Poll: Obama 53%-Romney 42% in Wisconsin
October 3rd, 2012
04:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama 53%-Romney 42% in Wisconsin

(CNN) - Hours before the first presidential debate, a new poll indicates President Barack Obama is holding his lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the race for Wisconsin's ten electoral votes.

According to a Marquette Law School survey released Wednesday, 53% of likely voters in the Badger State say they're backing the president, with 42% supporting Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. Obama's 11-point lead is down from a 14 point lead in the previous Marquette poll conducted in mid September, after the Democratic convention.

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Filed under: 2012 • Wisconsin
October 3rd, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – September 28-30 – Issues, Debate

TOPICS: Most important issue, attitudes toward government, who will win debates

Full results (pdf)


Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
What we got for $50 billion in 'green' stimulus
October 3rd, 2012
03:08 PM ET
2 years ago

What we got for $50 billion in 'green' stimulus

New York (CNNMoney) - Over 770,000 homes weatherized. A doubling of energy from wind and solar. Cleaning 688 square miles of land formerly used for Cold War-era nuclear testing.

These are just some of the 'green' benefits from money spent under 2009's $787 billion stimulus package. Whether it was worth it is an open question, and one sure to come up in greater frequency as the presidential campaign enters its final weeks.

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Filed under: Congress • Energy
October 3rd, 2012
02:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Granholm: 'I was high on democracy'

(CNN) – When Jennifer Granholm delivered an impassioned speech at the Democratic Convention last month, the political world lit up with questions over what was behind her highly-charged, theatrical address.

But the former Michigan governor said she was fueled by nothing other than her patriotic spirit.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jennifer Granholm • Michigan
Live blog: First presidential debate
October 3rd, 2012
02:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Live blog: First presidential debate

(CNN) – President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney go head to head for the first time Wednesday night, taking the stage in Denver for this cycle's inaugural presidential debate. After spending days in preparation and raising expectations for their respective opponent, both candidates will have the chance to make their case with a little more than one month before Election Day.

Tune in to get minute-by-minute updates throughout the evening, including trivia, fact-checks, polls, and tweets.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
Tweet of the day: Victory at last
October 3rd, 2012
02:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Tweet of the day: Victory at last

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain celebrated Wednesday after Teddy (a ballpark mascot at National's Stadium in Washington) won the "Presidents' Race." If you're a sports fan or live in Washington, you'll understand.


Filed under: Washington
Do U.S. presidential debates matter?
October 3rd, 2012
02:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Do U.S. presidential debates matter?

(CNN) - After months of talking about each other and their policies, the world finally gets to see Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney go toe-to-toe on the same stage in a series of three televised debates ahead of the U.S. election.

Unlike other countries, such as the United Kingdom, where the prime minister must defend his policies under televised duress from the opposition nearly every week, face-to-face showdowns between the two men fighting for the White House only happen every four years.

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Filed under: 2012
October 3rd, 2012
01:40 PM ET
1 year ago

By the numbers: Presidential and vice presidential debates

(CNN) – The first of four debates - three presidential and one vice presidential - in the final month of the election takes place October 3 in Denver. While we would love to tell you what will happen, the CNN Crystal Ball is out of order. Instead, our best guess of what to expect comes from debates past. Here's a look back, by the numbers, of the trends and surprises of past debates.

61: Percent of households that watched the third debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon on October 13, 1960.

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Filed under: 2012 • By The Numbers • Presidential Debate
Poll: Latinos more positive about economy
October 3rd, 2012
12:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Latinos more positive about economy

(CNN) - A new CNN/ORC International poll released Wednesday finds that Latinos are more optimistic about the economy than non-Latino whites, but six in ten see the economy in poor shape.

The poll finds 61% of Latinos say the economy is in poor shape, while 39% say it is in good shape. The views are generally negative but more optimistic than the views of non-Latino whites, who split 79% to 21% poor shape over good shape, according to the results of a CNN/ORC International poll conducted between September 28 and 30.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
...that's a big dam.
October 3rd, 2012
12:41 PM ET
2 years ago

...that's a big dam.

(CNN) - Whoops.

The White House let a little profanity slip via email on Wednesday, when the subject line of their daily photograph email misspelled the word dam. "Photo: Visiting the Hoover Damn," read the subject line of the email.

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Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • President Obama • White House
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