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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...
  • My experiences campaigning door-to-door in Virginia

    10/27/2012 5:36:20 PM PDT · by Wage Slave · 47 replies
    Been going door-to-door for Romney for the past three Saturdays in central Virginia. A lot more Obama signs cropped up this week, even though we are in Falwell country. Yikes! In one house there was a group of women inside who informed us they would not vote for of them yelled, "women's rights!" After we left two of them got in their car and followed us for awhile, trying to intimidate us. Good thing my partner was carrying. Another lady informed us she "loves Obama" because her main concern is the economy and he is her go-to man to...
  • Republican & Unaffiliated early voters surge in North Carolina

    10/27/2012 5:20:54 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    Fayette Observer ^ | 26 Oct 2012 | Ted Mohn
    Back in 2008 Candidate Obama beat Candidate McCain in NC by 14,177 total votes. During early voting Candidate Obama saw about a 22% Democratic participation rate advantage over Candidate McCain. When all the voting was over in 2008 Candidate Obama won NC by about 0.32% over McCain. Obama received 2,142,651 total votes (49.70%) McCain received 2,128,474 total votes (49.38%) As a baseline, NC voter registration back in 2008 on election day was: Dem: 2,849,979 (46%) Rep: 1,949,494 (32%) Una: 1,385,487 (22%) Lib: <1% As of yesterday (26 Oct 2012) NC voter registration is: Dem: 2,849,683 (43%) Rep: 2,040,552 (31%) Una:...
  • Des Moines Register endorses Romney

    10/27/2012 5:16:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    first GOP since Nixon
  • Daily Swing State Tracking Poll Swing State Tracking: Romney 51%, Obama 45%

    10/27/2012 7:08:31 AM PDT · by tatown · 87 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 10/27 | Rasmussen
    Saturday, October 27, 2012 The full Swing State tracking update offers Rasmussen Reader subscribers a combined view of the results from 11 key states won by President Obama in 2008 and thought to be competitive in 2012. The states collectively hold 146 Electoral College votes and include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. If you do not already have a Rasmussen Reader account, subscribe now. Platinum Members have access to detailed demographic information. In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney earns 51% of the vote to Obama’s 45%. Two percent (2%) like...
  • How Hurricane Sandy Could Affect the Election in PA

    10/27/2012 2:36:48 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    PoliticsPA ^ | Oct 27, 2012 | How Hurricane Sandy Could Affect the Election in PA
    Hurricane Sandy, the Frankenstorm, is forecast to slam all of Pennsylvania from Monday through Wednesday. Effects like heavy wind and rain are expected across the state, including heavy snow in western Pa. Hopefully for everyone’s sake, the doomsday predictions won’t come true. But if the worst happens, it will have political consequences as well as humanitarian ones. Here’s why the storm is news bad for Democrats: PhiladelphiaThe City of Brotherly Love is straight in the path of the storm, and some predictions indicate that Philly could see as much as 8-10 inches of rain in the 48 hours it takes...
  • Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer and John Ratzenberger today in Carson City to support Mitt Romney.

    10/27/2012 1:51:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 33 replies
  • Portman: 'If We Don't Win Ohio, It's Tough To See Us Winning The Election Nationally'

    10/27/2012 11:05:03 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 27, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty
    Portman: 'If We Don't Win Ohio, It's Tough To See Us Winning The Election Nationally' By NBC's Andrew Rafferty FAIRVIEW PARK, OH -- Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, the chairman of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign in the Buckeye State, said Friday that it would be tough for Romney to win the election without carrying Ohio. "I'm feeling the pressure not just because I'm chairing the effort here in Ohio, but mostly because I feel the pressure for our country and what's going to happen over the next four years," Portman told NBC News on Friday while traveling between campaign...
  • Grand Rapids Press endorsement:Mitt Romney's experience & leadership can rebuild America's economy

    10/27/2012 10:49:29 AM PDT · by Snuph · 8 replies
    mlive ^ | October 24, 2012 | Dave Murray
    Few Americans will forget that electric moment when Barack Obama took the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park on the night he was elected president. We were a war-weary country jolted by an economic plunge and looked to the man promising hope and change and assuring us that, yes, we could. We were inspired. Four years later, do you feel the same way? It was unrealistic to believe President Obama could meet the lofty expectations created by candidate Obama. No one will dispute that he inherited remarkable challenges. But four years later, we need to be further along. And we don’t...
  • Don't Be Surprised if It's Pennsylvania

