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President Obama Whiffs at the Debate

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Yes, I know that the airwaves are full of videos of "smackdown" moments by the president. But the president had a softball lobbed across the plate on one question, and he missed blasting it far over the wall for an easy, Ruthian grand slam home run.

Mark Blumenthal

Could Obama's Debate Performance Shift The Polls? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of Tuesday night's second presidential debate, observers are speculating over whether the stronger-perceived performanc...

Romney Loses Debate, But Will It Matter?

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Leighton Vaughan Williams

When even a CNN poll, composed of a sample of debate watchers the pollsters freely admit to be 8 percent more Republican than the country as a whole, hands the debate to President Obama by 7 percentage points, you know that Governor Romney has taken something of a beating.

Mark Blumenthal

The Real Story Behind Obama's Poll Numbers | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the last two weeks, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney closed the gap on President Barack Obama in pre-election polls, but...

Mitt Romney's Masquerade Party and the Debate

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

It is quite clear by now Mitt Romney is an amorphous political entity. He is a political chameleon who adapts his colors depending on his surroundings.

Mark Blumenthal

Obama's Battleground Edge Persists | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new national poll showing President Barack Obama with a slight edge over Republican nominee Mitt Romney may give Democrats some cheer ...

Mark Blumenthal

Romney Gains In Polls Nationwide, But Obama Holds A Key Edge | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than four weeks remaining in the race for president, a batch of new polls confirms that Republican nominee Mitt Romney has gai...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Pollster Says No Chance For Obama To Win Battleground States | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

With a little less than a month until the election, one pollster says the race in three battleground states is over for President Barack Obama. “...

Mark Blumenthal

Gallup Tweaks Its Polling Methods | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a busy week in which Gallup began reporting polling results among voters deemed most likely to vote, Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank New...

Mark Blumenthal

Romney Surges, But Could Ohio Save Obama? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- National polls released on Tuesday reinforced the conclusion that Republican nominee Mitt Romney has received a significant "bounce" sin...

Jason Linkins

Pew Poll Prompts Mad Panic From Obama Supporters | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

Now that we've entered the home stretch of this presidential campaign, we're starting to see what happens to high-information political partisans afte...

Mark Blumenthal

Polling Switch A 'Wipe Out' Of Obama's Lead | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

UPDATE -- 1:30 p.m. : On Tuesday, Gallup released its first polling results on the presidential race among respondents they consider most likely to vo...

Mark Blumenthal

Manic Monday Polls Mix Messages On Presidential Race | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Call it Manic Monday. In one day, Gallup published results of a new national poll of registered voters showing both an even presidential...

Mark Blumenthal

Mixed Messages For Obama In Monday Polls | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early Monday morning, Gallup released the latest results of its national daily tracking poll, showing President Barack Obama and Republi...

Mark Blumenthal

New Presidential Polls Show Dramatic Shift | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The surprisingly strong debate performance by Republican nominee Mitt Romney against President Barack Obama last week has resulted in a ...

Mark Blumenthal

Polls Begin To Show Romney Debate Bump | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Political junkies have been watching for any signs that the perceptions of a lackluster performance by President Barack Obama in Wednesd...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Debates Hold Slim Chance Of 'Game Change' | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wednesday night's debate holds the potential to nudge the polling numbers in a race that has given President Barack Obama a narrow lead...

Mark Blumenthal

New Polls Show Race Narrowing In Two Key Battleground States | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney prepare to face off in their first televised debate Wednesday night, a new ...

Obama Leads On Romney's Key Issue

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

* Republican trails Obama on broad range of questions in polls * For Obama, double-digit leads on taxes, Social Security ...

Mark Blumenthal

Polls Reveal The Reason Why Obama Leads | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters remain overwhelmingly pessimistic about a still sluggish economy, yet appear poised to reelect President Barack Obama because of ...

Mark Blumenthal

With Debates Looming, Obama Maintains Narrow Lead | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With attention turning to the first of three upcoming national debates, new polls show President Barack Obama continuing to hold a narro...

Obama Strong But Wilting With Arab-Americans

Steve Clemons | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

President Obama maintains a commanding lead over Governor Mitt Romney in the election but that Obama's edge has dropped by 15 percent since the 2008 election.

'Unskewed Polls' Critics Miss Key Lesson Of 2004

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

WASHINGTON -- Eight years ago this week, I launched a new blog on political polling with a post on party identification. At the time, many Democrats w...

The Republican War on Reality, Revisited

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

With growing horror, the right-wing is watching the detested president take what appears to be a solid lead in virtually all major polls (including those of FOX). Its increasingly agitated response to that development? Insist that the polls are hopelessly biased.

Mark Blumenthal

Polls Show Post-Convention Rise In Obama Approval Rating | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest release of the Gallup Daily tracking poll Wednesday showed President Barack Obama leading Republican nominee Mitt Romney by s...