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    10/29/2012 10:18:10 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 24 replies ^ | 10/29/2012 | Carolina Transparency
  • Obama Aide: Des Moines Register Endorsement Not Based in Reality

    10/29/2012 4:46:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/10/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter dismissed the Des Moines Register endorsement of Mitt Romney, saying it was not “based at all in reality.” “They endorsed Mitt Romney in the primary, so this was not much of a surprise,” said Cutter on ABC’s “This Week”, referring to the influential swing-state paper’s backing of the GOP candidate. “It was a little surprising to read that editorial, because it didn't seem to be based at all in reality, not just in the president's record, but in Mitt Romney's record,” Cutter added. “It says that he'd reach across the aisle, which he'd do...
  • Latest Ohio Poll Numbers Show Obama with 4 Point Lead; Brown Opens Up 11 Point Edge on Mandel

    10/29/2012 4:37:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | October 29, 2012 | Eugene McCormick
    Supporters of Barack Obama may be breathing a little easier this morning as Public Policy Polling show the president with a 51-47 advantage over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The new numbers come a day after Ohio news organizations showed a dead heat at 49-49 according to their data. What the previous poll did not show was the result of the third, and final, debate between the two men who are battling for residency for four years in the White House. Last week, PPP showed Obama leading only 49-48. [Snip] PPP surveyed 718 likely voters throughout the Buckeye State. The...
  • It's all over but the crying part 2, why the media isn't telling you the truth (Ohio)

    10/28/2012 7:06:10 PM PDT · by tatown · 60 replies
    Bill Spetrino Blog ^ | 10/28/12 | Bill Spetrino
    Every major poll has Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney in the pivotal state of Ohio.In the last 70 years Ohio has selected the winner EVERY year except in 1960. This year should be no different. Now I am born and raised in Ohio and have spent OVER 50 years here. I doubt seriously that NO person who understands investing ,predicting the future and knows more about Ohio politics than me. First question is why is the national media polls (even Fox )all showing Mr Obama with a lead or a tie? It is simple and you can decide for yourself...
  • Dem warning: Obama could lose Wisconsin

    10/28/2012 7:43:50 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2012 | Alan Blinder
    “If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early," Mayor Michael Hancock told a Democratic rally. "The suburbs and rural parts of Wisconsin – the Republican base – are voting. President Obama’s base has yet to go vote. "We've got to get our people to go vote," Hancock said. Early voting, which began in Wisconsin on Oct. 22, is a central component of Obama’s strategy to win the state. The president won Wisconsin four years ago by 14 percentage points, but...
  • Minnesota Poll: 0bama 47%, Romney 44%

    10/28/2012 4:16:30 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 39 replies
    As the presidential race tightens across the country, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found that it is narrowing here as well, with President Obama holding a 3-point lead and Republican Mitt Romney making gains in the state. The poll shows Obama with support from 47 percent of likely voters and Romney earning backing from 44 percent -- a lead within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Last month, Obama had an 8-percentage point advantage in the Minnesota Poll. Romney has apparently cut into the Democrat's advantage among women since then and picked...

    10/28/2012 3:03:07 PM PDT · by Snuph · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Oct 2012 | TONY LEE
    Mitt Romney's campaign on Saturday launched an online fundraising initiative to to raise $7 million in 7 days so the campaign could expand the electoral map to "blue states" formerly firmly in the Obama column. Potential donors who visit the appropriately named "expand the map" site are asked to "Contribute now to help Romney-Ryan and the Republican team keep up the fight." "We need your help to raise $7 million in the next 7 days," the site says. "Your contribution will help us expand the electoral map -- we'll take our message into new states, and defeat Obama's billion-dollar machine."...
  • Early voting surge suggests Democratic push pays off in Iowa

    10/27/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 37 replies
    (CNN) -- More than two million Americans have already cast ballots for president less than three weeks before Election Day with a substantial number coming in the battleground state of Iowa. The state, which holds six key electoral votes, is on pace to exceed the 1.5 million votes cast early in 2008 -- a trend that is not lost on either political party. While both parties are investing resources in early voting, Democrats' push to turn out voters -- and in particular young voters in Iowa -- could be paying off. Early numbers, which are updated daily, show that almost...
  • Romney event in Marion, Ohio doesn't start for 3 hours, but

    10/28/2012 3:50:49 PM PDT · by Snuph · 28 replies
    twitter ^ | 10/28/2012 | Jonathan Karl
    Romney event in Marion, Ohio doesn't start for 3 hours, but already there's a long line of people waiting in the rain
  • National Polls vs. Ohio Polls: Which Are Right?

    10/28/2012 3:17:53 PM PDT · by Snuph · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | October 28, 2012 | Josh Jordan
    Ever since the first debate in Denver, Mitt Romney has been on an upward trajectory in the polls. While he has leveled off somewhat over the last week, nationally he has turned a four-point deficit into a one-point lead. The lead actually jumps to two points if you include only the eight most recent national (non-online) polls. In those polls, Romney leads independents by an average of 17.5 points, which is a remarkable increase over the past month, and an amazing reversal of Obama’s 8-point lead with independents in the 2008 election. Romney has now been at or above 50...
  • Scranton native @JoeBiden coming to Pa to campaign on Nov. 1, Obama camp sez

    10/28/2012 9:02:07 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 28 Oct 12 | Colby Itkowitz (@DCMorningCall)
    Scranton native @JoeBiden coming to Pa to campaign on Nov. 1, Obama camp sez
  • Gravis Poll Of Ohio: 0 50%, R 49% (Dems 40%, GOP 32%)

