With the 2012 presidential election promising to be one of the closest in history, President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney are bombarding voters in swing states with a flurry of ads and personal appearances in an attempt to gain an edge in the Electoral College delegate count.
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It’s less than five weeks until Election Day — sort of. Millions of Americans will have voted before Nov. 8 by absentee or early ballot. For many voters (up to 40 percent of the total electorate, by some calculations), only a week or two remains to persuade them to change their minds. In the wake of his rotten debate performance and more than week-long downward spiral, Donald Trump is now behind by a small but clear margin nationally and in a series of swing states, raising the question: Is there time for a comeback?
Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 election to President Barack Obama, has been traveling the country making appearances on behalf of Republican candidates in this year's midterm election. At one of these events in Nebraska on Monday evening, Romney unleashed a scathing assault on the "terrible" Obama administration.
A new poll from CNN and ORC International that was released on Sunday found President Barack Obama would have a hard time if he had to face off against Mitt Romney again. The poll showed 53% of Americans would vote for Romney and just 44% for Obama if "for some reason a presidential election were being held today."
This election is all over but the final tally. I expect the winner to be announced soon after the West coast voting is closed.
The networks would all have you believe the election is a toss-up. For example, the Wall Street Journal just today reports Obama and Romney Deadlocked, Polls Show.
Foot-in-mouth disease appears to be as least as important than the economy. Thanks to the former, as well as Mitt Romney's completely inept handling of independent voters, it will be extremely difficult if not impossible for Romney to win the presidential election in November.
Romney Casts Off 47% of Voters
Every other week or so, Romney seems to make a major gaff of some sort. His recent flip-flops on Obamacare are a case-in-point.
In the latest Gallup national poll, Romney's edge has dropped to 1% (49% to 48%) with 3% undecided. In mid-October, Romney has as high as a 5% edge.
Romney's Debate-Period Surge May Have Run Its Course