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  • (Vanity) RCP: Pennsylvania is now a Swing State!

    10/26/2016 6:15:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    Hope it rains election day and the Dems stay home!
  • Dead heat: Trump, Clinton tied in 3 swing-state polls

    05/10/2016 7:16:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | May 10,2016 | Nick Gass
    Buckle up for the next six months: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are effectively tied in the swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday. Split along lines of gender, race and age, the presumptive Republican nominee and the likely Democratic nominee appear poised for tight battles in those states, though Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders performs better against Trump than Clinton does and is also seen more favorably by voters in all three states. No presidential candidate has won an election since 1960 without winning at least two of the...
  • Clinton, Rubio Close In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

    06/17/2015 6:51:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | June 17, 2015
    FLORIDA: Clinton 47 - Rubio 44 OHIO: Kasich 47 - Clinton 40, Clinton 43 - Paul 43 PENNSYLVANIA: Rubio 44 - Clinton 43, Paul 45 - Clinton 44 U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida runs best against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016 presidential matchups with eight top Republican contenders in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Voters in each state say by margins of 8 to 14 percentage points that the Democratic front-runner is not honest and trustworthy. Clinton still leads or is in a...
  • Clinton Close to Most Republicans in Arizona [Walker leads conservative field, Bush struggles]

    05/07/2015 11:48:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    ".....We also tested Walker against all of the other potential Democratic candidates, and he leads them by wide margins. He's up 15 on both Lincoln Chafee (41/26) and Bernie Sanders (43/28), and 18 on both Martin O'Malley (43/25) and Jim Webb (44/26). Those large deficits are largely a function of the candidates' name recognition- because it's so low, only 53-58% of Democrats even commit to voting for those folks against Walker in a general election. But at any rate Clinton is by far and away the strongest candidate for the general in the Democratic field. The Republican primary field in...
  • Swing state poll: Voters back Jeb Bush, Scott Walker over Hillary Clinton

    05/06/2015 2:23:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    As a true bellwether state, New Hampshire arguably deserves its status as the first in the nation primary state. In the last 36 years, only in 2004 have New Hampshire’s general election voters failed to back the ultimate presidential election winner. What’s more, the margin of victory enjoyed by the winner of the Granite State’s electoral votes often closely mirrors the national vote. New Hampshire’s voters truly have their finger on the political pulse. And that’s why the results of the latest Dartmouth University survey should be a source of concern for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Dartmouth pollsters took an...
  • Colorado: Model for the Rest of the Nation?: From Swing State to Solidly Blue

    09/05/2013 6:35:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/05/2013 | Derrick Wilburn
    At this very moment here in my home state of Colorado we are in the throes of a bitterly fought recall election campaign against two of our elected state representatives, senators John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo). Those who have sought the state's constitutional remedy for out-of-touch and/or control legislators cite as their motivation these two senators' votes in the 2013 legislative session. The people spearheading the surprisingly bipartisan recall effort claim these senators stopped paying attention to the people they represent and voted in spite of rather than in accordance with the will of their constituents. At...
  • Wilder raises doubts about Obama in battleground Virginia

    11/02/2012 3:14:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 1, 2012 | Steve Contorno
    Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder, America's first elected black governor, has his own reservations about America's first black president, Barack Obama. Wilder, an emphatic Obama supporter in 2008, said his fellow Democrat should have focused more on creating jobs during his first term and faulted the president for failing to keep his campaign promise to bridge the partisan gap in Washington. "I think he's governed left of center and didn't focus on jobs and economic recovery," Wilder told The Washington Examiner. But will Wilder still vote for Obama on Tuesday in a battleground state Obama is desperate to win again?...
  • Romney tries to put PA in play

    11/01/2012 9:06:41 PM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/1/12 | Jim Acosta
    Norfolk, Virginia (CNN) –In a late campaign push to change the battleground map, Mitt Romney will travel to Pennsylvania on Sunday in the hopes of capturing the traditionally Democratic-leaning state. A Romney campaign official confirmed to CNN the GOP nominee will stop in the Philadelphia area Sunday afternoon.
  • Romney team sees Ohio numbers moving their way

    10/30/2012 11:57:21 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 31, 2012 | Byron York
    There’s been a never-ending stream of polls in this presidential race, but a new survey from Gallup could mark a key moment in the campaign. Mitt Romney, Gallup reported Monday, is leading Barack Obama among Americans who have already voted. Fifteen percent of those surveyed have voted, Gallup said, and among them, Romney leads the president by 52 percent to 46 percent. The news was particularly bad for the president because at this time in 2008, Obama led John McCain by an even bigger margin. And it was made even worse because early-voting totals are lagging among some of the...
  • Wisconsin Saves America?

