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Romney faces twofold challenge in getting campaign back on track

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As Mitt Romney struggles to put a cascade of missteps behind him, the Republican presidential nominee faces a twofold challenge: first, to steer the conversation back to the economy, and second, to prevent his recent difficulties from curdling into a perception that the race is becoming unwinnable.

Romney’s ‘47 percent' talk explains his struggles with swing voters

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On pure philosophy alone, Mitt Romney’s Mother Jones moment offers two revealing glimpses into why he’s trailing President Obama even in a listless economy. Both revolve around how swing voters view economic policy.

PBS NewsHour: Poll Numbers Sliding, Mitt Romney Plans to Offer Policy Specifics

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In an effort to combat sliding poll numbers, the Romney Campaign announced that Mitt Romney would address voters' hunger for specificity, planning to give more detail on parts of his policy platform. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today's Susan Page and the Washington Post's Dan Balz on whether this strategy shift can win over voters.

Poll: Obama holds narrow edge over Romney

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President Obama holds a narrow three-point advantage over Mitt Romney among Americans most likely to vote in November, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

Obama has clear leads over Romney, new polls show

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President Obama has opened clear leads over Mitt Romney in three critical battlegrounds of the November election, according to new polls by NBC News, The Wall Street Journal, and Marist College.

Poll: Obama, Romney neck-and-neck ahead of party conventions

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The Republican National Convention opens this week with President Obama and presumptive nominee Mitt Romney running evenly, with voters more focused on Obama’s handling of the nation’s flagging economy than on some issues dominating the political debate in recent weeks.

Obama and Romney battle for campaign edge in Iowa, Colorado

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President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney traded barbs over the economy and women's rights on Wednesday, each seeking an edge in critical states that could tip the result of the November 6 election.

Political Perceptions: The Vanishing Undecideds

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So the early narrative about the 2012 presidential campaign was that Mitt Romney would have to move to the right to win his party’s nomination and then move to the center, which would force Barack Obama to risk angering the left in his party to fight with Mr. Romney for the voters of the block of undecided voters in the middle who would decide the outcome in November.

Santorum Fights Back Against Romney in Detroit

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Republican White House hopeful Rick Santorum defended himself against attacks from Mitt Romney on Thursday as his hopes rose of dealing a heavy blow in Michigan to his main rival, who was the party front-runner before falling behind in national polls.
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Former Senator Rick Santorum speaks in Novi, MI (CNN)

Polls Show Rick Santorum Virtually Tied with Mitt Romney Nationally

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With two new polls showing underdog Rick Santorum gaining on front-runner Mitt Romney among Republicans nationally, the contenders for the GOP presidential nomination are taking advantage of a lull between primary contests to stockpile resources and rally supporters for the next phase of the race.
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