Poll: Romney 47%-Obama 43% in N.C.
September 3rd, 2012
09:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Romney 47%-Obama 43% in N.C.

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) – As the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Charlotte, a new poll indicates Mitt Romney has a slight advantage in this battleground state.

According to an Elon University/Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News & Observer survey released Monday, the Republican presidential nominee holds a 47%-43% advantage over President Barack Obama among likely voters in North Carolina. The GOP challenger's four point margin over Obama is within the poll's sampling error. The survey was conducted August 25-30, just before and during Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • North Carolina • Polls • President Obama
Poll: Did GOP convention change minds?
September 3rd, 2012
08:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Did GOP convention change minds?

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Americans are divided on whether last week's Republican Convention made them more likely to vote for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new national survey.

A Gallup poll released Monday morning indicates that four in ten adults say they are more likely to support Romney based on what they read or saw from last week's convention in Tampa, Florida, with 38% saying they are less likely to vote for the Republican challenger, and 22% saying they didn't know or the convention didn't make any difference to their vote.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls • Republican National Convention
September 3rd, 2012
07:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Dems attempt clean up on 'are you better off' question

(CNN) – A day after prominent Democrats struggled to answer whether or not Americans were better off in 2012 than they were four years ago, party leaders on Monday explained why the question didn't have an easy answer, and renewed their attempt to pin the blame for Americans' economic woes on the previous president.

Brad Woodhouse, communications director for the Democratic National Committee, said on CNN's "Early Start" that Americans were "absolutely" better off than four years ago, portraying the president as a pilot who brought a crashing airplane out of a downward trajectory.
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Filed under: Economy • Martin O'Malley
On the Trail: Monday, September 3
September 3rd, 2012
07:26 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: Monday, September 3

(CNN) - As the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan heads to the state to campaign. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden attends Labor Day rallies in Detroit, and President Barack Obama campaigns in Ohio. Mitt Romney spends the day at his home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • Paul Ryan • President Obama
Obama ad hits Romney on tax plan
September 3rd, 2012
07:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama ad hits Romney on tax plan

(CNN) – The latest ad from President Barack Obama's re-election team hits his rival Mitt Romney on his tax plan, which the spot characterizes as unfair to the middle class.

"Heavy Load," which the campaign said would air in Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida, uses analysis from the Tax Policy Center. The Romney campaign has quibbled with that study, which it says does not take into account the full scope of the plan offered by the Republican nominee.
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Filed under: Ads • Mitt Romney • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, September 3, 2012
September 3rd, 2012
05:07 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, September 3, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Democrats mildly resist GOP argument on Obama's presidency
Republicans raised the question in their convention of whether the country is better off than it was when President Barack Obama was elected, and it doesn't seem that Democrats have a convincing argument going into their convention this week.

CNN: Biden claims Romney wants war with Iran and Syria
Vice President Joe Biden claimed Sunday that Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, might engage in war with Syria and Iran if elected president in November. "He said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home," Biden said at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania. "He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he's ready to go to war in Syria and Iran."

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