    10/30/2012 11:28:42 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 5, 2012 issue | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Speaking at a Tea Party rally on a sunny Saturday in June in southeastern Wisconsin, Paul Ryan confidently predicted Governor Scott Walker would win the recall election he was facing that coming Tuesday, June 5. “On Tuesday, we save Wisconsin,” Ryan said to applause from the crowd of 4,000. “And on November 6, Wisconsin saves America.” Ryan’s prediction of a Walker victory wasn’t very bold. The governor’s budget reforms had been the subject of intense debate for over a year, and every public poll taken during the final month before the election showed Walker clocking in at or above 50...
  • Romney set to visit University of Miami this week [as Obama's support fading]

    10/29/2012 12:16:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 28, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is heading to the University of Miami on Wednesday, according to his campaign. The Romney visit will come just three days after a Miami Herald poll showed President Barack Obama’s numbers aren’t where they need to be in Miami-Dade, Florida’s most-populous county, if he wants to carry the Sunshine State. To win Florida, Obama needs a big lead in Miami-Dade, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by 15 percentage points, 44-29 percent. Obama won Miami-Dade by a 16-point margin in 2008. A Sunday Miami Herald poll, however, shows Obama is winning Miami-Dade by only 9 percentage points....
  • 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...
  • Bounce continues in new swing-state polling

    10/11/2012 6:53:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Plenty of new swing-state polling this morning, and almost all of it looks bad for Barack Obama. Business Insider looks at NBC/Marist and CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac polling and concludes, “President Barack Obama has lost his advantage across the electoral map.” Let’s start with the NBC take on their swing-state polling: Romney saw his largest gain in Virginia, where he now edges the president 48 percent to 47 percent, a 3-point reversal from last week’s poll, released the day of the first presidential debate. The spread is within the poll’s margin of error. In Florida, before the debate, it was a 1-point race...
  • Poll: Romney surges in Pennsylvania

    10/09/2012 10:35:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    Mitt Romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate may have put Pennsylvania back in play, and closed the gap with President Obama in other battleground states. A Siena Research Institute Poll on Tuesday showed the Republican nominee trailing Mr. Obama by only three percentage points, 43 percent to 40 percent, in the Keystone State. Other polls prior to the debate had shown Mr. Obama with as much as a 12-point lead. "Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes suddenly appear to be up for grabs," said poll director Don Levy. "Romney not only has Republican support but now leads in vote-rich areas...
  • Preparations underway for Romney's Port St. Lucie visit [2:45 p.m. start time Sunday]

    10/07/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    FOX 29, WFLX ^ | October 7, 2012
    [TODAY] PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - Fresh off of a busy week of campaigning, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney prepares to make a stop along the Treasure Coast for a rally in Port St. Lucie on Sunday. The "Victory Rally with Mitt Romney, Port St. Lucie" event is put campaign crews into overdrive on Saturday as workers fought against the clock to prepare Tradition Square for crowds. "I'm wondering if there's going to be enough room?" said Cindy Mulleady, a Tradition resident. "I think we're going to have a much bigger turnout." The Romney campaign on Saturday said with...
  • 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.)
  • 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 cedes Ohio TV airwaves to Obama (at least for now)

    09/06/2012 12:24:41 PM PDT · by HenryArmitage · 67 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 6, 2012 | Michael Finnegan
    CLEVELAND — If you switched on a television in northern Ohio this week, chances are you saw an ad for President Obama’s reelection campaign. Or two. Or three. Over and over again. Mitt Romney? Nothing. Obama’s Republican challenger has spent much of the summer racing around the country gathering campaign donations to pay for advertising. And the legal restraints that kept him from spending money raised for the general election were lifted a week ago, when the party officially nominated him for president. Yet for reasons that his advisors declined to discuss, Romney has ceded the advertising airwaves to Obama...
  • Swing-State Voters' Enthusiasm Matches Voters' Nationally (Romney votes much more enthusiastic)

    07/10/2012 7:22:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | 07/10/2012 | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Voters in this year's key election battleground states are similar to registered voters nationally in the enthusiasm they express about voting in the 2012 presidential election. Just under half of swing-state voters, 46%, as well as 43% of national voters, report feeling extremely or very enthusiastic about voting. The new results are from the USA Today/Gallup Swing States poll, conducted June 22-29 as part of Gallup Daily tracking with 1,200 registered voters in 12 states where the presidential race is expected to be closely contested: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio,...
  • Another poll shows swing-state Michigan to be a toss-up

    06/21/2012 4:26:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama and Mitt Romney are statistically tied in Michigan, according to a poll from Mitchell Research released on Thursday. Obama leads Romney 47 percent to 46 in the poll, which has a 3.5 percent margin of error. It’s the fourth poll in June to show the candidates neck and neck in the Wolverine State, which has swung reliably Democratic in recent elections and where Obama was up by double digits as recently as mid-May. “Obama will have to campaign very heavily in Michigan, something he did not want to do,” said Mitchell Research Chairman Steve Mitchell in a statement....