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(Week of 10/6/2012)  In recent weeks, it appeared that the gap in voter enthusiasm between Romney and Obama supporters was closing. While enthusiasm numbers throughout the summer indicated that Romney voters were more likely to make it to the polls on election day, the closing of the gap throughout September suggested that Obama ...
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(Week of 10/6/2012)  There is little doubt that Mitt Romney’s strong debate performance (and Barack Obama’s weak one) last week helped to reshape the race in Romney’s favor. But did the former Massachusetts Governor’s debate performance help to change some negative perceptions that Americans had of Romney prior to the debate, in areas such ...
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(Week of 10/6/2012)  Last week, before the first presidential debate, the President held a five-point lead among likely voters in November’s election (the lead was eight points among all registered voters), and appeared headed towards victory. But Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s strong performance in that debate helped his campaign and has tightened the race ...
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(Week of 9/29/2012)   Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney hoped to useWednesday’s debate to change the trajectory of the Presidential race. Did he succeed? Results from the weekly Economist/YouGov poll, conducted before the debates, suggest that Romney’s main obstacles going into the debate involved negative perceptions of the candidate as a person, in particular his ...
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(Week of 9/29/2012)   The President has spent the last few years with a sagging approval rating, and the perception that the economy — the country’s most important problem — is in bad shape. Recent Economist/YouGov Polls suggest that assessment may be changing —and in Obama’s favor, though there is still a great deal ...
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(Week of 9/29/2012)   On the cusp of last night’s first Presidential debate, results from the latest Economist/YouGov Poll (conducted between Saturday, September 29th and Monday, October 1st) show President Barack Obama maintaining a lead over challenger Mitt Romney. 49% of likely voters said they would vote or were leaning towards voting for the ...
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(Week of 9/22/2012)   Americans expect changes in the country’s position in the world if Mitt Romney were to be elected President, but they are more likely to see a negative impact than a positive one when it comes to the respect other nations give the U.S., according to the latest Economist/YouGov Poll. 42% ...
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(Week of 9/22/2012)   When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told supporters at a closed fundraiser in May that he wouldn’t get support from the 47% who pay no taxes and feel "entitled" to government assistance, he didn’t expect those comments to be made public. But last week, after they were, eight in ten ...
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(Week of 9/22/2012)   The President continues to lead his Republicans challenger in the presidential race — as he has since the conventions. That lead has remained steady: in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, 48% of registered voters favor Democratic President Barack Obama, 43% support Mitt Romney, the Republican. The gap in enthusiasm between Romney ...
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