Since 2009, FairVote has been tracking the movements of the President using data from the Washington Post's‘POTUS Tracker' and CNN's 'On The Trail' Tracker in order to examine the effect of battleground status on presidential attention. Fairvote's analysis of Presidential visits and events shows a significant emphasis on the declared 'battleground states' for the 2012 election and, in the period before the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, a heightened attention to states that traditionally have high donation rates.
Below, you can find blogs about the President's recent travels, as well as relevant news articles. Check out the map at the bottom of the page for information of where Obama travelled between the time he took office on January 20, 2009, and the end of the Democratic National Convention on September 7, 2012. It contains information on the number and type of events held in each state. If you are interested in examining the compiled data in spreadsheet form, it is available here.
Governor Romney has also been focused on battleground states since he became the presumptive Republican nominee in April. To see where Romney held campaign events between April 24, 2012 and September 7, 2012, check here.