swing voters

  • In July of 1963, President John F. Kennedy made one trip to the Vatican during his presidency to meet with Pope Paul VI. Photo by White House
    March 27, 2014   BY Domenico Montanaro 

    With President Obama meeting with Pope Francis Thursday, it’s a good time to reexamine the importance of the Catholic vote in America. “The Catholic vote” is often looked to as a “swing vote” in American politics. But it’s not quite so simple. Continue reading

  • October 29, 2012  

    Political advertisers now have unprecedented access to online browsing data, and the presidential campaigns are using gathered information to slice and dice the electorate and engage with voters on issues that are most relevant to their lives. Hari Sreenivasan reports in collaboration with Frontline, Marketplace and Pro Publica. Continue reading

  • October 15, 2012  

    Republicans and Democrats are looking to muster the votes in key elections to take the Senate majority. Judy Woodruff talks to USA Today’s Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report’s Stu Rothenberg about campaigns in states like Missouri, Massachusetts and Virginia, and whether the majority is still in play. Continue reading

  • October 12, 2012  

    Coming off the vice presidential debate, Jeffrey Brown talks to Democratic pollster Celinda Lake and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway about the ways the presidential candidates and their running mates have or haven’t addressed issues that are important to female voters, paying particular attention to the debate performances. Continue reading

  • August 31, 2012  

    In 2008, Virginia went from an historically “red” state to “blue” when a majority of voters voted for President Obama. In 2012, the race in this state is too close to call. Ray Suarez talks to six undecided Virginians for reaction to Mitt Romney’s speech at the 2012 RNC and asks what will be the tipping point for their vote. Continue reading

  • August 22, 2012  

    Judy Woodruff talks to four journalists from swing states who are covering the election. Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson, Face to Face’s Jon Ralston, Tampa Bay Times’ Adam Smith and Ohio Public Radio and Television’s Karen Kasler discuss reaction to Paul Ryan, Akin’s remarks on rape and polls that show President Obama in the lead. Continue reading