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GOP Pollsters, Latinos Study Gaps in Swing States

GOP Pollsters, Latinos Study Gaps in Swing States

Chris Knorr / Design Pics / Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — It’s become clear to Republicans that the party is falling flat with the Latino community.  What’s still murky is how to reverse that trend.A right-leaning Latino advocacy group has…

Romney Campaign Readies ‘Go Teams’ for Potential Swing State Recounts

Romney Campaign Readies ‘Go Teams’ for Potential Swing State Recounts

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — How seriously is the Romney campaign taking the possibility of a post-Election Day recount?Romney campaign officials have instructed members of their staff from the political and advance teams as well as other departme…

Battleground State Early Voting Tallies

Battleground State Early Voting Tallies

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Polls may have opened nationwide Tuesday morning, but the election has been under way for weeks thanks to early and absentee voting, and millions have already cast their ballots.It is expected that 46 million pe…

Romney Camp Eyes Sandy as Storm Garners Voters’ Attention

Romney Camp Eyes Sandy as Storm Garners Voters’ Attention

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(CELINA, Ohio) — One of Mitt Romney’s senior advisers said on Sunday that despite impending wall-to-wall news coverage dedicated to Hurricane Sandy, he feels confident that voters in the key swing states in the region hav…

Romney Camp Eyes Sandy as Storm Garners Voters’ Attention

Romney Camp Eyes Sandy as Storm Garners Voters’ Attention

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(CELINA, Ohio) — One of Mitt Romney’s senior advisers said on Sunday that despite impending wall-to-wall news coverage dedicated to Hurricane Sandy, he feels confident that voters in the key swing states in the region hav…

Church Official Pushes Mormon Voter Registration in Key Swing State

Church Official Pushes Mormon Voter Registration in Key Swing State

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In a provocative move within a religious organization that has sought to display strict political neutrality, an official of the Mormon church has disseminated a presentation across the key swing state of Nevada that ur…

Republicans Nervously Eye Swing State Polls

Republicans Nervously Eye Swing State Polls

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For Mitt Romney’s campaign, the outlook in the battleground states is even worse than the national polls.According to a GOP source with access to private polling being done by independent Republican groups …

Romney-Ryan Ticket Elicits Mixed Emotions from Wis. Swing Voters

Romney-Ryan Ticket Elicits Mixed Emotions from Wis. Swing Voters

Win McNamee/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) — So how is the new Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan ticket playing in Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin? Among a group of swing voters — twelve white, suburban women from the Milwaukee area — the feelings are mixed.Most …

State Voting Technology Inadequate in Several Swing States: Study

State Voting Technology Inadequate in Several Swing States: Study

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When it comes to elections, you don’t need to say more than three words —  Florida in 2000 — to remind people how big an issue individual states’ voting technology and practices can …

Obama Stars in 60-Second Pitch to Swing State Voters

Obama Stars in 60-Second Pitch to Swing State Voters

Obama for America(WASHINGTON) — President Obama stars in a new 60-second TV ad for his re-election campaign, laying out what he sees as the fundamentals in the 2012 race.“Over the next four months, you have a choice to make. Not just between two…

In Swing States, Obama and Romney Campaigns Unleash Negative Ads

In Swing States, Obama and Romney Campaigns Unleash Negative Ads

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — To most of us, the country looks like 50 states. But to the Obama and Romney campaigns, it looks like just a dozen hotly contested states in which almost all of their campaigning has been.And, if you follow the money…

Obama’s Swing State Voters Sound Off

Obama’s Swing State Voters Sound Off

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — On the Obama campaign trail over the past few months, ABC News has had conversations with dozens of swing state voters about the president’s record, his pitch for a second term and their view of the genera…

Obama, Romney Battle for Hispanic Votes in Swing States

Obama, Romney Battle for Hispanic Votes in Swing States

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and their respective allies are kicking off summer with a push to court Hispanic voters in states where Hispanics could play a decisive role in No…

Swing States: The Economies That Matter

Swing States: The Economies That Matter

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The unemployment rate in Rhode Island is 11.2 percent, but that doesn’t matter to either campaign because that blue state is a reliable win for President Obama.The same goes for Oklahoma, where the unemployment …

Obama Swing State Ad Touts First-Term Record

Obama Swing State Ad Touts First-Term Record

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama campaign is going on the air in nine battleground states this week with a new TV ad that focuses solely on the president’s record and the four accomplishments of which Democrats are most proud…

Obama ‘Summits’ Planned on 10 Swing State Campuses

Obama ‘Summits’ Planned on 10 Swing State Campuses

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(CHICAGO) — The Obama campaign is stepping up mobilization of younger voters in 10 key swing states this month, dispatching senior aides and a handful of celebrities to college campuses for “summits”…

Obama Swing State Fund Taps Wealthy to Aid Key States

Obama Swing State Fund Taps Wealthy to Aid Key States

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — President Obama’s campaign money machine has begun to funnel cash to state Democratic parties in key 2012 battlegrounds, according to Federal Election Commission filings released Tuesday.The transfers throug…

Obama Approval in Swing States Took Hit in 2011

Obama Approval in Swing States Took Hit in 2011

SAUL LOEB/AFP/G​etty Images(WASHINGTON) — No matter how much President Obama’s team of re-election strategists tries to spin it, voters across the country soured on Obama in 2011, compounding a decline in his job approval ratings that have him…

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