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Election Eve: Obama and Romney Make Their Final Case

via John Whitesides, Reuters President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney make a frenetic dash to a series of crucial swing states on Monday, delivering their final arguments to voters on the last day of an extraordinarily close race for the White House. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, national polls show Obama … Continue reading

Instant Polls Show Obama Won Final Debate

via David Jackson, USA Today President Obama won Monday’s foreign policy debate in a pair of instant polls, in one of them decisively. In a survey by CBS News, 53% awarded the debate to Obama, to 23% for Republican Mitt Romney and 24% undecided. An instant CNN poll found a closer contest as 48% favored … Continue reading

Human Rights Campaign Report: Catholic Church Gives More Than $1 Million To Fight Marriage Equality

via Lila Shapiro, The Huffington Post Continuing its efforts to fight same-sex marriage in four ballot measures around the United States, the Catholic Church is now the top donor to the cause among religious institutions, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign. This fall in Washington, Maryland and Maine, voters will decide … Continue reading

Poll Finds Mitt Romney Favorability Lower Than George W. Bush

via Sabrina Siddiqui, The Huffington Post If Mitt Romney was hoping to distance himself from former President George W. Bush, a new poll has some news that might trouble the Republican presidential nominee: Bush posted higher favorability ratings than Romney. The national survey, conducted by Bloomberg News and released Wednesday, found that Bush received a … Continue reading

Poll Shows Republican Convention Has ‘Minimal Impact’ For Romney

via Mike Blumenthal, The Huffington Post Polling tracking the impact of the Republican convention has been sparse, but on Monday the Gallup Poll weighed in with a new survey showing the convention had only a “minimal impact” on the fortunes of Republican nominee Mitt Romney. In interviews conducted over the three days since the close … Continue reading

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Happy With His Campaign

via Ken Walsh, Ken Walsh’s Washington Blog, U.S. News & World Report Gary Johnson is serene. Sitting down to a lunch of grilled shrimp and tomato salad at a Latin restaurant in historic Ybor City, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee says his less-government philosophy is gradually spreading across the country and that many pundits and … Continue reading

Why 90 Million Americans Won’t Vote This November

via Susan Page, USA Today They could turn a too-close-to-call race into a landslide for President Obama— but by definition they probably won’t. Call them the unlikely voters. A nationwide USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll of people who are eligible to vote but aren’t likely to do so finds that these stay-at-home Americans back Obama’s re-election … Continue reading

Poll: Americans Unenthusiastic About Paul Ryan As Romney’s VP Pick

via Jonathan Easley, The Hill’s Ballot Box A plurality of Americans are not enthusiastic about Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday. Forty-two percent said they viewed Ryan’s candidacy as a “fair” or “poor” move by the Romney campaign, compared to 39 … Continue reading

Poll: Maryland Leaning Towards Supporting Marriage Equality in November Vote

via Martin Austermuhle, DCist With same-sex marriage on Maryland’s November ballot, advocates on both sides of the debate are raising money, tightening up their talking points and looking for as many votes as possible. For now, though, it looks like the pro-marriage equality forces have the advantage. The Huffington Post reports that a new poll … Continue reading

Survey Shows Partisan Divide Over Marriage Equality Widening

via Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News Support for same-sex marriage rose among voters of all political stripes in recent years, but it surged so much among Democrats that the partisan divide on the issue is wider than ever, according to a national survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. Sixty-five percent of Democrats are now … Continue reading

Poll: Voters Say Obama, Romney Equal On Issues Of Character

via Sheldon Alberts, The Hill Mitt Romney holds thin advantages over President Obama on leadership, personal values and honesty, according to a new poll for The Hill. The poll, conducted for The Hill by Pulse Opinion Research, suggests voters see little difference between the candidates on character issues that Democrats have cited as key to … Continue reading

Poll: Majority Want Romney To Release More Tax Returns

via Justin Sink, The Hill’s Ballot Box A majority of Americans believe Mitt Romney should release more of his tax returns, evidence that the Obama campaign’s push for fuller disclosure from the Republican nominee could be gaining traction. Of those surveyed in the USA Today poll released Thursday, 54 percent of all voters and 53 … Continue reading

Britain Considers Leaving The European Union

via Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post Like so many others in this fiercely independent island nation, Steve Baker, a dashing English engineer, is fed up with the long hand of the European Union in British life. The E.U., he said, has meddled for years in British legal affairs and labor laws. But now the 27-nation … Continue reading

Poll: Americans Favor Obama Over Romney To Handle An Alien Invasion

via Alicia M. Cohn, The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room More Americans are confident in President Obama’s ability to handle an alien invasion than in Mitt Romney’s, according to a new poll released Wednesday. In a survey conducted for the National Geographic Channel, 65 percent said they’d pick Obama to deal with an invading alien force … Continue reading

Poll Shows Confidence In TV News At All-Time Low

via Dylan Byers, Politico Americans’ confidence in television news has hit an all-time low, according to a new survey by Gallup. Twenty-one percent of the 1,004 adults polled said they had “a great deal” or “a lot” of confidence in television news media, continuing a steady decline from the 46 percent who expressed confidence in television … Continue reading

New Hampshire Republican: Push To Revoke Gay Marriage Law Will Spark ‘Backlash Against Republicans’

via Lucia Graves, The Huffington Post As New Hampshire lawmakers gear up for a vote to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage law, state Rep. Seth Cohn (R) is warning the effort could hurt Republicans hoping to hold power after the 2012 elections. Should state lawmakers succeed in reversing the decision, New Hampshire would become the … Continue reading

Majority Would Vote Out Every Member Of Congress

via Domenico Montanaro, NBC In a country sharply divided on almost every issue, most Americans agree on one thing: they don’t like Congress, and they would vote to replace every single member — even their own — if they had the option. Fifty-six percent of registered voters say they would vote out every member of … Continue reading

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