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Restore Our Future, Pro-Romney Super PAC, Launches $17.7 Million Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, released two new TV spots as part of a $17.7 million ad camp...

Can Music Predict The Election?

Sylvie Leotin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Sylvie Leotin

A social music company called Smule ran an insightful experiment. They put the 900 million songs in their database through rigorous analysis, correlating the musical tastes of users with "red" and "blue" states. The results were illuminating.

Why the Auto Bailout Could Win Obama the Election

Abby Huntsman | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

Perhaps nothing highlights the differences in voters' perceptions of each of the candidates better than their positions on the auto bailout.

Jon Ward

Tagg Romney's 'Fairy Tale' | Jon Ward | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

MARIETTA, Ohio -– There is one thing that Tagg Romney agrees with MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell on: he has an unfortunate name. "People ask me al...

Jon Ward

Bill Clinton: 'We're Not Well Yet' | Jon Ward | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio -– As the doors to the Indian Creek High School gymnasium opened and people began streaming in to wait for former President Bill ...

Youngest Romney Son Stumps For His Dad In Colorado

The Greeley Tribune | Sherrie Peif | Posted 12.18.2012 | Denver

Craig Romney is glad his mother has a short memory. That's partly because he might not be here today if she didn't, but mostly because he said he's a...

What Do (Suburban) Women Want?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.18.2012 | Media
Marty Kaplan

No one's being forced to watch CNN's campaign swing-o-meter. But it can't be long before real-time tabulation of the sentiments of various audience segments becomes an expected and common element of all infotainment.

How 21% of Americans Will Hold the Election Hostage to Partisan Tools and Fools

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Stephen Robert Morse

We are the 79%. We are useless. We are slaves to the 21%, who live in "swing states" and whose votes matter most. Abolish the horribly antiquated Electoral College, and then the 79% will be free.

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.

Josh Mandel and Sherrod Brown Don't Get It

Daniel Moulthrop | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Daniel Moulthrop

These guys have two more chances to debate. We'll see if they take the opportunity to do that, rather than repeat what we witnessed this first time.

It's the (Electoral College) Math, Stupid

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

If the Obama campaign can deliver the ground game and turn in victories in at least one of the three major states -- or wins in the smaller swing states -- then the numbers will add up to a victory.

Is Romney Really Leading by 4 Points in the Swing States?

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

As if nervous Democrats didn't have enough to worry about, on the morning of the second presidential debate, USA Today and the Gallup Poll released a new poll of 12 swing states that shows Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama by 4 points among likely voters.

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.

Swing State Cell Phone Users Pose a Problem For Pollsters

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Half or more of the adults in some key swing states rely mostly on cell phones, according to a study released Friday -- the latest evidence of a growi...

How Well Do You Know Your Swing States?

Bill Lucey | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Bill Lucey

Of particular importance will be the attention paid to 11 key swing states (Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, North Carolina, and Iowa) to see which candidate will be able to seize the majority this election.

Poll Shows Crucial Advantage For Romney

Bloomberg | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Married mothers in two competitive presidential states rate Republican nominee Mitt Romney better at dealing with the nation’s economic challenges t...

Mitt Romney Releases New Ads In Ohio, Nevada, Targeting Obama's Economic Record

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign released three new ads on Friday targeting President Barack Obama's economic record, two of the spots tailored to swing states ...

2012 Presidential Debate: Swing State Headlines Focus On Obama, Romney Economic Contest

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Last night, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off in the first presidential debate of 2012 in Denver, Colo. But while the mainstream media ...

Survey: Most Undecided Voters Just Want Candidate They Can Trust

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.03.2012 | Denver

A survey detailing the demographics of regestered Western undecided voters released today revealed that the majority are educated, white women who ide...

Why Obama Is Leading In Swing States

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

Across most of the presidential battleground states, particularly in the Midwest, President Obama’s lead rests on a surprisingly strong performance ...

Janell Ross

Romney Still May Have A Shot With Latinos | Janell Ross | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices

As the presidential campaign enters the final stretch, the claim that national polls aren’t fair and don’t matter is taking a turn as the latest M...

Do Swing-State Economic Conditions Favor Obama or Romney?

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.01.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

Are your finances better off now than they were four years ago? If you live in a hotly contested "battleground" state, your answer may have special significance to the presidential race.

This Election Is Already Over - Obama Has Won

Cenk Uygur | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Here's my new favorite fact: whoever is leading two weeks after the last convention has never relinquished the lead in the last 15 presidential elections. It's way past two weeks since the last convention and President Obama doesn't have a small lead, he has a huge lead.

Mitt Romney Pledges To Control Epidemic 'Wreaking Havoc' On Northern Virigina

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's message to Virginia voters has been mostly centered around the slow economic recovery and proposed cuts to defense spending. This week, ...

The State That May No Longer Be A Battleground

Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

In a shift unforeseen by many political spectators, Pennsylvania's status as a swing state may be over. Based on past elections and early projecti...