La Jolla Country Day School is only 7 miles from Mitt Romney’s beachfront home on Dunemere Drive, but students at the prestigious private school aren’t homers when it comes to predicting the presidential contest.
The school’s Advanced Placement Government class forecasts an Electoral College victory for President Barack Obama.
According to the class, the following battleground states will go accordingly Tuesday:
Obama: Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
Romney: Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia
The class’s final mock electoral vote count was 277 for President Obama to 261 for former Gov. Romney.
The students released their results on Torrey Times as well.
In the Senate, the class predicted that the 33 Senate races will go as follows:
Democratic: CA, CT, DE, FL, HI, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, WA, WV
Republican: AZ, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
Independent (but will caucus with Democrats): ME, VT
The final Senate split will be a Democratic majority Senate (49 Dems plus 2 Independents) to 49 Republicans for a net pickup of 2 Republican seats.
As for the House of Representatives, the AP Government class said it expects it to stay in Republican hands.
The bottom-line message from the class?
“Get ready for at least two more years of divided government!”