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Mitt Romney a huge six-point lead over President Obama, according to Gallup's latest national tracking poll out Friday, a trend that first began after the first presidential debate. But there's a twist: According to Marist poll also out today, Obama's still leading in Ohio and Wisconsin—two key swing states that could provide the presidential with the firewall he needs to win the Electoral College.
Wonder how long it took Obama to come up with this one. The president made a funny Friday at a Virginia campaign event. He's concerned that his Republican opponent's inability to remember things like facts correctly might be the symptoms of a serious condition.
Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh went head to head with Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth over Medicare and abortion during a local half-hour news program Thursday night. In addition to promising to end Medicare "as we know it" if it remains unchanged, Walsh revealed just how anti-abortion he really is, claiming that exemptions to abortion laws in cases where a mother's life in danger are obsolete.
Beyond the presidential debates, one final factor matters more than all the rest in a close race: ground game. It’s the ability to get your voters to the polls—a way of moving soft support into actual votes. Field operatives have been undervalued in recent years, as the focus of campaigns has shifted to big-money ad-bombs, compounded by the super-PAC economy.
As of mid-October, the Obama campaign has 755 offices nationwide for its get-out-the-vote effort—nearly three times as many as the Romney campaign. PLUS: John Avlon and Michael Keller break down what the office edge could mean on election day.
It was, for President Obama, a night of pre-arranged comedy, though whether he was laughing all the way to a second term is another question entirely.Prime-time cable television viewers saw him kill on C-SPAN Thursday night (a live standup routine, in white tie and tails, opposite rival comic Mitt Romney during the Al Smith Memorial Dinner at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria) and then, shortly after 11 p.
When Mitt Romney said he ordered up “binders full of women” to diversify his cabinet, he was making a last-minute effort to reverse a political fact of life: if he continues to perform as badly with female voters as polls show he has been, he will lose the election.
It was no debate. At a traditional campaign stop charity dinner in New York Thursday night, Mitt Romney and the president exchanged humorous jabs. “It’s nice to finally relax and wear what Ann and I wear around the house,” a tuxedo-clad Romney joked to the crowd at the Alfred E.
Mitt Romney extended his lead in Gallup’s Daily Tracking poll on Thursday. The former Massachusetts governor is up by 7 points, leading the president 52 percent to 45 percent among likely voters. Four days ago, Romney had just a 2-point lead.
Reporters and voters alike can parse the details (or lack thereof) in Mitt Romney’s plans for coal, manufacturing, or housing. But there’s one industry he has already, albeit inadvertently, thrust into the national spotlight: the makers of binders and Trapper Keepers.
These presidential campaigns have been fun and all, but if Romney loses in November, he’s done, says his wife. Ann told the hosts of The View Thursday morning that entering this year’s campaign after losing the 2008 GOP primary was “a very hard thing” on the Romney family, and while she believes Mitt can save the U.
Sidwell Friends, the Washington, D.C.– area private school that Malia and Sasha Obama attend, was evacuated Thursday morning due to a phoned-in threat. It is still unclear whether the threat had any connection to the First Daughters.
A note to Americans from Tagg Romney: you can’t punch the president because the Secret Service will get you. Mitt’s eldest son said on a radio interview in North Carolina on Wednesday that he didn’t like the way President Obama called his dad a “liar” at the town-hall debate.
Don’t stop Mitt now, he’s having such a good time. The Romney camp has no plans to reel back in Mitt for the third debate after an aggressive performance at Tuesday’s town hall. Despite challenging President Obama repeatedly (and not so successfully on Libya), and a testy rapport with moderator Candy Crowley, Romney’s clan says he won the debate for his sound economic talking points.
This week’s Gallup/USA Today poll looks like very bad news both for President Obama and the religious right.Its most widely reported findings showed Mitt Romney erasing Obama’s once-formidable lead with female voters in swing states, one crucial to the president’s reelection hopes.
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