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  • Mitt Romney likely win of five key swing states shown by Purple Poll surveys

    09/21/2012 11:39:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 21, 2012 | Dean Chambers
    The bipartisan polling firm Purple Strategies has released today the latest Purple Poll surveys in five key swing states that show them all close. The surveys, conducted recently and released today for Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, Florida and North Carolina reveal data that show Mitt Romney will win these states over President Obama and is quite likely to win the presidency in November. As always the analysis here is not merely a static regurgitation of numbers that assumes in a simplistic manner that a state favoring Obama by a 46 percent to 44 percent edge will necessarily be voting for Obama...
  • Republicans move campaign staff out of New Mexico

    09/20/2012 1:18:30 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/20/2012
    Washington (CNN) - Republicans are moving three staffers out of Democratic-leaning New Mexico and shifting them to Colorado and Nevada, two states where the presidential race is more competitive. The Republican National Committee and Mitt Romney's campaign will continue to maintain staff and victory offices in New Mexico, a spokesman for the RNC said.
  • Iowa: Romney 47%, Obama 44%

    09/20/2012 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 20, 2012
    Mitt Romney remains slightly ahead in the swing state of Iowa. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters shows Romney with 47% support to President Obama’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are still undecided.
  • CNN Poll: Nevada still a close contest

    09/20/2012 4:38:37 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 Sep 2012 | Paul Steinhauser
    CNN) – One day before Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigns in Nevada, a new poll indicates the state remains very much a battleground in the race for the White House. According to CNN/ORC International survey (PDF) released Thursday, 49% of likely voters in Nevada say if the election were held today, they'd vote for President Barack Obama, with 46% supporting Romney. The president's three point margin is within the poll's sampling error, suggesting the two candidates are effectively tied in the fight for the Silver State's six electoral votes.
  • Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 42%, Berkley (D) 41% (Rasmussen)

    09/20/2012 6:06:46 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 15 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Nevada’s U.S. Senate race is now a virtual tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters finds incumbent Republican Dean Heller with 42% support, while his challenger, Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, gets 41% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and a sizable 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This is a marked change from July when Heller posted a 51% to 42% lead over Berkley. The Republican has generally had the lead throughout the year. Nevada now moves from Safe Republican to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports...
  • Fox News: Obama has edge over Romney in three battleground states (7 points in OH, VA, 5 in FL)

    09/19/2012 5:03:33 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-19-2012 | Dana Blanton
    President Barack Obama has the edge over Republican Mitt Romney in three potentially decisive states in the presidential election. Obama tops Romney by seven percentage points among likely voters in both Ohio (49-42 percent) and Virginia (50-43 percent). In Florida, the president holds a five-point edge (49-44 percent). Obama’s lead is just outside the poll’s margin of sampling error in Ohio and Virginia, and within the margin of sampling error in Florida. The good news for Romney is that among voters who are “extremely” interested in this year’s election, the races are much tighter. Obama is up by just two...
  • New PA GOP poll has Romney one point away from Obama (48% to 47%)

    09/19/2012 6:17:29 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 39 replies
    Penn Live ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 7:58 PM | ROBERT J. VICKERS
    A new internal poll by the Pennsylvania Republican Party claims the GOP nominee Mitt Romney now trails President Barack Obama by a single point. The poll, conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research, finds Obama drawing 48 percent of Pennsylvanians, while Romney garners 47 percent. The results will help state party leaders convince Romney campaign officials to ratchet up their efforts in the state and buy vital television ad time. The campaign has not been on the air in Pennsylvania since April. Though rare for party officials to discuss internal polls publicly, state GOP Chairman Rob Gleason is so excited by...
  • Election 2012: New Hampshire President New Hampshire: Romney 48%, Obama 45%

    09/19/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 108 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 19 September 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the swing state of New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • New Hampshire Poll: 0 48%, R 47% (LV)

    09/18/2012 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 37 replies
    New Hampshire Poll: 0 48%, R 47% (LV) 0 48%, R 46% (RV)
  • Virginia: Obama 49%, Romney 48%

