Here they are:
Colorado: Obama 46%, Romney 43% (Project New America)
Colorado: Obama 48%, Romney 48% (Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist)
Florida: Obama 47%, Romney 45% (Project New America)
Florida’s in question this morning… but it’s fairly close. Colorado is moving toward Obama.. first time all week.
We’ll look for updates later.
Here are the latest polls from the battleground. These will be updated when more numbers are available:
Florida: Romney 50%, Obama 49% (Gravis)
Michigan: Obama 47%, Romney 47% (Foster McCollum)
New Hampshire: Obama 48%, Romney 45% (Lake Research)
Ohio: Obama 47%, Romney 44% (SurveyUSA)
Ohio: Obama 48%, Romney 48% (Rasmussen)
Ohio: Obama 46%, Romney 44% (Lake Resaearch)
Virginia: Obama 49%, Romney 46% (Newsmax/Zogby)
Virginia: Obama 51%, Romney 46% (Public Policy Polling)
Wow. Four different pollsters give Ohio to Obama. The word on early voting is that it’s 2 to 1 in Obama’s favor.
Only 12 days left to the official election day.
Here are the latest polls from the battleground:
Both of these show changes: Romney up in New Hampshire and Obama leading in Nevada. Also, remember: 270 Electoral votes to win.
When more of these polls come out today I will make them available either in a new post or updating this one.
- Obama up in battleground New Hampshire (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
Looks like Obama continues to pull ahead. It will be interesting where he is when next Monday’s debate comes along.
Here are the latest polls from the battleground, updated through the day:
Nevada: Obama 50%, Romney 47% (Rasmussen)
Nevada: Obama 50%, Romney 43% (Project for a New America)
This may be the first Debate 2 indicator:
Here are the latest polls from the battleground, updated through the day:
We’ll see more later.
- Rasmussen: Romney ahead in N.H. and Swing States (themainewire.com)
- Obama starts coming back in the swing states… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
“Democrats have the edge over Republicans in Florida, Iowa, Nevada and North Carolina. In Colorado and New Hampshire, Republicans outnumber Democrats, according to the analysis of state data. Three other battlegrounds — Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin — don’t report registration statistics by party.”
“I think my biggest concern obviously would just be for his mental well-being. I have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness, in his leadership skills, in his understanding of the economy. …So for me I think it would just be the emotional part of it.”
So… is Ann’s lack of confidence her husband’s ability to mentally handle the job as the President of the United States going to instill confidence in voters? Well, she still supported his run even though it might produce this emotional distress.
- Ann Romney: Biggest Concern For Mitt In White House Would Be His ‘Mental Well-Being’ (mediaite.com)
- Ann Romney: Mitt’s ‘mental well-being’ would be her biggest concern if elected (thehill.com)
- Ann Romney worries about Mitt’s ‘mental well-being’ if he wins election (rawstory.com)
- Ann Romney Expresses Concern About Mitt’s ‘Mental Well-Being’ if Elected President: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- Ann Romney has one concern (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Video: Ann Romney worried about Mitt’s ‘mental well-being’ (nyaltnews.com)
OK… 42 days to go until election day (although half the states have started early or absentee voting already) and the swing states are still in Obama‘s favor and increasing that way. Here we are today:
Colorado: Obama 51%, Romney 45% (Public Policy Polling)
Wisconsin: Obama 53%, Romney 41% (We Ask America)
If he is going to come back, Romney will have to do something spectacular in the first debate. Many of the pundits think that is hardly likely.
- As Romney stumbles, Obama regains his mojo (washingtonpost.com)
- Poll shows Obama with 10-point lead over Romney among Colorado independents (blogs.denverpost.com)
- Battleground polls seem to give Obama upper hand over Romney (cnn.com)
- POLL: Swing-State Voters Trust Obama Over Romney On Medicare (thinkprogress.org)
- Obama Lead Widens, Michigan Loses Swing State Status (elections.firedoglake.com)
- Poll: Obama gains in swing states (politico.com)
“Rick Santorum was a sitting senator who in re-election lost by 19 points, to my knowledge the most in the history of this country for a sitting senator to lose by 19 points. It’s unheard of. Then he goes out and says oh ‘okay’ I just lost by the biggest margin in history and now I’m going to run for president. Tell me, how does that work? … That’s like me saying I just failed a test. Now I’m going to apply for admission to the Wharton School of Finance. Okay? He just failed a test…. And now he’s going to run for president. So, I don’t get Rick Santorum. I don’t get that whole thing.”
Looks like The Donald’s political expertise is somewhat questionable. Do you think Mitt won Nevada for some other reason than Trump’s endorsement?
