47% comments resurface in Obama ad
October 9th, 2012
05:06 PM ET
2 years ago

47% comments resurface in Obama ad

(CNN) - A new ad released by President Barack Obama's campaign on Tuesday brings up GOP challenger Mitt Romney's "47%" remarks again while also criticizing him over Medicare.

The ad is the third to be released by the Obama campaign on Tuesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Another tightening battleground: Pennsylvania
October 9th, 2012
05:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Another tightening battleground: Pennsylvania

(CNN) – Among a slate of battleground state polls showing a tightening race between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama is a survey in Pennsylvania, where Obama, until recently, held a lead over his rival but is now statistically tied with the GOP nominee.

The poll, from Siena College, showed Obama with the backing of 43% of likely Pennsylvania voters, compared to 40% who backed Romney. That's within the 4.2% sampling error. Another 12% of likely Pennsylvania voters in the Siena poll remained undecided. The survey was conducted October 1-5, partially before and partially after the first presidential debate between Obama and Romney, which took place October 3.
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Obama ad hits Romney over Medicaid
October 9th, 2012
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama ad hits Romney over Medicaid

(CNN) – Pivoting from a sarcastic Big Bird ad released Tuesday morning, President Barack Obama's campaign put out a more serious television spot in the afternoon, this time painting Mitt Romney as a threat to nursing homes.

The 30-second commercial, "Only Choice," attacks Romney's plan to block-grant Medicaid and allow states to manage the system, rather than the federal government.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Medicaid • Mitt Romney
October 9th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – October 5-8 – Ohio

TOPICS: Presidential election in Ohio

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CNN Poll: Race tightening up in battleground Ohio
October 9th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Race tightening up in battleground Ohio

(CNN) - On the day that both presidential candidates are campaigning in Ohio, a new poll indicates a close contest in the race for the Buckeye State's 18 electoral votes.

According to a CNN/ORC International poll (PDF), 51% of likely voters in Ohio say they're backing President Barack Obama, with 47% supporting Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Obama's four point advantage is within the poll's sampling error.
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Romney plucks Big Bird attack
October 9th, 2012
03:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney plucks Big Bird attack

Van Meter, Iowa (CNN) - For the first time in days, Mitt Romney did not invoke last week's presidential debate during his remarks at an Iowa campaign stop.

But it was clear he was continuing to sharpen his criticisms of his opponent, Barack Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Iowa • Mitt Romney
October 9th, 2012
03:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Numbers overload: Polling data hype sways voters

Washington (CNN) - Treating presidential polls as gospel is a little like placing political faith in the lifespan of a fruit fly.

"People tend to subscribe a more durable nature to polling data," said Russ Baker, a political science professor at Rutgers University. "It's more ephemeral."

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Last day to register in several states
October 9th, 2012
03:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Last day to register in several states

(CNN) – Tuesday is the last day for residents of several states, including a number of key electoral battlegrounds, to register to vote.

Voters in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan have until Tuesday to register by mail or in person. Other states with cutoffs Tuesday are Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Utah, Texas, New Mexico and Montana.
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October 9th, 2012
02:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney knew ex-SEAL slain in Benghazi

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Mitt Romney knew one of the former Navy SEALs killed in this year's Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, he told an Iowa audience Tuesday.

The GOP presidential nominee choked up as he described meeting the man his campaign confirmed was Glen Doherty, who was killed in the Libya attack.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Libya • Mitt Romney
National polls indicate dead heat in Obama-Romney battle
October 9th, 2012
01:59 PM ET
2 years ago

National polls indicate dead heat in Obama-Romney battle

Washington (CNN) - Three new national polls of likely voters released in the past 24 hours indicate the race for the White House is all knotted up and suggest that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got a bounce out of last Wednesday's first presidential debate.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls that averages all three non-partisan, live operator surveys, Romney has the support of 48% of likely voters, with President Barack Obama at 47%. While the CNN Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error, the margin is well within the sampling error of the three surveys averaged into the CNN Poll of Polls.
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