    09/18/2012 5:53:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 42 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 14, 2012
    Mitt Romney and President Obama are still running neck-and-neck in the key battleground state of Virginia. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Obama earning 49% support, while Romney picks up 48% of the vote. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.
  • Obama Running Campaign Ads On Video Games In Battleground States

    09/18/2012 5:28:07 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    President Obama wants gamers in battleground states to vote early while they’re playing Madden football. According to Ad Week, the Obama campaign had teamed up with Electronic Arts again to run ads on their video games in hotly-contested states leading up to Election Day. The campaign first did this in 2008. “It was made clear in the last election that reaching consumers through video games makes a significant impact, so it’s no surprise to see this tactic used once again in such a competitive election,” Dave Madden, EA’s senior vice president of global media solutions, told ad week.
  • Washington Compost in VA: 0bama 52% Romney 44% - No internals available

    09/18/2012 5:12:32 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 52 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 9-18-12 | Laura Vozzella, Dan Balz and Jon Cohen
    With just seven weeks of campaigning left before the November election, President Obama holds a clear lead over Mitt Romney in Virginia, buoyed by growing optimism about the state of the country and fueled by a gender gap working in his favor, according to a new Washington Post poll. Obama leads his Republican rival by 52 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. Among all registered voters, the president leads by 50 percent to 43 percent, a margin identical to that recorded in a survey in early May. That indicates that Romney has made up little apparent ground against Obama...
  • Does President Obama have a Wisconsin problem?

    09/17/2012 9:16:10 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    President Obama’s trip to Milwaukee this coming Saturday – his first to Wisconsin since February — should rightly raise eyebrows in the political world regarding his campaign’s chances in the state. The simple fact is that with 50 days to go before the election, the president never — repeat,  never — travels to a state just, well, because. Every trip is for a reason — and that reason almost always is because the campaign wants to generate a major free media boost in a place where the numbers are either lagging or already very close. And that’s why Obama to Wisconsin...
  • Florida Poll: Romney 48%, 0bama 47%

    09/18/2012 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 73 replies
    Florida Poll: Romney 48%, 0bama 47%
  • Rasmussen Colorado poll: Romney 47, Obama 45

    09/18/2012 10:09:17 AM PDT · by kingattax · 20 replies ^ | 9-18-12 | Twitchy Staff
    Despite all the hand-wringing about Mitt Romney’s campaign (see, e.g., here, here, and here), Romney is slightly ahead of President Barack Obama in Colorado, a key battleground state, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. The article on Rasmussen’s website is incorrectly dated August 7, 2012. The poll was carried out yesterday and the results were published today. Six percent of survey respondents were undecided. Typically in a race against an incumbent, undecided voters break toward the challenger. The Rasmussen poll follows a Denver post poll last week showing Obama 1 point ahead of Romney. Colorado has 9 electoral votes.
  • Colorado: Romney 47%, Obama 45% (Rasmussen)

    09/18/2012 9:18:46 AM PDT · by Ravi · 36 replies
    rasmussen ^ | 9/18/12 | rasmussen
    see above
  • MRG Michigan Poll: Obama 47.5, Romney 42.3 (600LV; 9/10-9/14)

    09/18/2012 6:59:55 AM PDT · by Ravi · 51 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | 9/18/12 | MRG
    LANSING, MI - President Barack Obama is slightly leading challenger Mitt Romney in the latest poll of likely Michigan voters. The Marketing Resource Group poll of 600 likely voters, conducted Sept. 10 through Friday and given to MLive, showed the Democratic incumbent and Vice President Joe Biden with 47.5 percent and his Republican rival and running mate Paul Ryan with 42.3 percent. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 4 percentage points, meaning Obama had a slight edge. Eight percent were undecided.
  • VP candidate Paul Ryan in Danville, VA on Wed Sept. 19, 7 am

