Romney: Democrats love America too
October 28th, 2012
09:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney: Democrats love America too

Marion, Ohio (CNN) - Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan increasingly framed the upcoming election as a historic choice about the country's future, telling Ohio audiences Sunday they were up to the challenge of bridging Washington's partisan divide.

“This is not your run-of-the-mill presidential election," Ryan told an audience in Findlay, saying the outcome November 6 would determine "what kind of people we're going to be."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Paul Ryan
October 28th, 2012
05:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Sandy disrupts campaigns; impact on race too early to tell

Washington (CNN) - The massive hurricane barreling toward the East Coast has both presidential campaigns throwing out their fourth-quarter playbooks, canceling events in the storm's track and attempting to balance last-minute intensity with a show of compassion for people whose lives could be upended.

On Sunday, politicos from both sides said it was still too early to tell how the storm would affect the race, but that access to voting centers would be a concern if effects from the storm persist until Election Day.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
October 28th, 2012
04:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Looking at the polls & state of the campaign in the homestretch

(CNN) – It may be hard to figure out whether President Barack Obama or GOP nominee Mitt Romney is leading in the presidential race - but a panel with CNN's chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" made it clear that it will be a close election.

Republican pollster Bill McInturff said pollsters could not predict who would win based on recent polling, saying the race was "(within) a 1-point margin with …10 days left" and that it would be "hubris" to predict victory for either candidate. However, McInturff did predict we'll see the largest difference in voting by gender and ethnicity ever in a modern presidential election, with women and minorities supporting Obama. He also dismissed a recent Associated Press poll showing Obama and Romney tied among women voters with 47% each, calling it an "outlier."
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Filed under: 2012 • Polls
October 28th, 2012
02:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Battleground Blog: Virginia students engaged and informed

EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN has sent dozens of reporters, producers, contributors and correspondents to the key battleground states to cover the final days of the 2012 election. Here is a report from John Avlon, CNN contributor and senior political columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. It's his take on a student town hall held in Lexington, Virginia.

(CNN) - The Battleground State Bus Tour rolled into Lexington, Virginia, and sat down with twenty college students at Washington & Lee University to talk about the election.

The economy is still the number one issue for these students, but surprisingly it isn't just about finding a job after graduation. The vast majority of students in this center-right group cared most about the generational theft of the deficit and the debt.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Virginia
Poll: Obama up three points in Minnesota
October 28th, 2012
02:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Obama up three points in Minnesota

(CNN) – A new poll Sunday of likely Minnesota voters indicates a close race between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the state long considered a safe bet for Democrats.

The Star Tribune survey, taken entirely after the final presidential debate, shows Obama with a three point advantage over Romney among likely Minnesota voters. Forty-seven percent of respondents said they would back the president and 44% said they support Romney. Obama's advantage is within the survey's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • Minnesota
Obama advises preparedness ahead of storm
October 28th, 2012
02:38 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama advises preparedness ahead of storm

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama warned Sunday that Hurricane Sandy should be taken seriously, but said the federal government has resources ready to deal with the storm.

"You need to take this seriously and take guidance from state and local officials," Obama said at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
In Obama's first term, an evolving Christian faith and a more evangelical style
October 28th, 2012
02:27 PM ET
1 year ago

In Obama's first term, an evolving Christian faith and a more evangelical style

Washington (CNN) - President Obama's prayers for a strong first debate may not have been answered, but that doesn't mean the prayers weren't happening.

Before he stepped onto a Colorado stage earlier this month to face off with Mitt Romney for the first time, Obama joined a conference call with a small circle of Christian ministers.

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Filed under: 2012 • Belief Blog • President Obama
Newspaper endorsements roll in on both sides
October 28th, 2012
01:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Newspaper endorsements roll in on both sides

(CNN) – With nine days to go until Election Day, more newspapers are throwing their support behind either President Barack Obama or Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the race for the White House.

While a few papers have switched parties from their pick in the last election - like Iowa's largest newspaper, the Des Moines Register, which flipped to Romney on Saturday - many of the endorsements announced Sunday follow partisan suit with the paper's last presidential endorsement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Obama spends Sunday morning at church
October 28th, 2012
12:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama spends Sunday morning at church

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama spent Sunday morning attending a church service with his daughters, with plans for a briefing on Hurricane Sandy and travel to Florida later in the day.

Obama, his daughters - Sasha and Malia - and their godmother, Kaye Wilson, a family friend, walked to St. John's Church, the Episcopal house of worship across from the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Washington
Polls break down presidential race in Florida
October 28th, 2012
12:28 PM ET
1 year ago

Polls break down presidential race in Florida

(CNN) – Two new polls released Sunday break down the state of the presidential race in Florida, whose 29 electoral votes are being fiercely contested in the final days of the campaign.

The surveys indicated GOP nominee Mitt Romney ahead along the central I-4 corridor, while President Barack Obama is ahead in Miami Dade County, the state's largest.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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