- Donald Trump Takes Credit for Romney’s Win in Nevada (slog.thestranger.com)
- Donald Trump cites bad hair for Mitt Romney’s Nevada win (dailykos.com)
- Trump: I’m The Reason Romney Won Nevada (businessinsider.com)
- Only In America: Piers Morgan on the power of a Donald Trump endorsement (piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com)
- Bachmann: I Was Perfect Candidate (newser.com)
- The mysteries of Donald Trump’s endorsement | Ana Marie Cox (guardian.co.uk)
- Does it matter whom Donald Trump endorses? (csmonitor.com)
The bill’s House sponsor, state Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, told legislators that the “hand of the Almighty” was at work. “His ways are higher than our ways.”
12 states are now considering similar legislation.
This clip is from PoliticsUSA… go in and read the whole thing (and try not to vomit).
- Idaho legislator: No abortions should stay the ‘Hand of the Almighty’ (dailykos.com)
- in Idaho, if you get raped, it was GOD’s doing, apparently (hahayourefunny.wordpress.com)
- Idaho GOP: If Women Are Raped, It’s ‘The Hand of the Almighty’ At Work (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Your body isn’t yours, it belongs to the conservative Christians (scienceblogs.com)
- Idaho lawmakers send 20-week abortion ban to Gov. Otter (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)
If you were one of the 50,000 people across the country who signed the online petition (and made comments as well) from the Bold Progressives (Progressive Campaign Change Committee), then here are the names and comments being presented to Senator Harry Reid in Nevada:
I often wonder if all the petitions I sign with progressive groups really get through. I guess they do.
This from HuffPo:
- Harry Reid Republicans (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Did Harry Reid Steal Nevada From Sharron Angle? 10 Facts To Consider (ephraiyim.wordpress.com)
- Nevadans Must Pass on Sharron Angle to Collect Their Sanity (immigration.change.org)
- Sharron Angle’s Bigotry May Well Pass Go [Primary Colors] (jezebel.com)
- Harry Reid’s Chances Hinge On Voter Turnout (huffingtonpost.com)
We’re entering the last week before the November 2nd election and Tim Kaine, the Democratic Party Chair, is seeing advanced Democratic presence in the states where there is early voting… especially in Nevada… which does not seem to equal the current poll of Independents who are leaning Republican.
The President is crossing the country again making even more campaign support speeches for Democrats and the concern seems to be not with Independents, but to make sure a majority of registered Democrats from the 2008 victory come out to vote.
We seem to be having a large Democratic turnout in the Jefferson County, WV, early voting… including Elly and me… but I know from the past that Jefferson County is more liberal than most of the state and often presents a different result. Hopefully, however, Governor Manchin will take the Senate if people realize what a danger Raese is to the state. WE can hope… the polls are too close.
I encourage all the Democrats out there (and all the Independents who have not been suckered in by the Tea Party/Republican positions and statements) to vote and vote early if possible (in my state you have Early Voting until Thursday.) There is too much left to do to bring the Country back from the 8-year Bush destructiveness. There is no need to dig the hole deeper.
- Will Republicans Take Control Of Congress In Midterm Elections? Michael Steele, Tim Kaine Debate GOP ‘Wave’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- Tim Kaine: Democrats will keep control of the House (crooksandliars.com)
- “Republican, Democratic party chiefs see victory in battle for the House” and related posts (blogs.reuters.com)
- Tim Kaine Urgently Calls Out Democratic Base (politicsdaily.com)
- Democratic Chairman Kaine sees Sen. Reid victory (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
Election Day is already over for more than 3 million Americans, and a surprising number of them are Democrats.
Republicans clearly are gaining ground in turning out early voters compared with their showing two years ago, but figures from the first batch of states that offer clues about 2010 early voting patterns still give Democrats an edge in a number of states and big counties.
“If people thought the Democrats were just going to roll over and play dead in this election, that’s not what we’re seeing,” said Michael McDonald, a George Mason University professor who tracks early voting nationally. “They’ve got to be feeling a little bit better with the numbers that they’re seeing.”
So far more Democrats than Republicans are casting ballots in Iowa, Maryland, North Carolina, Louisiana and Nevada‘s heavily Democratic Clark County, which supplied two-thirds of the state’s voters in 2008.
- Election Day is over for millions of early voters (msnbc.msn.com)
- Strong turnout for Dems in early voting (americablog.com)
The Top Three TeaBaggers (those who are getting the most press coverage… primarily because of their utter outrageousness as they campaign) are in the following three videos. If you are in their voting districts and this doesn’t make you realize what schmucks they are, then I have no more hope for intelligent politics.
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Joe Miller’s Security Firm “Drop Zone”:
I could have put in a Rand Paul video, but I’ll give you a neat cartoon by Joel Pett instead:
This isn’t an election as much as it is a draining of intelligence from the population.
- PA-Sen: Armey: Toomey’s 2004 bid gave birth to tea party (dailykos.com)
- Tea Party candidates getting massive cash infusion from small donors (hotair.com)
- A Wild and Crazy Sprint to Election Day (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Michael Bennet Campaign Pitch: Ken Buck Is Sharron Angle’s ‘Soul Mate’ (politicsdaily.com)