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Poll: Romney Has Large Lead In Rural Swing Counties

As Mitt Romney and President Obama get ready for their second debate, a new bipartisan survey shows a surge for Romney in a key voter group following their first debate Oct. 3. The poll of 600 likely rural voters in nine battleground states shows Romney’s support stands at 59 percent, while Obama’s is down to 37 percent.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Veterans Ask Candidates To Solve Their Issues

Morning Edition examines how President Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney would address challenges facing America’s veterans. When it comes to the economy, unemployment for post-Sept. 11 veterans this month about 2 percentage points worse than the national average.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Pro-Oil Democrat In The Hunt For N.D. Senate Seat

Given North Dakota’s Republican leanings, it was assumed that GOP Rep. Rick Berg would be virtually certain to win the state’s open seat in the U.S. Senate. But the most recent poll shows a toss up between Berg and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Candidates’ Views On Poverty Get Little Attention

Neither President Obama nor Republican Mitt Romney has focused much attention on the poor. They’ve talked about creating jobs and opportunity, but mostly for the middle class. Advocates say Obama’s stimulus spending has helped, but Republicans argue that government aid helps keep people in poverty.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

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