    09/18/2012 5:47:19 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    email from campaign
    You are invited to a Victory Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Wed. Sept 19 Doors open at 7 am, Event begins at 9 am Piedmont Precision Machine Company 150 Airside Dr. Danville, VA 24540 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs allowed. Cameras are permitted To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit Direct questions to or 757-279-8253
  • PPP Virginia: 0bama 51% / Romney 46% (D: 35%/R: 32%/ I: 33%)

    09/16/2012 10:06:31 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 57 replies
    PPP ^ | 9-16-12 | PPP
    PPP's newest Virginia poll finds Barack Obama leading by 5 points, 51- 46. Obama's lead is unchanged from a month ago when we found him leading 50-45 in the state. He may not be seeing a bump from the convention in the state at this point, but he was in a pretty good position to begin with. Virginia continues to look like it may be something of a firewall state for Obama. PPP has now polled it 9 times this cycle, and President Obama has led by at least 4 points on all 9 of the polls. He's been ahead...
  • Rasmussen shows Romney Ahead in Swing States

    09/16/2012 7:25:13 PM PDT · by Hero · 53 replies
    Rasmussen Reports | 9/16/2012 | Rasmussen
    Rasmussen Reader subscribers can read the full Swing State tracking update daily at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. This article offers 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.
  • Romney UP six in NC

    09/16/2012 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Hero · 23 replies
    Mitt Romney has cleared the 50% mark again in the battleground state of North Carolina despite the presence of the Democratic National Convention there little over a week ago. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Romney with 51% support to President Obama’s 45%. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • New Michigan Pol: 0 46%, R 44%

    09/16/2012 10:50:15 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 47 replies
    State-wide Aggregate Results (Weighted to projected age, gender & ethnicity of electorate) – 1156 Respondents MOE +/- 2.88% Question 1: The 2012 United States Presidential election will be held on November 6, 2012. Who are you more likely to vote for in the election?? (President Barack Obama): 45.49% (Governor Mitt Romney): 43.65% (Another candidate): 5.48% (Undecided): 5.38%
  • Why Florida Is Still Up for Grabs for Obama or Romney

    09/14/2012 7:49:07 AM PDT · by Marie · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Sep 14, 2012 | David Freedlander
    A new poll out Thursday evening from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal gives Barack Obama some breathing room in three key states—Virginia, Ohio, and perhaps most importantly Florida, a state that analysts say is crucial to Mitt Romney’s hopes of winning the White House. There the poll gives Obama a 49-44 edge, and comes on the heels of a poll out Thursday afternoon that gave brief hope to the Romney campaign. That poll, sponsored by the Associated Industries of Florida, a pro-business lobbying group, puts Romney up 50-47 in the state. It, however, comes with caveats. The survey...
  • (Vanity) Even the Daily KOS concedes, Nebraska Senate race is a pickup for the GOP.

    09/14/2012 6:34:52 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/14/2012 | Kolath
    They are also calling WI a safe pickup for Wisconsin. There hasn't been a serious outside poll from the usual suspects (RAS, PPP, WSJ, Gallup, etc.) in quite some time. That's a big red flag as they don't think it's a contested race....why waste the time/money? Big money is slowly filtering out. Another red flag. No new "manufactured dirt", just the same old memes from the Kerrey camp....and it's not sticking. Kerrey is settling into a "bunker" mentality. No real buzz or energy. His heart just isn't into it. GOP base is far more jazzed up, organized and hitting the...
  • The states to watch this presidential election

    09/11/2012 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 11, 2012 | Charles Mahtesian
    The presidential race has narrowed to a core of nine states, a collection of margin-of-error battlegrounds spread across nearly every region. From New Hampshire in the Northeast to Nevada in the Rocky Mountain West, there is little disagreement between the two campaigns about the places where the election will be won and lost. Aside from those two swing states, there are seven others: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. Some of them are familiar presidential battlegrounds, accustomed to playing a pivotal role every four years. Others are relative newcomers to the swing state roster. Every one of...
  • Virginia Results (Romney +5)

