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Oct 12, 2012

Biden and Ryan clash sharply on foreign policy, economy in debate

DANVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden and rival Republican Paul Ryan clashed sharply over foreign policy in a high-stakes debate on Thursday, with Biden aggressively defending the Obama administration’s policies and dismissing Ryan’s criticism as “malarkey.”

Biden took the offensive early, providing the emotion and passion that President Barack Obama was criticized for lacking in last week’s debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Oct 9, 2012

Presidential race now a dog fight as Romney surges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The presidential race had seemed on the verge of slipping from Republican Mitt Romney’s grasp a week ago, but now he has erased President Barack Obama’s once-substantial lead in polls and made the race for the White House highly competitive once more.

In a clear shift four weeks before Election Day on November 6, a new round of opinion polls showed essentially a dead heat after a strong debate performance by Romney last week.

Oct 9, 2012

U.S. presidential race now a dog fight as Romney surges

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. presidential race had
seemed on the verge of slipping from Republican Mitt Romney’s
grasp a week ago, but now he has erased President Barack
Obama’s once-substantial lead in polls and made the race for the
White House highly competitive once more.

In a clear shift four weeks before Election Day on Nov. 6 , a
new round of opinion polls showed essentially a dead heat after
a strong debate performance by Romney last week.

Oct 9, 2012

Obama and Romney now tied in U.S. presidential race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney has erased U.S. President Barack Obama’s advantage in the race for the White House and the two candidates are now tied among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll released on Tuesday.

With the November 6 election four weeks away, Romney and Obama each command 45 percent, the daily tracking poll found.

Oct 9, 2012

Obama and Romney now tied in presidential race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama’s advantage in the race for the White House and the two candidates are now tied among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll released on Tuesday.

With the November 6 election four weeks away, Romney and Obama each command 45 percent, the daily tracking poll found.

Oct 9, 2012

Romney gains ground on Obama on economic issues: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican challenger Mitt Romney has argued for more than a year that he would do a better job of boosting the sluggish U.S. economy than President Barack Obama, and new polling data indicates that voters may be coming around to his point of view.

Four weeks before the November 6 U.S. election, Romney has erased Obama’s advantage on a range of pocketbook issues that are foremost on voters’ minds, according to Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll figures.

Oct 9, 2012

Five things to watch in the U.S. vice presidential debate

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – U.S. vice presidential debates
usually don’t matter much, but the Oct. 11 showdown between
Democratic incumbent Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul
Ryan could be an exception.

Democrats are counting on Biden to blunt the momentum of
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has gained
ground after a strong debate performance against President
Barack Obama last week.

Oct 6, 2012

It’s not just the economy: Why football and sharks can affect elections

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – On the Saturday before the
Nov. 6 election, President Barack Obama might want to root for
Ohio State University’s football team when it takes on his
home-state University of Illinois. A win by the Buckeyes could
boost his chances of carrying Ohio, a crucial battleground
state.

Obama can take heart that Florida beachgoers haven’t
suffered from a spate of shark attacks this year, which could
have hurt his prospects there. On the other hand, the brutal
drought that has gripped much of the Midwest could make it
tougher for the president to win Iowa.

Oct 4, 2012

Romney gains ground on Obama after strong debate – Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Mitt Romney gained ground on Democratic President Barack Obama after a strong performance in the first debate of the presidential election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.

Romney is now viewed positively by 51 percent of voters, the first time the Republican challenger has enjoyed a net positive in the presidential race. Obama’s favorability rating remained unchanged at 56 percent.

Oct 4, 2012

Romney gains ground on Obama after strong debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney gained ground on Democratic President Barack Obama after a strong performance in the first debate of the presidential election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.

Romney is now viewed positively by 51 percent of voters, the first time the Republican challenger has enjoyed a net positive in the presidential race. Obama’s favorability rating remained unchanged at 56 percent.

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