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Oct 17, 2012

Analysis: Obama regains his footing in feisty second debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama put his re-election bid back on firm footing on Tuesday night with a strong debate performance that is likely to thrill his Democratic supporters and earn him a second look from the few voters who remain undecided.

With the November 6 election three weeks away, Obama’s second of three debates with Republican rival Mitt Romney represented one of the final chances to make an impression with voters.

Oct 15, 2012

Five things to look for in Tuesday’s presidential debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has seen a surge in opinion polls and voter enthusiasm since his strong debate performance against President Barack Obama on October 3.

With Obama and Romney running neck-and-neck in the polls, much will be at stake in the debate Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT (0100 Wednesday GMT) in Hempstead, New York.

Oct 14, 2012

Obama grabs wide lead among those who have already voted: Reuters Poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls, but there is one area in which the incumbent appears to have a big advantage: those who have already cast their ballots.

Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks.

Oct 14, 2012

Obama grabs wide lead among those who have already voted: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls, but there is one area in which the incumbent appears to have a big advantage: those who have already cast their ballots.

Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks.

Oct 12, 2012

Analysis: In vice presidential debate, “tie goes to the incumbent”

DANVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – The debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan might not change the minds of many voters. In fact, it could make them less likely to change.

But Democrats and Republicans found plenty to cheer about on Thursday, and plenty of reasons to believe that the other side is more misguided than ever.

Oct 12, 2012

Biden comes out swinging at debate, clashes with Ryan

DANVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and rival Republican Paul Ryan battled fiercely over foreign policy and the economy in a lively debate on Thursday, with Biden aggressively defending the administration’s policies and dismissing Ryan’s criticism.

Seeking to win back the momentum for the Democrats’ campaign after a poor debate performance by President Barack Obama last week, Biden frequently went on the attack.

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.

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