    09/12/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    RealClearPolitics / Gravis Marketing ^ | September 11, 2012 | Doug Kaplan,
    Executive Summary On the days of September 8th and 9th, Gravis Marketing, a non-partisan research company, and Capitol Correspondent conducted a survey of 2,238 likely voters in the state of Virginia. The survey covered the same questions as the August survey, which comprised questions regarding the presidential election, Virginia’s senate race, the direction of the United States, and the effect of a libertarian candidate on Romney and Obama. Overall, from August to the most recent survey, Obama’s 44% to 40% lead has turned into a Romney lead of 49% to 44% in the most recent poll. Interestingly, Obama didn’t lose...
  • NM poll shows Obama with small lead over Romney

    09/11/2012 5:35:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    KRQE Channel 13 News ^ | September 9, 2012
    A new statewide poll commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal shows President Barack Obama with a relatively small lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney and 8 percent of voters still undecided. The poll suggests that New Mexico's presidential race may be more competitive than national pundits and polls have previously suggested. The Journal poll ( ) published Sunday in a copyright story shows 45 percent of those surveyed backed Obama and 40 percent supported Romney. Another 7 percent backed the Libertarian candidate for president, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.
  • VA Poll: Romney Leads 49-44, Gains 9 Points On Obama

    09/11/2012 5:07:41 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 11 replies
    A new Gravis Marketing Poll of likely voters in the key swing state of Virginia released on Tuesday found Mitt Romney with a 5-point (49% to 44%) lead over President Barack Obama. The same poll in August had Obama leading Romney by four points (44% to 40%) in Virginia...
  • RCP Poll: Virginia Poll: R 49%, 0 44%

    09/11/2012 12:56:41 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 167 replies
    RCP ^ | 9-11-12
    On the days of September 8th and 9th, Gravis Marketing, a non-partisan research company, and Capitol Correspondent conducted a survey of 2,238 likely voters in the state of Virginia. The survey covered the same questions as the August survey, which comprised questions regarding the presidential election, Virginia’s senate race, the direction of the United States, and the effect of a libertarian candidate on Romney and Obama. Overall, from August to the most recent survey, Obama’s 44% to 40% lead has turned into a Romney lead of 49% to 44% in the most recent poll. Interestingly, Obama didn’t lose votes, rather...
  • How Mitt Romney May Lose the Election [News from Virginia]

    09/11/2012 9:47:46 AM PDT · by Moseley · 70 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | September 11, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    On September 4, 2012, Mitt Romney may have lost Virginia and the Presidential election. But Republicans could still win easily. This election will turn on two questions Bill Clinton is pounding on: Who caused the disastrous economic collapse in 2007 and 2008? Will putting a Republican back in the White House give us another economic crash? Republican strategists and consultants have been running away from these questions. Bill Clinton passionately blamed Republicans at the Democrat National Convention. Republicans are aiming for “just enough to squeak by.” But “good enough” is almost never good enough. Now on September 4, Virgil Goode...
  • Q-poll shows Romney 7 back in … New Jersey

    09/11/2012 8:42:40 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 11, 2012 | Ed Morrisey
    Somehow, this doesn’t look like a convention bounce for Barack Obama, either. According to Quinnipiac’s first likely-voter look at New Jersey — a state Obama won in 2008 by fifteen points — Mitt Romney comes in only seven points back, with a narrow lead among independents [see update below]: President Barack Obama tops Gov. Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger, 51 – 44 percent among New Jersey likely voters, who say the president will do a better job on Medicare and health care while Romney will do a better job on the economy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.This...
  • LIVE: Romney Campaign Rally in Ohio

    09/10/2012 11:30:39 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 33 replies
    Live video of a Romney campaign rally in Ohio. Link:
  • NM poll shows Obama with small lead over Romney (New Mexico now a battleground state)

    09/10/2012 7:51:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies
    KFDA-TV ^ | Sep 09, 2012 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A new statewide poll commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal shows President Barack Obama with a relatively small lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney and 8% of voters still undecided. The poll suggests that New Mexico's presidential race may be more competitive than national pundits and polls have previously suggested.
  • Poll: Advantage Kerry in Ohio Race (Kerry 50%, Bush 47%)

    09/09/2012 9:11:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 19, 2004 | CHERYL ARNEDT
    In the race overall, 50 percent of Ohio likely voters in this ABC News poll favor Kerry, with 47 percent for Bush -- a close race, with the difference between the candidates within the survey's margin of sampling error.
  • Mitt Romney's Ohio Problem [Ohio A Must-Win for Romney or It's All Over!]