    10/27/2012 7:41:57 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    There's a serious flaw in all of the polls which is misrepresenting the current state of the presidential race. As Dick Morris has pointed out, the pollsters all assume the demographic turnout will be the same as it was in 2008. There are many reasons why this is simply not going to happen. Many African-American preachers have already indicated that Obama hasn't done anything for black people and that his views on gay marriage do not match their own. They will not be lining up the busses to take their parishioners to the polls.
  • Early Vote in Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire and Wisconsin

    It's well known that Ohio is the key, and that Ohio state polls seem not to follow the national trend (Romney should be leading by at least 3-4, no polls showing him better than tie instead). RCP average in 2008 missed the real result in many states by several points (2.1 in Ohio, 2.5 in Indiana, 3 in Pennsylvania, 3.5 in Colorado, 5 in Arizona e 6 in Nevada) so maybe it's just due to the margin of error but it's worrying anyway. Anyway if Romney loses Ohio he has to win Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire (if he...
  • Romney Expands Battleground, Delivers Closing Argument In Iowa

    10/26/2012 1:55:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 7 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 10-26-12 | John Nolte
    While a sitting President of the United States diminishes himself with the small silly closing argument of a loser more interested in binders, Big Bird, birth control, and "bullshitter" as opposed to exploding gas prices and increased poverty -- today in the swing state of Iowa, Governor Mitt Romney will make a major economic address as his campaign further expands the electoral battlefield into Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. According to The New York Times, Romney's speech today, coming just eleven days before the election, will be a closing economic argument framing the race in a theme he's been hitting hard...
  • President Obama Leads in North Carolina (USAction Poll)

    10/26/2012 1:50:12 PM PDT · by Maceman · 52 replies
    USAction today released two new battleground polls, one showing President Obama leading 47 to 44 percent in North Carolina and the other showing him leading 48 to 43 percent in Wisconsin. The polls, commissioned by USAction and our partner Project New America, were conducted by Grove Insight. These polls are the latest in a series of battleground state polls released this week. Our other polls found Obama ahead 46 to 43 percent in Colorado; 47 to 45 percent in Florida; 46 to 44 percent in Ohio and 48 to 45 percent in New Hampshire. See PDF file here.
  • Voter frustration with Obama puts Wisconsin in play

    10/25/2012 6:53:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/25/12 | Alan Blinder
    For Paul Kaiser, it was the attack in Libya that left four Americans dead. For Pam Reinemann, it was a national economy that continues to sputter. Whatever their reasons, voters like Kaiser and Reinemann who have grown frustrated with President Obama have given Republican Mitt Romney new hope of challenging the president for the 10 electoral votes of Wisconsin, a state that voted Democratic in seven of the last 10 elections."It's been gradual," Kaiser, a retired veteran from La Crosse, said of his break with Obama. "Personally, I have no qualms with him. Policywise, I do."Kaiser said he's now "more...
  • Meat Loaf endorses Romney at rally in Defiance

    10/25/2012 6:58:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 120 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | October 25, 2012
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Mitt Romney rallied a large crowd in the high school football stadium here tonight after surprise musical guest Meat Loaf belted out an endorsement for the Republican presidential nominee to the crowd of 12,000 people. Mr. Romney ended a three-city tour of Ohio here and then was to stay overnight at the Hilton Toledo Hotel, with no public events planned. He is expected to fly out of Toledo Express Airport Friday morning to go to a campaign event in another swing state, Iowa, before returning for a rally Friday night in North Canton, Ohio. Meat Loaf said...
  • Florida Republicans receiving fake ineligibility letters aimed at suppressing their vote

    10/23/2012 7:11:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2012 | Caroline May
    The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections is investigating a number of fraudulent letters sent to voters in the state questioning their citizenship and voter eligibility, in a possible attempt to keep them home on Election Day. “The Florida Department of State unequivocally opposes all attempts at voter fraud or intimidation and will pursue every avenue to ensure free, fair and open elections for all eligible voters,” Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said in a statement. “Voter fraud and intimidation can deny voters their voice in government and will not be tolerated.” The statement alerted the public of...
  • Democrats Illegally Transport Voters in North Carolina

