama campaign, along with Obama's victory committee and the Democratic National Committee, raised 114 million dollars in August.

The Romney campaign, combined with Romney Victory and Republican National Committee, however, raised 111.6 million dollars during the same period. (ANI)

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