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Nov 5, 2012

Sandy’s winds of uncertainty blow through presidential race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The devastating storm that slammed into the East Coast last week could send winds of uncertainty through Tuesday’s presidential election, narrowing an already close contest and casting doubt on the legitimacy of the outcome.

Though superstorm Sandy is unlikely to determine whether President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney wins the White House, experts said it could expose flaws in how the United States conducts elections, leading to protracted legal wrangling and lingering bitterness in a country already fractured along partisan lines.

Nov 4, 2012

Insight: For most voters, presidential campaign is distant

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – This year’s presidential election could be among the closest in U.S. history, as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are locked in a virtual dead heat. For a growing number of voters, however, it will not be much of a contest at all.

Roughly 22 percent of the U.S. population lives in the nine politically divided states that are likely to determine the outcome of Tuesday’s election – and that have been the focus of the candidates’ campaign stops and advertising.

Nov 4, 2012

For most US voters, presidential campaign is distant

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – This year’s presidential
election could be among the closest in U.S. history, as
President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are locked in
a virtual dead heat. For a growing number of voters, however, it
will not be much of a contest at all.

Roughly 22 percent of the U.S. population lives in the nine
politically divided states that are likely to determine the
outcome of Tuesday’s election – and that have been the focus of
the candidates’ campaign stops and advertising.

Nov 2, 2012

Race even, but Obama holds slight edge in key states: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are dead even on a national level but Obama holds a slight edge in three of the most hotly contested states in Tuesday’s election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

Obama leads Romney among likely voters by a margin of 3 percentage points in Virginia and 2 percentage points in Ohio and Florida, the online tracking poll found.

Oct 31, 2012

Race tight in 4 states, Obama holds slight edge – Reuters Poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are neck and neck in four of the most hotly contested states in next week’s election, but Obama holds a slight advantage in two of them, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

The online survey of four battleground states showed Obama leading by 3 percentage points in Ohio and 2 points in Virginia. The two are dead even in Florida, and Romney leads by 1 percentage point in Colorado.

Oct 31, 2012

Race tight in 4 states, Obama holds slight edge – Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are neck and neck in four of the most hotly contested states in next week’s election, but Obama holds a slight advantage in two of them, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

The online survey of four battleground states showed Obama leading by 3 percentage points in Ohio and 2 points in Virginia. The two are dead even in Florida, and Romney leads by 1 percentage point in Colorado.

Oct 31, 2012

Race remains tied less than a week before U.S. election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney remain effectively tied as public opinion remains remarkably stable less than a week from Election Day, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Wednesday.

Obama leads Romney among likely voters by a statistically insignificant margin of 47 percent to 46 percent, the online survey found. The numbers are unchanged from Tuesday and neither candidate has held a clear lead since early October.

Oct 30, 2012

U.S. race is tied, but most think Obama will win

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. presidential race remains a dead heat one week before Election Day but most Americans think President Barack Obama will defeat Republican Mitt Romney, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Tuesday.

Obama leads Romney among likely voters by 47 percent to 46 percent, a statistically insignificant margin, the online survey found. Neither candidate has held a clear lead since early October.

Oct 30, 2012

Race is tied, but most think Obama will win: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. presidential race remains a dead heat one week before Election Day but most Americans think President Barack Obama will defeat Republican Mitt Romney, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Tuesday.

Obama leads Romney among likely voters by 47 percent to 46 percent, a statistically insignificant margin, the online survey found. Neither candidate has held a clear lead since early October.

Oct 30, 2012

Could blueberry state Maine be a slice of Romney’s presidential pie?

By Andy Sullivan

(Reuters) – Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are scouting an unlikely path to the White House through the vast forests and blueberry barrens of northern Maine.

President Barack Obama is expected to win the Pine Tree State easily in the November 6 election.

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