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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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(Week of 9/22/2012)   Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s recent release of his 2011 tax returns was noticed by most Americans, half of whom accurately state his effective tax rate. In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, 51% said Romney paid between 10% and 15% of his income to the federal government. Romney’s 2011 effective tax rate ...
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(Week of 9/15/2012)   In political science classes, professors often teach that presidential candidates move to the right or left during primary campaigns but back to the center during the general election campaign. But, at least based on the perceptions of ordinary Americans, that’s not what’s happening in this campaign. According to results from weekly ...
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(Week of 9/15/2012)   Enthusiasm about voting for president has gone up this week among both Obama and Romney supporters, though the bigger jump has occurred among Obama supporters. As a result, Obama supporters have nearly made up the gap in enthusiasm between the two sides that has been a hallmark of the presidential ...
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(Week of 9/15/2012)   President Obama’s post-convention bounce has lasted longer than one week, according to the latest Economist/YouGov poll. In this weeks poll, 9% of registered voters say they will vote or are leaning towards voting for President Obama this fall, while 44% plan to support his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. This spread ...
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(Week of 9/15/2012)   After Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized President Obama’s handling of the protests in the Middle East and the killing of the American Ambassador to Libya last week, many expected the developments to have an adverse effect on the Romney campaign. But the latest Economist/YouGov Poll suggests that opinions of the ...
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(Week of 9/8/2012)   While the presidential election is officially a fifty-state affair, our electoral college system forces presidential campaigns to spend nearly all of their resources and time on the small fraction of states that are not in the bag for either presidential candidate. These "battleground" states enjoy countless candidate visits and huge ...
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