    10/28/2012 3:37:05 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 40 replies
    Gravis Marketing conducted an automated survey of 730 likely voters in Ohio October 27, 2012. The margin of error for the survey is +/-3.6% and higher for subgroups. Results shown by gender and party represent those respondents within those subgroups. All numbers shown in the tables represent percentages rounded to the nearest whole percentage. The questions were asked in the order of the question numbers which appear in this report. Results only include respondents who answered that they were registered voters, somewhat likely, likely, or very likely to vote. The statistical methodology comprised weighing various groups for anticipated voting proportions,...
  • Gov. John Kasich Predicts Romney Wins Ohio

    10/28/2012 10:49:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/28/2012 | By Stephen Feller
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared Sunday that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is now poised to beat President Barack Obama in his critical battleground state. Appearing on NBC's “Meet the Press,” Kasich cited internal campaign polling that shows Romney with a lead in The Buckeye State. This was the first time that Kasich said Romney could carry the state. He pointed to a swing in momentum since the first presidential debate in which Romney bested President Obama’s lackluster performance. The debates were a turning point in Romney’s campaign for president because they gave people a chance to see him, rather...
  • Romney and Ryan barnstorm Ohio as new poll shows tied race

    10/28/2012 3:12:11 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 4 replies
    October 28, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CELINA, Ohio — As a newly released poll shows a dead heat between President Obama and Mitt Romney in this critical battleground state, the GOP ticket is barnstorming Ohio on Sunday and saying they feel surging momentum in the closing days of the campaign. "I'm heartened by what we're seeing across the country — large crowds of independents, some Democrats, a lot of Republicans, coming together and enthusiastically getting behind this campaign,” Romney told thousands of cheering supporters in a basketball field house here. “And they know what's at stake. They know this is a...
  • Mitt Romney - Connie Mack Rally at John Benedetto Stadium at Land O'Lakes High School (FlA)

    10/28/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT · by ynotjjr · 10 replies ^ | October 28, 2012 | Anthony V. Masella Jr.
    Before a sea of people covering most of the Land O' Lakes High School football field and filling the stadium's stands, Mitt Romney promised "big change" tonight. {I've only been on FreeRepublic 14 years and I still don't know how to post pictures, if you see any you like, please do. This event was the biggest Romney had and was very exciting}
  • Dem warning: Obama could lose Wisconsin

    10/28/2012 2:30:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/28/12 | Alan Blinder
    The Democratic mayor of Denver said Sunday that President Obama could lose the battleground state of Wisconsin if the incumbent’s supporters fail to increase early voter turnout in the Badger State. “If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early," Mayor Michael Hancock told a Democratic rally. "The suburbs and rural parts of Wisconsin – the Republican base – are voting. President Obama’s base has yet to go vote. "We've got to get our people to go vote," Hancock said. Early...
  • Obama cancels Tuesday rally in Colo. Springs to ‘monitor Hurricane Sandy’

    10/28/2012 7:46:10 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 112 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | October 27, 2012 | Brooke Way
    President Barack Obama has cancelled his rally that was scheduled for Tuesday morning in Colorado Springs to monitor Hurricane Sandy, according to a White House press release. Obama will return to Washington to continue to monitor the hurricane following a campaign event in Ohio on Monday. A campaign event that was scheduled in Northern Virginia on Monday was also cancelled because of the storm. According to a statement made by the White House Saturday night, “The President is being regularly updated on the storm and ongoing preparations, and he has directed his team to continue to bring all available resources...
  • Romney wins all four major Iowa newspaper endorsements

    10/28/2012 1:07:55 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | 28 Oct 12 | Paul Mirengoff
    Last night, I noted that the Des Moines Register endorsed Mitt Romney for president. This is the first time that paper has endorsed the Republican presidential nominee since 1972. It turns out that the Des Moines Register is not alone among Iowa newspapers. In fact, the three other major newspapers in this battleground state also endorse Romney. They are the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Quad City Times, and the Sioux City Journal. The titles of the Quad City Times and Sioux City Journal endorsements might be particularly galling to diehard supporters of our once hopey-changey president: “Ready for Change” and...
  • GOP has edge in early Colorado voting (GOP leads now 39 to 36% vs Dem lead of 40 to 33% in 2008)

    10/28/2012 5:48:56 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 24 replies
    DENVER — Republicans appear to be winning the voter-turnout battle so far in the crucial swing state of Colorado, according to figures released Friday by the state Secretary of State. A breakdown of voter turnout by party shows that Republicans have cast 244,263 votes, or 39 percent of the total, while 225,850 Democrats have voted, representing 36 percent. Another 149,877 unaffiliated votes have also cast ballots for 23.9 percent of the total. -snip- Four years ago, Colorado Democrats had the early-voting advantage. Figures posted on the KUSA-TV website show that on Oct. 23, 2008, Democrats represented 40 percent of the...
  • Battleground-State Polls Continue to Show Close Race

    10/28/2012 1:31:13 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | By Steven Shepard
    October 28, 2012 | 3:03 p.m. The race to 270 electoral votes remains extremely tight, according to new battleground-state polls released on Sunday that underscore that Mitt Romney has made inroads in wresting away President Obama's advantage in the Electoral College. The race is now deadlocked in Ohio, the state most likely to sit at the tipping point of the Electoral College, according to a poll from the Ohio Newspaper Association, a consortium of in-state newspapers. A new Washington Post poll of likely voters in Virginia gives Obama a narrow edge in a state he flipped to the Democratic column...