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(Week of 10/13/2012)  Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have consistently expressed more enthusiasm about casting a ballot this fall, and while much of that enthusiasm has been anti-Obama as opposed to pro-Romney, it could help ensure that those Romney voters will get to the polls next month. Despite the Vice President’s energy ...
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(Week of 10/13/2012)  Two weeks ago, Americans expected President Barack Obama to win the first presidential debate, but they had different expectations going into  tonight’s debate. In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, just about as many thought Republican challenger Mitt Romney would win as said the President would come out ahead. After that first ...
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(Week of 10/13/2012)  Last week’s Vice Presidential debate underscored the competitiveness of this year’s presidential election: in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, the debate came close to being a draw in the eyes of the public, though Vice President Joe Biden edged out Republican nominee Congressman Paul Ryan when Americans were asked "who won" the ...
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(Week of 10/13/2012)  Once again, the presidential election is neck-and-neck, with likely voters closely divided. In this week’s Economist/YouGov Poll, 47% of likely voters say they will vote or are leaning towards voting for President Obama, while 46% are supporting Republican Mitt Romney. The gap between the two has narrowed since the first ...
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(Week of 10/6/2012)  In last Wednesday’s debate, Republican challenger Mitt Romney said , among other things, that he would cut spending to reduce the deficit. "I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird...But I’m not going to — I’m not ...
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(Week of 10/6/2012)  Despite last Friday’s somewhat stronger-than-expected jobs report, perceptions of the economy continue to pose a major challenge for President Obama’s reelection campaign. There has been little change in whether people believe the economy is improving: in last week’s Economist/YouGov Poll, 29% thought it was; now 27% do. On the other hand, ...
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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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