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The 8-percent rule: Can Obama win with high unemployment?

Nov 5, 2012
Since World War II, incumbent presidents have been defeated in election years when the unemployment rate is above 7.5 percent. What does that mean for President Obama and October's 7.9 percent unemployment rate?
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

So what can $6 billion buy you?

Nov 5, 2012
The price of this year's campaign spending is what Americans spend every year renting DVDs.
Posted In: campaign spending, 2012 election

On the fence: A small business owner from Virginia

Nov 5, 2012
With less than a day to go until the nation selects a new president, small business owner Brett Fry's vote will go to the party that will be good stewards of the armed forces.
Posted In: Small Business, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 2012 election, military

Obama slammed by attack ads in final weekend of campaign

Nov 5, 2012
Outside spending the weekend before Election Day tops $73 million
Posted In: 2012 election, super PACs, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

News organizations want to be right -- and fast

Nov 5, 2012
The race among the news media to be first to declare states for President Obama or Gov. Romney will be intense. And yet, accuracy is also important. How will news organizations balance the two on election night?
Posted In: news, 2012 election

Jorge Ramos on the candidates, immigration, and the Latino vote

Nov 5, 2012
Jorge Ramos, anchor for Univision News, shares his take on what matters most to Latino voters this election and where the presidential candidates stand on the issue of immigration.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Latino voters, Immigration

Exit pollster reduces size of survey in non-swing states

Nov 5, 2012
Edison Research will divert resources from largely predictable states to swing states, 'where the news is.'
Posted In: voters, polls, swing state

Education, economy help undecideds make their choice

Nov 5, 2012
Loudoun County, Virginia fence-sitters explain what got them to commit.
Posted In: swing state, Virginia, Education, gas prices

Local advertisers long to reclaim airwaves

Nov 5, 2012
Shut out for months by political commercials, businesses face more pain when they can resume local TV ads: High rates due to pent-up demand.
Posted In: Political ads, swing state

On the fence: A small business owner wants her candidate to say the right thing

Nov 2, 2012
Marketing strategist Olalah Njenga is hoping her candidate will give her the "how" so she can give him her vote.
Posted In: Small Business, 2012 election, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

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