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Progressives: In Swing States, Vote for Obama

Daniel Ellsberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Daniel Ellsberg

I don't 'support Obama.' I oppose the current Republican Party. The only way for progressives and Democrats to block Romney from office, at this date, is to persuade enough people in swing states to vote for Obama: not stay home, or vote for someone else.

10 Reasons Why the Electoral College Is a Problem

Eric Black | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Eric Black

The Electoral College system further distorts the presidential campaign by causing the candidates to grant extra weight to the parochial needs of the swing states.

Campaign Volunteers: You're an Inspiration

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

You are at the epicenter of the political universe. What you're doing isn't just for your state -- it's for an entire nation and, frankly, the future of the world we all live in. The importance of your work cannot be overstated. No pressure.

All About the Swing: 2008, the First Debate and Now

Simon Jackman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

On the eve of the second presidential debate, it is helpful to take stock of what current polling is indicating about the campaign.

Obama Opens Up Big Lead In Key Swing States

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by substantial margins in three key swing states, according to a Qunnipiac University/CBS/New York Times...

Mitt Romney: Campaign 'Doesn't Need A Turnaround'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

Following several weeks of widespread criticism and calls by some conservatives for an intervention, Mitt Romney defended his campaign and insisted he...

New Game: Sway the Swing Voter

Phil Campbell | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Phil Campbell

To become a member of this group, all you have to do is not know whether you're voting for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. But how is that possible?

Mark Blumenthal

Romney Sees Gain In Key State | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaigns for both President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney could find something to like in a new batch...

Mark Blumenthal

Polls Show Near Ties Persist In Crucial Swing States | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

With the party nominating conventions just a few weeks away, the race for president remains in about the same place it has been all summer, according ...

Obama Jumps Ahead Of Romney In Battleground States, Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- NBC and the Wall Street Journal are out with their monthly poll, a gold standard of sorts for measurements of the electorate's temperatu...

Sam Stein

Obama's Campaign Arm Launches Listening Tour In Key Swing States | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's campaign arm, Organize for America, has begun hosting a series of events in key primary and general election states that could have ...

McCain's Wayward Home State: Spate of New Polls Say Arizona's a Toss Up

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

PHOENIX -- Although John McCain was ahead in his home state by 14 points at the end of September, a spate of new polls reveals a substantial shift, pu...

Obama Dominates Among Early Voters In Five Swing States

FiveThirtyEight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SurveyUSA has a lot of good habits as a pollster, and one of them is breaking out the results of early and absentee voting in states where such things...

Obama Attracts Masses of Confident Supporters in Philadelphia

James Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Sanders

The city of Brotherly Love came together to hear Illinois senator Barack Obama speak live and in living color at Progress Plaza, in Philadelphia this ...

Suddenly Obama's Auto-Policies Matter: Michigan Is The New Florida

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Any sort of cash incentive to get manufacturers to build more efficient vehicles -- and to get people to buy more of them -- is an admirable thing. But let's not forget that if people just make smarter choices, this nation's energy usage will go down dramatically.

Why the Democrats Need to Dumb It Down

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

She makes them laugh and lets them think that they'll all head over to Culver's later for frozen custard and ButterBurgers.

Obama: Bad Economy Could Help Me Win Florida

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's two-day campaign swing through economically hard-hit areas of Central Florida and John McCain's country concert extravaganza in the Pan...

New Polls: An Unexpected Uptick for McCain

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Yesterday's data delivers positives for McCain and reminds that, however much red states like North Carolina and Alaska may be shifting, Obama has a lot of ground to cover before November.

Obama Plans Tour Of Purple States For Next Week

Election Central | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a sign that Obama is shifting more aggressively into general election mode, the Illinois Senator will undertake a tour of three purple states -- Ne...

Obama Strategy To Beat Clinton: Ignore Her

LA Times | Peter Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama hasn't managed after months of political combat to force Hillary Rodham Clinton out of the presidential race, so he's about to try anothe...