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Hispanic Voters Put Other Issues Before Immigration

Hispanic Voters Put Other Issues Before Immigration

PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. Hispanics prioritize immigration, healthcare, and unemployment to equal degrees, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll asking about the importance of six national policy issues. Twenty percent of Hispanics each mention one of the top three issues as mattering most to them, while 17% name economic growth, 11% name the gap between the rich and poor, and 7% name the federal budget deficit. Hispanic registered voters, [...]

Utah conducts last primaries before parties’ big dances

Utah conducts last primaries before parties’ big dances

The primary/caucus season draws to a close Tuesday as Utah voters select the final batch of candidates for the November election. The Texas primary pushed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney across the 1,144-delegate threshold needed to secure the nomination at the Republican National Convention in August in Tampa, Fla. All major candidates save for Ron Paul abandoned their campaigns. Paul, the U.S. representative from Texas, said he wasn’t actively [...]

A breakdown of the most recent Obama versus Romney polls

A breakdown of the most recent Obama versus Romney polls

Over the last week, four new national polls have been released on the 2012 presidential race. As seen below, the polls vary widely. At the two extremes, there is an 18-point swing between the Rasmussen Reports poll showing Mitt Romney ahead, and a Bloomberg poll showing President Obama with a large lead. The following article attempts to go beyond a mere listing of polls by providing some analysis as to [...]

Bloomberg Pollster Defends Survey Showing Obama With Big Lead

Bloomberg Pollster Defends Survey Showing Obama With Big Lead

Bloomberg pollster J. Ann Selzer ignited something of a political firestorm this week when her national survey for the news organization showed President Obama leading GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney among likely voters by 13 points, 53-40 percent. Most recent polls have shown the race much closer. Some have Obama with a slight lead, others have Romney up by a little. A Pew Research Center poll released Thursday, for example, [...]

The Obama-Romney Matchup: Closer Than You Think

The Obama-Romney Matchup: Closer Than You Think

Polls Suggest a November Nail-Biter Still wondering if this year’s presidential election will be close?  Well, how about a look at the latest Gallup polling numbers over the last several days. Since the beginning of June, the key numbers in the Gallup Daily Tracking poll are 46 and 45 percent.  In that time period, President Obama scored 46 percent support on six days, to 45 percent for Mitt Romney, his [...]