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Voice of the Voters: Hampton University

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In 2008, President Obama overwhelmingly won the youth vote--66 percent compared with Senator John McCain’s 32 percent. But will be carry the same numbers this time around? In the final days of the Election 2012 campaign, student journalists at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism explore the key issues important to youth voters in the battleground state of Virginia. Everleigh McNeil, Nakysha Haywood and Ballah Boakai report on how college-aged voters are responding to both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney’s solutions to students loan debt and unemployment.

Obama narrowly leads Romney in 3 swing states: NBC/WSJ poll

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President Obama leads Mitt Romney narrowly in three critical swing states, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

Fla. remains tough sell to end for Obama, Romney

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To the last minute, Florida is proving to be an expensive and frustrating state for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney alike, seemingly resistant to arguments that play well in Ohio, Colorado and other states.

His last race, win or lose

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President Obama looked out at the sea of shivering supporters at a chilly late-night rally here and soaked in the wave of blue campaign placards and the flashing of a thousand smartphone cameras.

Undecided voters hold the key — if they ever make up their minds

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Many factors will shape the outcome of Tuesday’s election. One of them is whether Liz Fretz gets off the fence.

The 50-year-old information-technology consultant lives in Northern Virginia, one of the hardest-fought battlegrounds in the country, and she still hasn’t made up her mind.

November, 02, 2012

Weekly Show

In our last show before Election Day, we take a look at the final campaign sprint in a close election. Also, Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern United States and influences the last week of the race. Also, a look at the new unemployment numbers. Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, New York Times; John Harris, Politico; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Amy Walter, ABC News.

Voice of the Voters: Ohio University

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President Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney have campaigned in the battleground state of Ohio more than any other state this election season. However, neither candidate has spent much time in the Appalachian region of Ohio which is the poorest economic area and has the highest unemployment rate in the state. Journalism students Sandhya Kambhampati, Keara Vickers and Seaira Christian-Daniels of E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University examine how Ohio’s Appalachia has become a blind spot and political casualty of presidential politics.

Conflicted voters consider closing arguments

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Another Friday, another jobs report and another opportunity to ask whether today's news that the economy added 171,000 new jobs while the unemployment ticked up to 7.9 percent matter all that much heading into Election Day -- now just four short days off.

The secret of Mitt Romney’s success

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If Mitt Romney wins the election, it will be because he ignored conservatives. After he won the primaries, many of the most prominent voices in the movement plead with him to run loud and proud as a conservative and to campaign overtly on conservative ideas. He never did that, and he’s ending the campaign on a moderate note, a move his strategists believe will capture the disaffected Obama voters he needs to win the election.

Super-PACs kept Romney-Obama even in $1 billion ad race

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After about $1 billion spent on more than one million presidential campaign ads -- the vast majority negative -- the race enters its final days in the same way both campaigns predicted it would a year ago: too close to call.