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Now, It’s All About Election Day Turnout

Now, It’s All About Election Day TurnoutWith Election Day just two days away, the presidential campaigns of Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney are spending the final hours criss-crossing the swing states trying to get their supporters to the polls.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Two Days Out: It’s All About Election Day Turnout

Two Days Out: It’s All About Election Day TurnoutWith Election Day just two days away, the presidential campaigns of Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney are spending the final hours criss-crossing the swing states trying to get their supporters to the polls.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Rape Comment Hangs Over Senate Race In Indiana

Rape Comment Hangs Over Senate Race In IndianaSince Republican Richard Mourdock made a controversial comment about rape, his opponent has been trying to pick up the voters Mourdock may have lost. But not everyone has turned away from him. Meanwhile, outside money has been pouring in.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Time’s Running Out For Missouri’s Todd Akin

Time’s Running Out For Missouri’s Todd AkinIn the closing days of the campaign, some serious money is coming in behind the controversial GOP Senate nominee, and one recent poll showed his race against Claire McCaskill is a dead heat. But most observers think he's already done his campaign too much damage.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In Iowa, The Physics Of Politics

In Iowa, The Physics Of PoliticsBoth campaigns want to claim momentum heading into the final days of the campaign. This is especially true in battleground states like Iowa, where enthusiasm and voter turnout can make all the difference. Momentum is a common political metaphor, but what does it really tell us?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Nonvoters: The Other Abstinence Movement

Nonvoters: The Other Abstinence MovementIn an election where we're told every vote counts, a large swath of eligible Americans are not planning to vote early or late or at any time. For myriad reasons — cynicism, apathy, moral objections — some people are choosing to abstain. Here's what they told us.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Campaigns Strive To Project Confidence, But Not Hubris, In Final Days

Campaigns Strive To Project Confidence, But Not Hubris, In Final DaysWhether a candidate is behind or ahead in the opinion polls, political campaigns have a vested interest in portraying every race as close — even if it's looking like a blowout.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

‘For Whom Will You Vote?’ May Be Wrong Question

‘For Whom Will You Vote?’ May Be Wrong QuestionIt's the question most pollsters ask. But one political economist says there's a better one to ask if you want to predict a candidate's fate.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama’s Weekly Address Receives Belated Romney Response

Mitt Romney delivered the official GOP response to President Obama's weekly address on Saturday. Media observers were surprised, however, that the challenger's address was released hours after the president's message.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And Pricey

Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And PriceyCalifornia's 7th Congressional District is the site of one of the most expensive races in the country. After California's independent redistricting committee redrew the district's boundaries, the seat has become competitive, and Democrats have put it on their list of seats they think they can take.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us