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Republican Candidate Leads President Obama in Straw Poll on Long-Term Care Insurance Support, an Issue Affecting Most Households

Republican Candidate Leads President Obama in Straw Poll on Long-Term Care Insurance Support, an Issue Affecting Most Households

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In a tight presidential race, voter sentiment on religion, race, jobs or contraception could tip the balance. Or “the decisive issue just might be a health problem that jeopardizes almost every American family,” says Jonas Roeser, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long-term care insurance agencies. “Almost 3 in 4 […]

Seven reasons President Obama could lose the election to Mitt Romney

Seven reasons President Obama could lose the election to Mitt Romney

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 — Democrats have been lulled into a fantasy that President Obama is unbeatable. It’s easy to see why. After the Republican candidates mauled each other in the primary, Mitt Romney emerged, finally, bloodied, but still on his feet, trying to make Republicans, if they couldn’t love him, to at least coalesce around him. So reluctant Republican leaders offered tepid endorsements. However, social conservatives still have their […]

France Casts Votes in First Round of Presidential Election

France Casts Votes in First Round of Presidential Election

French voter turnout held near a 33-year high in the first round of the presidential election that is almost certain to turn into a battle between President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist challenger Francois Hollande. About 70.6 percent of the voters had cast their ballots by 5:00 p.m. Paris time, the Interior Ministry said, close to the 73.9 percent at the same time in the last election. The 84 percent participation […]

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll – Obama 47, Romney 45

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll – Obama 47, Romney 45

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13 (see trends). Seventy percent (70%) of Republicans Strongly Disapprove, while 57% of Democrats Strongly Approve. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 17% Strongly Approve, […]

Who’s running for French president

Who’s running for French president

French voters choose from 10 candidates in the first round of the presidential election on Sunday. Here’s who they are: FRANCOIS HOLLANDE Hollande, 57, is the front-runner in all opinion polls ahead of the election. Leader of the Socialist Party from 1997 to 2008, he’s a career politician who has built his reputation as a manager and consensus-builder more than a visionary. He has tried to overcome his image as […]

First Gallup 2012 tracking poll: Romney 47, Obama 45

First Gallup 2012 tracking poll: Romney 47, Obama 45

Worth blogging or no? On the one hand, it’s registered voters, not likelies, and we’ve got, oh, another 200 or so of these to go before election day. On the other hand, go look at BuzzFeed’s historical comparison. Incumbents always start out ahead — until now. For some reason they omit 1984, but Conn Carroll has that number: Reagan led Mondale by fully 13 points in April that year. Not […]

Romney Leads In Gallup Daily Tracking Poll Debut

Romney Leads In Gallup Daily Tracking Poll Debut

Kyle Leighton April 16, 2012, 2:59 PM Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 2 points among registered voters in the first 2012 iteration of Gallup’s daily presidential tracking poll. The international polling firm has perhaps the largest influence in tracking American public opinion. “The race breaks down into the expected patterns by party, with 90% of Democrats supporting Obama, and 90% of Republicans supporting Romney,” Gallup wrote in its analysis. […]

Election 2012: Romney 45%, Obama 39%

Election 2012: Romney 45%, Obama 39%

Mitt Romney has now jumped to his biggest lead ever over President Obama in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup. It’s also the biggest lead a named Republican candidate has held over the incumbent in Rasmussen Reports surveying to date. The latest national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the former Massachusetts governor, while 39% prefer the president. Ten percent (10%) like some other candidate in the […]

2012 Presidential Matchups – Cain 43%,  Obama 41%

2012 Presidential Matchups – Cain 43%, Obama 41%

Whether Herman Cain’s surge in the polls is temporary or has staying power, he’s enjoying a big enough bounce to take a very slight lead over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. At the moment, the Georgia businessman is the only Republican with a lead of any kind over Obama, although former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has held a similar advantage several times and is currently trailing the president […]

2012 Presidential Matchups – Cain Trails Obama by Only 5 Points

2012 Presidential Matchups – Cain Trails Obama by Only 5 Points

Herman Cain did well in last week’s GOP debate and won a decisive straw poll victory in Florida, but his numbers in a general election match-up against President Obama are little changed. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds that Obama earns 39% support while Cain attracts 34%. In that match-up, 14% prefer some other candidate, and 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click […]