    10/25/2012 3:57:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/25/12 | William Bigelow
    On Monday of this week, Democrats in North Carolina clearly violated North Carolina state law in their efforts to turn out the vote for Barack Obama. At roughly 10 a.m., two vans of students who worked at the North Carolina Jobs Corps location in Oconoluftee were transported from that location to the Swain County Board of Education one-stop voting location in order to cast their votes. The vans used to carry the passengers were Job Corps vans driven by Danny Muse, the son of O’neal Muse, a Democrat Swain County Board of education election official.
  • MSNBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Romney Tied in Colorado, Close in Nevada

    10/25/2012 3:47:07 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 20 replies
    President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are running neck-and-neck in Nevada and Colorado, showing that both candidates still have a path to victory in the Electoral College that runs through the West, new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist Poll surveys show. The surveys found that Mr. Romney had gained ground against the president in Colorado over the past month, moving from a five-point deficit in mid-September to a tie, with each candidate drawing 48% support among likely voters.
  • Fox News poll: Romney up by two points in Virginia (39% Dem, 34% GOP)

    10/25/2012 3:18:06 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    The race for the White House has tightened in Virginia, where Mitt Romney is now preferred over Barack Obama by two percentage points -- 47-45 percent. That’s according to a Fox News poll of Virginia likely voters released Thursday. Romney’s edge is within the poll’s margin of sampling error. The poll shows a nine-point shift in the margin and a four-point increase in support for Romney. A month ago, Obama topped Romney by seven points in this battleground state (50-43 percent). The president has also lost ground in the state on his job performance and favorable rating. In 2008, Obama...
  • Obama Rallies Voters in Fla. Amid Waning Female Support

    10/25/2012 10:26:41 AM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2012 | David Boyer
    YBOR CITY, Fla. — With a new poll showing his lead among women voters is gone, a raspy President Obama rallied supporters in this battleground state Thursday morning after a red-eye flight from Nevada, warning voters that Republican Mitt Romney would repeal the health-care benefits of “Obamacare.” “As we saw again this week, I don’t think any politician in Washington, most of whom are men, should be making health care decisions for women,” Mr. Obama told supporters in an apparent reference to a Republican Senate candidate’s controversial comments about rape. “Women should be making their own health care decisions. That’s...
  • Obama Magic gone in Ohio?

    10/25/2012 1:21:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned like a rock star, especially in places hard hit by the economy, like Ohio --- which Obama won by five points in the election, while enjoying a D+8 turnout. Four years later, the rock-star vibe has utterly faded, and the campaign has turned into a grind for Team Obama as they dig up every vote they can find to try to hold off a resurgent Mitt Romney in the Buckeye State. Byron York describes it as "the magic is gone": Messina is particularly focused on what are called low-propensity or sporadic voters --- that is,...
  • PPP Nevada poll: Obama 51, Romney 47

    10/24/2012 6:23:47 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 54 replies
    politico ^ | 10/24/12 | Alexander Burns
    One of the states Democrats view as part of an electoral college firewall is still leaning slightly to the president, per Public Policy Polling: PPP's newest Nevada poll finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 51/47, numbers exactly identical to what they were when we last polled the state two weeks ago. Obama is already well on his way to winning Nevada based on early votes that have been cast in the week. Among those who say they've already voted he has a 61/39 advantage. Romney is up 51/46 with those planning to vote between now and election day. ... Obama's...
  • Election 2012: Virginia: Romney 50%, Obama 48% (Rasmussen)

    10/25/2012 12:35:30 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Thursday, October 25, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney still earns 50% support in Virginia, but the presidential race remains a toss-up in the Old Dominion. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters finds Romney with 50% support to President Obama’s 48%. Only one percent (1%) remains undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Last week, Romney hit the 50% mark for the first time here, while Obama earned 47% of the vote. With the exception of last week, however, the candidates have been within two points or less of each other in every survey in Virginia since April. Virginia continues to be a...
  • Detroit paper thanks Obama for auto bailout, endorses Romney

    10/25/2012 8:41:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Detroit paper thanks Obama for auto bailout, endorses Romney By Keith Laing - 10/25/12 10:38 AM ET The Detroit News is thanking President Obama for his administration's $80 billion bailout of the U.S. auto industry, but the self-proclaimed conservative newspaper is endorsing Republican Mitt Romney for president. In an editorial published Thursday, the paper said it was not a "no-brainer" to endorse Romney over Obama after the loans that were given to General Motors and Chrysler in 2008 and 2009. But the newspaper said the former Massachusetts governor would be a better fit for the White House in 2012. "Don't...
  • Pennsylvania down voters from 4 years ago

