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Romney Leads in Confidence on Recovery – But Obama Escapes Most Economic Blame

Romney Leads in Confidence on Recovery – But Obama Escapes Most Economic Blame

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — More likely voters think the economy would improve under Mitt Romney than under Barack Obama – but they disproportionately blame Obama’s predecessor for its troubles in the first place, an example …

Obama Invokes Superstorm Sandy on the Campaign Trail

Obama Invokes Superstorm Sandy on the Campaign Trail

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) – After canceling campaign events for three days to oversee the response to the devastating storm, President Obama, back on the trail, told supporters in two key battleground states Thursday that Superstorm…

Biden Says Bloomberg’s Endorsement Resonates as Call for Unity

Biden Says Bloomberg’s Endorsement Resonates as Call for Unity

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(FT. DODGE, Iowa) – Hours after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his support of President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden cited Bloomberg’s endorsement as a call for the country to unite together, regar…

Obama and Romney Resume Campaigning, No More Mr. Nice Guy

Obama and Romney Resume Campaigning, No More Mr. Nice Guy

JEWEL SAMAD/FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and Mitt Romney Thursday ended a brief truce for Superstorm Sandy, and made it clear as they returned to the campaign trail that there would be no more Mr. Nice Guy.Romney st…

Storm Response Earns Obama Praise Amid the Election’s Deadlock Drama

Storm Response Earns Obama Praise Amid the Election’s Deadlock Drama

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Likely voters of all political stripes give broadly positive ratings to Barack Obama’s response to the devastating storm that smashed the East Coast this week. Whether it makes a difference in the long-de…

Biden Calls Romney Jeep Ad ‘Outrageous Lie’

Biden Calls Romney Jeep Ad ‘Outrageous Lie’

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(SARASOTA, Fla.) — Vice President Biden launched a stinging critique of Mitt Romney for an Ohio ad suggesting the president allowed Chrysler to move Jeep operations to China, calling Romney’s ad an “outrageo…

Biden Calls Romney Jeep Ad ‘Outrageous Lie’

Biden Calls Romney Jeep Ad ‘Outrageous Lie’

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(SARASOTA, Fla.) — Vice President Biden launched a stinging critique of Mitt Romney for an Ohio ad suggesting the president allowed Chrysler to move Jeep operations to China, calling Romney’s ad an “outrageo…

Storm Response Earns Obama Praise Amid the Election’s Deadlock Drama

Storm Response Earns Obama Praise Amid the Election’s Deadlock Drama

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Likely voters of all political stripes give broadly positive ratings to Barack Obama’s response to the devastating storm that smashed the East Coast this week. Whether it makes a difference in the long-de…

Tighter Gender Gap, Sharper Partisanship – but Little Change in the Bottom Line

Tighter Gender Gap, Sharper Partisanship – but Little Change in the Bottom Line

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A tightening of the gender gap and a closer race among political independents mark trends among likely voters the past several days, but with no meaningful change to the bottom line in the eve…

Obama Pauses Campaign in Sandy’s Wake

Obama Pauses Campaign in Sandy’s Wake

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Exactly one week to Election Day, President Obama has benched Candidate Obama, hunkering down at the White House for a second straight day to monitor superstorm Sandy and the federal government re…

Romney, Obama Volunteers Campaign Through Sandy

Romney, Obama Volunteers Campaign Through Sandy

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and Mitt Romney may be canceling campaign events, but their volunteers in swing states are still going door-to-door and making phone calls during the final week before Electi…

New Jersey Gov. Christie Praises Obama for Sandy Response

New Jersey Gov. Christie Praises Obama for Sandy Response

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — One of Mitt Romney’s biggest supporters, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, had nothing but praise for President Barack Obama on Tuesday, as his state prepares to rebuild from the damage caused by Hurrican…

Sandy Seems to Lean Toward Obama

Sandy Seems to Lean Toward Obama

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Maybe there is something to this superstorm Sandy being an “October surprise” after all.
How do you explain the phenomenon that more people with the first name “Sandy” are more likely to…

‘Misleading’ Romney Ad on Jeeps Draws Obama Retort

‘Misleading’ Romney Ad on Jeeps Draws Obama Retort

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A TV ad from Republican nominee Mitt Romney has prompted spirited objections from independent fact-checkers and Democrats for suggesting, just days before the election, that automaker Chrysler is moving Jeep pr…

Biden, Clinton Campaign in Ohio as Obama Monitors Hurricane Sandy

Biden, Clinton Campaign in Ohio as Obama Monitors Hurricane Sandy

John Moore/Getty Images(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) – While Hurricane Sandy punished the East Coast, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton stayed on the campaign trail Monday, speaking at the Covelli Center in Youngstown, Ohio Monday a…

Ryan Cancels Events, Tells Florida Voters to Keep Their Northern Neighbors in Their Prayers

Ryan Cancels Events, Tells Florida Voters to Keep Their Northern Neighbors in Their Prayers

Steve Pope/Getty Images(FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla.) — At his only event of the day Monday after the other two were canceled due to Hurricane Sandy, Paul Ryan began his rally in this storm-prone state asking the crowd of about 2,000 to send their, “p…

ABC News Moves Pensylvania, Minnesota from ‘Safe’ to ‘Lean’ Obama

ABC News Moves Pensylvania, Minnesota from ‘Safe’ to ‘Lean’ Obama

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — With one week to go, states that were once considered Obama strongholds now look less solid. Republican groups are putting resources into Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Team Obama brushes off these i…

ABC/Post Poll: Edge on the Middle Class Helps Obama Counterpunch

ABC/Post Poll: Edge on the Middle Class Helps Obama Counterpunch

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the election a week away Mitt Romney faces persistent skepticism about his commitment to the middle class, a vulnerability for the Republican challenger that’s keeping the race locked tight – a…

GOP Highlights Biden’s Flub of Va. Senate Candidate Tim Kaine’s Name

GOP Highlights Biden’s Flub of Va. Senate Candidate Tim Kaine’s Name

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(LYNCHBURG, Va.) — Vice President Joe Biden mixed up the name of the Democratic Senate candidate in Virginia today, calling him by the wrong first name not once, but twice.“I want to tell you, it’s good to be in a st…

“Girls” Dunham Stars in Suggestive “First Time” Obama Ad

“Girls” Dunham Stars in Suggestive “First Time” Obama Ad

BarackObama.com/YouTube(WASHINGTON) — Girls creator Lena Dunham is starring in an ad for President Obama that is almost as risque as her TV show.In the spot released on Thursday, Dunham, 26, declares that her “first time” was with Obama. V…

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