(CNN) - Three days after the Democratic convention wrapped up, President Barack Obama opened up his largest margin over Mitt Romney since early July in Gallup's daily tracking poll.
According to the poll released Sunday, Obama has 49% among registered voters nationwide, while Romney has 44%.
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Shane Brown squeezed through a gap between sections of a steel security fence 9 feet high, picked his way across a vacant lot infested with fire ants and climbed atop a rickety wooden platform. He stepped up and spoke into the microphone:
"God is a good, good God."
(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Saturday that former President Bill Clinton’s speech helped “elevate” the level of the Democratic National Convention.
“He did stand out in contrast with the other speakers,” said Romney in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. “I think he really did elevate the Democrat convention in a lot of ways and, frankly, the contrast may not have been as attractive as Barack Obama might have preferred if he were choosing who’d go before him and who’d go after him.”
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Keenan Steiner makes his way along Charlotte's secured streets, struggling to put on his tie and manage his monogrammed backpack at the same time.
The 27-year-old is on a mission: He's looking for a party.
(CNN) – On the final evening of the Democratic National Convention, CNN beat its cable competitors and two broadcast networks in television ratings, data from Nielson showed Friday.
CNN averaged 3.5 million viewers between 7 p.m. and midnight, the figures showed, putting the channel ahead of MSNBC, which averaged 3.2 million viewers, and Fox News Channel, which averaged 2.5 million viewers.
(CNN) – The Democratic and Republican conventions are designed to be the high points for both presidential campaigns. Countless man hours and tens of millions of dollars go into each event.
But the work that could really affect the outcome of the election is still taking place. Campaigns are poring over information you provide to them every time you use the internet.
(CNN) - Anyone can turn on a TV, scan a newsfeed or fire up a laptop to get a sense of the important topics that were discussed at this week's Democratic National Convention. This is not about those important topics.
1. Biden goes off-script, literally
Grammarians and wordsmiths everywhere cringed as Vice President Joe Biden used the word literally instead of figuratively several times during his Thursday speech.
(CNN) - More than one speaker at the Democratic National Convention alleged this week that a Mitt Romney presidency would spell financial ruin for Medicare in four years.
The claim stems from earlier projections, made before the Democrats' health care reform law was passed in 2010, that Medicare's hospital insurance trust fund would be insolvent before the end of this decade.
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - President Barack Obama accepted the nomination of his party Thursday on the last night of the Democratic National Convention, wrapping up a three-day political lovefest in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Obama's acceptance speech wasn't one of his best, but it was enough to send Democrats infused with enthusiasm as they head home and hope it spreads there.
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination for re-election on Thursday, telling the Democratic National Convention and Americans that only the voters in November have the power to secure the change he started.
In a tough speech that sounded now-familiar themes of his campaign, the president sought to show his supporters that their votes for him four years ago brought achievements that would be wiped out if Republican challenger Mitt Romney wins the election two months away.