    10/24/2012 11:47:41 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 14 replies ^ | Oct 24, 2012 | Adam Smeltz
    Pennsylvania is approaching the Nov. 6 presidential election with 3 percent fewer registered voters than in fall 2008, an unusual slip that political analysts blame on a drop in voter enthusiasm across the country. Democrats especially experienced a slump, bleeding 229,396 registered voters in Pennsylvania since the last presidential race, state data show. Republicans are down 112,796 registrants, but voters unconnected to either major party grew by 7 percent, or 73,043, according to Pennsylvania Department of State figures. As of Monday the state had 8,487,093 voters, down from 8,755,588 in November 2008, despite a 2 percent population gain. Democrats still...
  • Poll: Obama leads in Virginia (PPP: Obama leads by five... in D+4 poll)

    10/25/2012 8:08:41 AM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/12 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama leads Mitt Romney in the critical battleground state of Virginia, according to a survey released Thursday from Public Policy Polling. Obama takes 51 percent support over Romney at 46. The survey was conducted on the Tuesday and Wednesday following Monday’s third and final presidential debate. Obama led the same poll from last weekend, 49-47, over Romney. The poll could be an outlier — according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Obama and Romney are tied at 48 in Virginia. Obama is buoyed in the poll by a wide gender gap. Women favored Obama 57-41 over Romney, while men...
  • Daily Swing State Tracking Poll Swing State Tracking: Romney 50%, Obama 46%

    10/25/2012 7:12:13 AM PDT · by tatown · 31 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 10/25 | Rasmussen
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 The full Swing State tracking update offers Rasmussen Reader subscribers a combined view of the results from 11 key states won by President Obama in 2008 and thought to be competitive in 2012. The states collectively hold 146 Electoral College votes and include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. If you do not already have a Rasmussen Reader account, subscribe now. Platinum Members have access to detailed demographic information. In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney earns 50% of the vote to Obama’s 46%. Two percent (2%) like...
  • Why Romney Doesn’t Need a Poll Lead in Ohio

    10/25/2012 7:12:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/25/2012 | Josh Jordan
    The race for Ohio is slowly tightening, but Mitt Romney does not hold a lead in a single poll in the current Real Clear Politics average (he is tied in two). Two polls from Time and CBS/Quinnipiac have grabbed headlines by showing Obama a five-point lead in each. Romney is chipping away at Obama’s poll lead, but the Democratic advantage in party-ID has increased across these polls. When looking at the polls in Ohio, it is becoming entirely possible that Mitt Romney should be able to win Ohio without ever showing a consistent lead in the polls, or any lead...
  • Dick Morris: Romney Will Win By a 4-8 Point Margin with over 300 Electoral Votes (Video)

    10/24/2012 6:24:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 87 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 23,2012 | Dick Morris
    Dick Morris predicted on The O’Reilly Factor tonight that Mitt Romney will win by 4-8 points and over 300 electoral votes. Morris also said Romney will likely take Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin.
  • Election 2012: Ohio President Ohio: Obama 48%, Romney 48% (Ras)

    10/24/2012 5:18:24 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 80 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | Rasmussen
    With just two weeks to go until Election Day, the race for Ohio’s 18 Electoral College votes is a tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters, taken the night after the final presidential debate, shows both President Obama and Mitt Romney attracting 48% of the vote. Two percent (2%) plan to vote for some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.
  • SurveyUSA Ohio Poll 47%O 44%R (Internals are devastating for Obama)

    10/24/2012 7:10:07 AM PDT · by apillar · 44 replies
    SurveyUSA ^ | 10/23/2012 | SurveyUSA
    In an election in Ohio today for President of the United States, Barack Obama remains where he has been for the past 2 SurveyUSA weekly tracking polls -- ever-so-slightly ahead of Mitt Romney in the battle for the Buckeye State's 18 electoral votes, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WCMH-TV in Columbus. 15 days until votes are counted, it's Obama 47%, Romney 44%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released 1 week ago, Obama and Romney are both up 2 points. Obama led by 3 points last week, leads by 3 points today.