Does Obama Have a Significantly Better Campaign than Romney?

By: Monday October 1, 2012 10:49 am

While the candidates are relatively evenly matched nationally, in the states where the two campaign infrastructure are directly competing against each other the Romney team is losing significantly.

Obama Lead Widens, Michigan Loses Swing State Status

By: Thursday September 13, 2012 10:38 am

Earlier in the year the Republicans thought they had a decent chance of winning Michigan, in part because it was one of Romney’s home states. While a few political watchers may still consider it a swing state the odds of Romney actually winning it grow more and more remote. An EPIC-MRA poll out today shows [...]

The 56.6 Million Who Will Decide the Election for the Other 255 Million

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 11:57 am

Sadly “sane” and “fair” are two words that should never be used to describe America’s system for electing presidents. Since we still use the arcane electoral college system, this year states with just 18 percent of the population will be deciding who our next leader is for the other 72 percent.

Unemployment Rates in the Swing States and the November Election

By: Friday August 17, 2012 1:16 pm

With the economy ranking as the one issue for voters I thought it would be interesting to look at the unemployment rate in the swing states, according to the newly released official state numbers for July from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Below are the twelves states most commonly categorized as swing states with their [...]

Obama’s Swing State Lead Drops to Near Tie

By: Monday May 7, 2012 10:15 am

Now that Mitt Romney has basically secured his party’s nomination, the race for the presidency has gotten a lot tighter. Last month President Obama had a nine point lead in the 12 swing states (Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin) according to Gallup, but this [...]

The Economy in the Swing States of America

By: Wednesday September 28, 2011 2:43 pm

Under our nation’s idiotic electoral college system, presidential elections are decided on a state by state basis. In a relatively close election it is possible for a candidate to lose the national popular vote but still win the necessary 270 electoral college votes by performing well in and winning just enough swing states. When thinking [...]

A President for All the United States, Not Just the Swing States

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 3:34 pm

This Wall Street Journal article about how the Obama administration decided to shelve an ozone regulation provides a great example for why we need to eliminate the absurd electoral college and switch to a national popular vote system for president. From WSJ: When the American Lung Association mentioned a poll showing public support for EPA [...]

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