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October 31, 2012
At the top of my list, I have to say that Gov. Christie throughout this process has been responsive. He’s been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm and I think the people of New Jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure the people of New Jersey bounce back even stronger than before. So, I just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership.
President Obama, returning the favor to Christie at a joint press conference today. Some have suggested that Christie is helping himself politically by embracing Obama, but that’s a dubious suggestion at best (just ask Charlie Crist). Regardless, it’s been heartening to watch this bromance emerge; here’s to hoping it sticks around after the storm is gone. source

(Source: usnews.nbcnews.com)

18:27 // 1 year ago

New polling data shows President Obama gaining ground in OH while slipping in FL and WV

  • Florida A new Quinnipiac University/NY Times/CBS News poll shows Mitt Romney has drastically cut into the the 53 - 44 lead enjoyed by President Obama in late September. Romney still trails among early voters though, sitting 6 points behind President Obama in a 50 - 44 race.
  • Ohio According to the same poll, President Obama leads Mitt Romney by 7 points, with current reports suggesting a 50 - 45 split, which he has maintained for more than a week now. Early voting in Ohio heavily leans towards the incumbent as well, with President Obama leading Mitt Romney 60 - 34. 
  • Virginia Mitt Romney has also managed to gain some ground in Virginia, where he trailed the President 51 - 46 as recently as October 11. The former governor of Massachusetts still trails President Obama 49 -47; however, the candidate is undoubtedly happy about shaving the five point spread. Early voters in Virginia also tend to back President Obama, where he currently holds a 57 - 38 lead. source
13:54 // 1 year ago
October 30, 2012
I’ve spent the morning reading various endorsements of Mitt Romney for president, and they all say the same thing: Mitch McConnell and John Boehner’s strategy worked.
Ezra Klein • In a new post on WonkBlog, commenting on a number of Romney endorsements that surprised him — most notably the Des Moines Register’s decision to endorse Mitt Romney, after endorsing the Democratic candidate in the previous five races. In his piece, Klein challenges the paper’s suggestion that President Obama was ineffective when dealing with Congress. He stops short of giving President Obama an endorsement, and recognizes the leadership abilities of Romney, but Klein is not unclear about his feelings on this particular line of logic. “There are good reasons to endorse Mitt Romney for president,” said Klein, adding, “But if you want the political system to work more smoothly, endorsing McConnell and Boehner’s strategy over the last four years is folly.”

— Scott @ ShortFormBlog (via election)

(via gov)

19:29 // 1 year ago
October 29, 2012

How has Hurricane Sandy affected the presidential campaign?

  • Obama President Obama skipped campaign events in Florida and Ohio because of Hurricane Sandy. He has also cancelled an event in Wisconsin on Tuesday. In a press conference about the storm, he said “I am not worried at this point about the impact on the election.”
  • Romney "Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harm’s way," said the Republican campaign in a statement provided to Politico. They will cancel events through Tuesday as well. source
20:49 // 1 year ago
October 24, 2012
Presented without comment because we’re confident that there will be more than a couple of strong opinions about this one. source

Presented without comment because we’re confident that there will be more than a couple of strong opinions about this one. source

16:20 // 1 year ago
October 22, 2012

2012 Election polls are now as divided as the country…

  • 46 - 46 The electorate is split down the middle according to the most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters. That’s up one point for Mitt Romney, who trailed President Obama as recently as Saturday.
  • 51 - 45 Mitt Romney leads President Obama by six points, according to Gallup’s most recent poll of likely voters. Considering tonight’s debate is the last one before Election Day, which itself is just over two weeks away, that seems like a pretty big difference in the numbers. Which one seems most accurate to you?
20:04 // 1 year ago
Callin’ it early: Phoenix’s CBS News affiliate KPHO accidentally called the 2012 Presidential Election in-favor of President Barack Obama for approximately seventeen seconds during a broadcast of ‘The People’s Court’ last Friday. Coincidentally, they gave the President the exact same lead that Mitt Romney is currently enjoying in the polls. What you may not have noticed, at first, is that they only alocated 83 percent of the vote between the two candidates. Does handing 17 percent of the electorate to third party candidates seem a bit ambitious to anybody else? source

Callin’ it early: Phoenix’s CBS News affiliate KPHO accidentally called the 2012 Presidential Election in-favor of President Barack Obama for approximately seventeen seconds during a broadcast of ‘The People’s Court’ last Friday. Coincidentally, they gave the President the exact same lead that Mitt Romney is currently enjoying in the polls. What you may not have noticed, at first, is that they only alocated 83 percent of the vote between the two candidates. Does handing 17 percent of the electorate to third party candidates seem a bit ambitious to anybody else? source

15:22 // 1 year ago
October 19, 2012
Everyone please take your seats, otherwise Clint Eastwood will yell at them.
President Obama at the Al Smith Dinner Thursday night. (via @politicoroger)

So yeah, Eastwood’s attack — totally not bugging Obama at all. 

(Source: kileyrae, via think4yourself)

8:50 // 1 year ago
October 16, 2012

Gallup poll shows Mitt Romney still ahead of President Obama

  • 50% of likely voters would vote for Mitt Romney if the election were held today according to a new Gallup poll. The Republican presidential candidate has held a consistent 2-point lead in the days following the first 2012 Presidential Debate.
  • 46% of likely voters would vote to re-elect President Barack Obama if the election were held today, a one point drop with the same group of voters since they were last asked seven days ago. Do you think President Obama will be able to reverse the momentum built by the Romney/Ryan ticket during the first two debates? source
19:25 // 1 year ago
October 10, 2012
I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite, because, you know, it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying, ‘And what you’re saying isn’t true.’ It gets repetitive. But, you know, the good news is, is that’s just the first one
President Obama • During an interview with Tom Joyner on Tuesday, discussing his widely-panned performance in the first 2012 Presidential Debate last week. The President compared the campaign to a best of seven playoff series, saying that he went into the debate 2-0, and assured Joyner that he didn’t think one loss was as bad some people believe. “We’ve got four weeks left in the election,” said the President, adding, “And we’re going to take it to him.” source
15:49 // 1 year ago