WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An encouraging October jobs report may give President Barack Obama an 11th-hour campaign boost, but perhaps more importantly it denies Republican challenger Mitt Romney an opportunity to put an exclamation point on his argument that Obama has failed to turn around the economy.
U.S. employers added 171,000 people to their payrolls last month, significantly higher than the 125,000 figure analysts had expected.
WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – An encouraging October jobs
report may give President Barack Obama an 11th-hour campaign
boost, but perhaps more importantly it denies Republican
challenger Mitt Romney an opportunity to put an exclamation
point on his argument that Obama has failed to turn around the
U.S. employers added 171,000 people to their payrolls last
month, significantly higher that the 125,000 figure analysts had
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is very close in four of the critical battleground states expected to decide next week’s election, but Obama has built a small lead in Virginia, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.
The incumbent Democratic president leads his Republican challenger by five percentage points among likely voters in Virginia, at 49 percent to 44 percent.
Deadly Superstorm Sandy left millions of Americans snowed in, flooded out or stranded without power – and the federal government itself in Washington closed – just a week before voters across the country head to the polls. But if anyone is wondering whether Election Day will be put off, the answer is almost certainly no.
Local U.S. elections have been postponed before – in one relatively recent example, New York put off voting that had been set for Sept. 11, 2001, because of the attacks on the country that day. But presidential balloting has always gone on, even during the Civil War in 1864 (President Abraham Lincoln was re-elected).
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A tense and unpredictable race for the White House became even more so on Monday, as mammoth storm Sandy created delicate political challenges for President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney and raised the possibility of a chaotic voting process.
As the deadly storm barreled ashore on the paralyzed East Coast, the presidential campaign went into what amounted to a deep freeze just when Obama and Romney had planned to launch their final push for votes in the November 6 election.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hurricane Sandy threw a wrench into the last hectic days of the U.S. presidential campaign on Friday, as the threat of torrential rains and strong winds over much of eastern half of the country put both candidates’ camps on high alert.
President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign said it was keeping a close eye on the slow-moving storm. Republican challenger Mitt Romney canceled a rally scheduled for Sunday evening in Virginia Beach, along the state’s southeast coast, an aide said.
Despite the American obsession with voting differences between men and women – the famed U.S. election “gender gap” – there is a far bigger “gap” dividing likely voters in 2012 - the yawning divide between marrieds and unmarrieds.
Fifty-seven percent of likely voters who are unmarried support Democratic President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 general election, including those who have never been married, live with a partner or are widowed, divorced or separated.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “Horses and bayonets” became the most memorable catch phrase of the debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Monday night, as the Democratic president reached far back into the past to paint the Republican’s foreign policy ideas as outdated.
Romney has criticized Obama’s military policy throughout the campaign, accusing the president of spending too little to strengthen the military by noting that the U.S. Navy now has fewer ships than it did in 1917.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As polls point to a close presidential election, the country faces the possibility of political chaos – from a repeat of the disputed 2000 election to the remote possibility of a new administration with a president from one party and a vice president from the other.
The most likely result on November 6 will be a clear, if close, victory for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden or Republican Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan.
, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Virginia is a key
battleground in the race between Democratic President Barack
Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and home to one of
the nation’s hottest Senate campaigns, featuring two former
But one of the most important figures in the 2012 election
in Virginia is not even on the ballot.