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2012 presidential race all tied up: NBC/WSJ poll

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Two weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked at 47 percent among likely voters in the race for the White House, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

October 19, 2012

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As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for their final debate, the roundtable analyzes the fiesty, second debate, the ever-tightening poll numbers, and the issues that are most important in the countdown to Election Day. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; Amy Walter, ABC News; Charles Babington, Associated Press. 

 

Candidates zero in on Ohio as Romney gains in polls

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On Monday night, President Obama sounded like a candidate digging deeper for a late burst of speed and prepared to lean into the tape at a photo finish in November. Post-debate polls indicate Mitt Romney has edged past the president among likely voters, including in the Midwest, and on Tuesday both men rededicated themselves to the contest in Ohio with less than a month left in the race.

Romney’s Big Night

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When Barack Obama entered the debate hall at the University of Denver Wednesday night, the air was clear and warm. When he left, the winds where whipping and the temperature had dropped 20 degrees. Coincidentally, that was also the same number of undecided voters who thought the president had a good debate. In two different polls of undecided voters by CNN and CBS, Obama received grim reviews. In the CBS poll, 46 percent thought Romney had done the better job. Only 22 percent thought Obama prevailed. In the CNN poll, 67 percent thought Romney had performed well.

Obama, Romney in tight race nationally as first debate looms

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On the eve of their first presidential debate, President Obama leads or is at parity with Mitt Romney on virtually every major issue and attribute in what remains a competitive general election, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

ANALYSIS: Raising the stakes, lowering expectations

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Will Mitt Romney get the game changer he needs in next week's presidential debate?

Political perceptions: bad data, upbeat voters

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Polls suggest rising optimism among Americans about the near-term course of the U.S. economy at the same time that economic forecasters are turning pessimistic and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is so worried about persistently high unemployment that he is unleashing another big, and controversial, round of bond-buying to try to boost the economy.

September 21, 2012

Weekly Show

As Mitt Romney ends a tough week by releasing another year of tax returns, we look at the effects of the leaked “47 percent” video on his campaign. Also, we sift through the recent onslaught of polls in the countdown to November. Joining Gwen:  John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Gloria Borger, CNN; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Sam Youngman of Reuters.

 

In a tight Race, Obama draws on the levers of his power

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For months, government lawyers and economists worked behind the scenes to develop a trade case against China. Then last month came a eureka moment: They confirmed the existence of a Chinese subsidy program for automobiles and parts that in their view violated international trade rules. They finished a complaint, circulated it among agencies and proposed a time frame for filing.

A ray of hope

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Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.