    09/09/2012 9:44:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 150 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | September 09, 2012 | Byron Wolf
    Mitt Romney's Ohio Problem By Z. Byron Wolf ABC OTUS News - Mitt Romney's Ohio Problem (ABC News) Forget post-convention bounces - the numbers that really matter are in the battleground states, where President Obama's polling advantage is more concerning to Mitt Romney's team than any national numbers. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio, and Romney isn't in a strong position to become the first. According to ABC News' latest race ratings, President Obama is in strong position for 237 electoral votes, when leaning and solid Democratic states and combined. Mitt Romney has only 206 votes...
  • PPP: Obama leads by 5 in Ohio (50-45)

    09/09/2012 8:40:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    PPP ^ | 09/09/2012
    PPP's first post-conventions poll in Ohio finds Barack Obama with a 5 point lead over Mitt Romney, 50-45. This is the largest lead PPP has found for Obama in an Ohio poll since early May. Last month Obama led 48-45. Both candidates have seen their images improve with Ohio voters in the wake of the conventions. Obama now breaks even in his approval rating at 48%, after being under water with 46% of voters approving and 51% disapproving of him a month ago. Romney's numbers are up from a 41/52 favorability rating a month ago as well, but he still...
  • In new ad, Romney promises 240K new jobs in Wis.

    09/09/2012 5:48:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he plans to create 240,000 jobs in Wisconsin if elected. He's airing a new commercial statewide starting Sunday. It's the first his campaign has paid for in Wisconsin. In the ad, he says Wisconsin isn't better off today under Democratic President Obama....
  • Romney Struggles to Gain Traction in Battlegrounds

    09/09/2012 6:54:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 159 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept 9, 2012 | Sara Murray
    With two months to Election Day, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faces the disconcerting reality that he isn't winning most of the states he would need to beat President Barack Obama. Mr. Obama is leading Mr. Romney by small margins in seven of the eight battleground states, all but North Carolina, according to averages of public polls compiled by RealClearPolitics. All are within the margins of error. "Our problem in our country is not that we're not paying enough taxes," Mr. Romney said. "It's that we're spending too much money and the economy is not growing as it could and...
  • Mitt Romney's swing-state ad spend looks like a loser's strategy

    09/09/2012 12:42:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 7, 2012 | Harry J. Enten
    After a week when the American media gave saturation coverage to the Democratic national convention, Mitt Romney has responded by buying his own air time. His latest television ad buys, totalling $4.5m, is targeted at the states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. No one can fault Romney for going on the air in these states. They are all winnable for either candidate, and they were won by George W Bush at least once. The issue is that Romney is leaving himself with little room for error. If you assign the states to the...

    09/09/2012 4:57:18 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/8/2012 | YouTube
    Found a video someone uploaded of Ryan's first post-DNC campaign rally stop in Sparks, NV we attended Friday. I have no affiliation with the site that uploaded this, and the video quality isn't the greatest but the audio is pretty good. His stump speech changed significantly, and there wasn't a teleprompter in site. He specifically went after Reid.
  • Daily Swing State Tracking Poll (O-46/R-45)

    09/09/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 9/10/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Only one point separates Obama and Romney in the swing states. The states collectively hold 146 Electoral College votes and include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Romney Airs Ad in Wisconsin, Expands Electoral Map

