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Oct 11, 2012

Biden looks to seize back momentum in high-stakes debate

, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Democrats are betting on
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to deliver a feisty performance
Thursday evening during a high-stakes debate against Republican
challenger Paul Ryan and seize back momentum in the race for the
White House.

Republican Mitt Romney’s steady climb in polls since
President Barack Obama’s poor showing in their first debate last
week have intensified expectations for the vice presidential
showdown with less than four weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

Oct 11, 2012

Biden seeks to reclaim campaign momentum in debate with Ryan

, Oct 11 (Reuters) – With the Republicans
grabbing the momentum in a shifting White House race, Vice
President Joe Biden will look to recover some ground and ease
Democratic worries on Thursday in a high-stakes debate against
Republican challenger Paul Ryan.

Mitt Romney’s steady climb in polls since President Barack
Obama’s poor performance in last week’s first debate has raised
the importance of the vice presidential showdown, which is
rarely a critical event in White House campaigns.

Oct 7, 2012

Pressure is on Biden after Obama’s lackluster debate performance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – He has been stereotyped as the Obama administration’s gaffe-prone sideshow.

But Vice President Joe Biden also is a veteran debater who was in the U.S. Senate for a quarter century and is perhaps the Democratic White House’s most passionate defender of the working class.

Oct 4, 2012

In the spin room, Republicans gloat, Democrats struggle

DENVER (Reuters) – Republicans were quick to claim bragging rights after Mitt Romney’s aggressive performance in the first presidential debate on Wednesday, while Democrats struggled to explain President Barack Obama’s often flat showing.

Within minutes of the debate’s end, a dozen gleeful Republicans rushed into the media spin room to praise Romney and declare that his struggling presidential campaign had turned a corner before the November 6 election.

Oct 4, 2012

Romney takes fight to Obama in first debate

DENVER, Oct 3 (Reuters) – An aggressive Mitt Romney took the
fight to President Barack Obama on Wednesday and the Republican
candidate appeared to breathe new life into his struggling
campaign with a solid performance at their first debate.

As polls showed Obama with a slight edge among voters,
Romney was on the offensive throughout the 90-minute encounter
between the two rivals at the University of Denver.

Oct 4, 2012

Romney goes after Obama in fight about economy at debate

DENVER (Reuters) – Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of promoting “trickle-down government” policies that are burdening the U.S. economy, as the Republican candidate sought to use a high-stakes debate to right his struggling campaign before the November 6 presidential election.

As polls showed Obama with a slight edge among voters, Romney was the aggressor throughout the 90-minute encounter between the two rivals at the University of Denver.

Oct 4, 2012

Obama and Romney fight about US economy at debate

DENVER, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Mitt Romney accused President
Barack Obama on Wednesday of promoting “trickle-down government”
policies that are burdening the U.S. economy, as the Republican
candidate sought to use a high-stakes debate to right his
struggling campaign before the Nov. 6 presidential election.

As polls showed Obama with a slight edge among voters,
Romney was the aggressor from the start of a 90-minute encounter
between the two rivals at the University of Denver.

Oct 3, 2012

Reuters/Ipsos polls show scope of challenge facing Romney

DENVER (Reuters) – Heading into his first debate with Democratic President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Republican Mitt Romney has some convincing to do.

During the next five weeks – and three debates – Romney will make an appeal to voters aimed at overcoming an Obama campaign that has outflanked his own for much of the past four months. Romney enters the final sprint to the November 6 election behind in national polls and trailing in most of the nine or so politically divided “swing” states that are likely to decide the election.

Oct 3, 2012

Analysis: Reuters/Ipsos polls show scope of the challenge facing Romney

DENVER (Reuters) – Heading into his first debate with Democratic President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Republican Mitt Romney has some convincing to do.

During the next five weeks – and three debates – Romney will make an appeal to voters aimed at overcoming an Obama campaign that has outflanked his own for much of the past four months. Romney enters the final sprint to the November 6 election behind in national polls and trailing in most of the nine or so politically divided “swing” states that are likely to decide the election.

Sep 28, 2012

Obama’s lead over Romney dips to 5 points: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s lead over Republican Mitt Romney dipped slightly to five percentage points ahead of next week’s first debate in the race for the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

Obama leads Romney among likely voters by 47 percent to 42 percent in the daily online tracking poll, down from Thursday’s 7-point advantage of 49 percent to 42 percent.

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      "John Whitesides has covered U.S. politics, elections and Congress for 13 years, based in Washington. He joined Reuters in Asia, where he worked as an editor and correspondent in Hong Kong."
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