This could prove to be an interesting dynamic in Obama's bid for reelection:
[A] study released late last month by Election Data Services reported that some of the biggest states Obama carried are poised to lose electoral votes while some of the biggest that opposed him are likely to gain.
New York, the nation’s third-largest state and an Obama stronghold in 2008, is likely to lose two electoral votes. The same is true for Ohio, another state carried by the president, which also will lose two.
Other likely one-vote losers are Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — Obama won all of them except Missouri and Louisiana.
“It does make it a little bit tougher on Democrats,” said EDS President Kim Brace. “It basically throws the electoral vote a little bit more toward the Republican side, with the shift going from the Northeast and the upper Midwest and to the South and to the West.”
In total, the movement represents a net shift of only twelve votes — six leaving the Obama column and moving into what was the John McCain column.