    09/09/2012 11:25:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 9-8-12 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney’s campaign went on the air in Wisconsin on Sunday, expanding its advertising offensive against President Barack Obama and making a play for a state that would give Romney some much-needed breathing room on the electoral map. The commercial is the 16th “Better Future” advertisement Romney has released in nine swing states since Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in an attempt to blunt any momentum Obama may have received coming out of the convention. Each ad is specifically tailored for each state and various demographics. “This president can ask us to be patient,” Romney says in the...
  • Rasmussen Daily Swing State Tracking Poll Swing State Daily Tracking: Romney 46% Obama 45%

    09/08/2012 6:53:36 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 104 replies
    Friday, September 07, 2012 This article offers 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. In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney now attracts 46% of the vote, while President Obama earns 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. In 2008, Obama won these states by a combined margin of 53% to 46%, virtually...
  • Romney reaching out to white male voters at NASCAR race: VA starts early voting on Sept. 21

    09/08/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2012 | Sam Youngman
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept 8 (Reuters) - Mitt Romney was set to try another lap around the track on Saturday to win over NASCAR stock-car racing fans. Romney, the Republican presidential candidate facing President Barack Obama, will visit a NASCAR race on Saturday night in Virginia, targeting white male voters in a swing state where early voting begins in two weeks. Romney needs to win among white men by a healthy margin to offset the advantages Obama enjoys with women as well as black and Hispanic voters. A Reuters/Ipsos poll last week showed Romney with a 20 percentage-point lead among...
  • Obama campaigns with former Republican Crist in crucial Florida

    09/08/2012 12:51:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 8, 2012 | Jeff Mason
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama kicked off a two-day bus tour of the key election battleground state of Florida on Saturday with former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who endorsed Obama's 2008 rival John McCain but has since left the Republican Party. Trying to build on the momentum of this week's Democratic National Convention and overcome another tough jobs report, Obama is spending the weekend canvassing a state that he and his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, both want to win in order to achieve victory in the November 6 U.S. election. The Democratic incumbent hopes Crist, a once popular Republican governor,...
  • Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)

    09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds. A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday. --snip-- Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on...
  • Ohio: Romney 47, Empty Chair 44

    09/05/2012 9:33:34 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 29 replies
    Gravis Marketing and Capitol Correspondent conducted a survey of 1,381 registered voters on the afternoon and evening of September 2, 2012 in the state of Ohio. Obama’s previous lead over Romney of 45.3% to 44.4% has switched to a Romney lead of 46.8% to 43.7%. Although within the previous polls margin of error, the Republican convention appears to have given Romney a 2 point bump while taking 1 point from Obama. Switching to the Senate race, before the Republican convention, Democrat Sherrod Brown held a nar- row 43.6% to 41.4% lead over Republican Josh Mandel. Again, although within the margin...
  • Virgil Goode to remain on Va. presidential ballot

    09/04/2012 7:33:15 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 187 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/04/2012 | Jill Gregorie
    AP photoVirginia’s Board of Elections will allow Virgil Goode to appear as a presidential candidate on state ballots in November, despite Republican efforts to block his candidacy, the Washington Post reports.Goode is the Constitution Party’s presidential nominee. He represented Virginia’s 5th Congressional District from 1997 to 2009. He was initially elected as a Democrat before becoming an independent and then a Republican. Goode lost his seat to Democrat Tom Perriello in 2008.<snip> Goode’s presidential candidacy has the potential to impact the outcome in Virginia, a swing state where Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are locked in a...
  • Paul Ryan live in Cedar Rapids now

    09/04/2012 2:24:17 PM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    KCRG TV ^ | 9/4/2012
    live streaming now.
  • PPP: Obama up single digits in Colorado, Michigan

    09/04/2012 11:46:53 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 09-04-2012 | Alexander Burns
    he prolific Democratic polling firm has the president ahead, by tightening margins, in two swing states. Here's Colorado: PPP's first post-convention Colorado poll finds Barack Obama continuing to hold the lead over Mitt Romney in the state, 49-46. This is, however, the closest PPP has found the race in four Colorado polls this year suggesting that Romney may have received a modest bounce in the state. Last month we found Obama ahead by a 49-43 margin in Colorado. But in the wake of his selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate and the Republican convention Romney has consolidated the...