Obama Viewed as Having Won the Final Debate

By: Tuesday October 23, 2012 10:12 am

Obama currently holds a small lead in the swing state polls so any performance that was merely strong enough to prevent further slippage in the polls is a political victory for the Obama team. This debate was probably Romney’s last real chance to make big gains against Obama and he didn’t seem to capitalize on it.

A Better Debate Performance for Obama

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 10:04 am

President Obama performed better in the second debate than the first, although given the low bar he set with his first performance that wasn’t hard. The instant polling shows that Obama is seen as having won the second debate but only by a small margin.

Early Impressions Are VP Debate Was Mostly a Draw

By: Friday October 12, 2012 10:21 am

The first impressions among voters is that last night’s Vice Presidential debate was mostly a draw. The CNN poll of voters found most Americans split on who performed better in the debate. From CNN: Forty-eight percent of voters who watched the vice presidential debate think that Rep. Paul Ryan won the showdown, according to a [...]

Mitt Romney Seen as Having Won the Debate

By: Thursday October 4, 2012 11:39 am

Early impressions from last night’s debate indicate Mitt Romney won it. Most pundits agree that Romney had the strong performance and the instant polling and focus groups all seem to share the opinion. From CNN: According to a CNN/ORC International survey conducted right after the debate, 67% of debate watchers questioned said that the Republican [...]

Paul Ryan to the Right of 75% of Voters on Abortion

By: Wednesday August 29, 2012 2:14 pm

The Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan is well to the right of most Americans on the issue of abortion. Ryan believes that abortion should be illegal in all cases except if it endangers the life of the mother. Ryan believes life begins at conception, and as a result a women should be forced to [...]

Romney Required Multiple Years of Tax Returns to Pick a VP

By: Monday August 13, 2012 11:42 am

Apparently the Romney campaign thinks they can’t responsibly select the right person who might become the next Vice President of the United States without first getting a lot of information about them, including multiple years of their tax returns. According to Rep. Paul Ryan in a interview with CBS News, the Romney campaign made him [...]

Three Polls Confirm the Presidential Race Is Extremely Close

By: Thursday July 19, 2012 10:16 am

Three national polls out today all confirm that the Presidential race still remains extremely close. The Fox News poll is the best for Obama, showing him with a four point lead. In the NPR poll, Obama leads Romney by just two points; but the CBS News/New York Time poll finds Romney actually ahead by a [...]

The Many Layers to Romney’s Confusing Message on the Individual Mandate Tax

By: Thursday July 5, 2012 10:58 am

When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act one political silver lining for Republicans is that the Court effectively declared the individual mandate a tax. The problem for Republicans, though, is that Mitt Romney championed a near identical mandate in Massachusetts. As a result, Republican efforts exploit this tax issue have been extremely awkward. [...]

Romney Holds Small National Lead in NYT/CBS Poll

By: Tuesday May 15, 2012 10:15 am

Mitt Romney now holds a three point national lead over President Obama according to the newest NYT/CBS News poll. The poll found that 46 percent of registered voters say they would choose Romney while just 43 percent say they would back Obama. This represents a small drop in support for Obama compared to last month [...]

Romney Has a Slight Edge on the Economy

By: Thursday April 19, 2012 11:54 am

The biggest Achilles heel for President Obama is the still extremely poor shape of the economy. According to a new CBS News/NYT poll, the economy/jobs still remains by far the most important issue for voters. In the poll, 48% ranked it the number one problem facing the country, by comparison no other issue is above [...]

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