November 1, 2012 Win or lose on Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has already made history as the first Mormon to win a major party presidential nomination. But has his race for the White House changed Americans' perceptions and stereotypes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
November 1, 2012 Yes, another poll. But this one could make both Democrats and Republicans smile.
October 30, 2012 Any polls taken after the storm, and while millions of Americans' lives remain disrupted, carry with them a very real potential for accuracy problems, says an expert on public opinion research. In fact, he says the presidential election survey world now needs to be divided into before and after Sandy.
October 26, 2012 Each of the 30 states to consider constitutional amendments that would outlaw such unions has adopted the ban. That may change on Election Day, when voters in Maryland, Washington, Maine and Minnesota make their decision on whether to recognize gay marriage.
October 25, 2012 Republicans retain hopes for a Senate takeover, but comments about rape and abortion by candidates in Missouri and Indiana aren't helping. The GOP needs to gain four seats to control the Senate if President Obama wins; three seats if Republican Mitt Romney emerges the presidential victor on Nov. 6.
October 24, 2012 Obama won easily in 2008, and Democrats have a commanding voter registration lead and ground-game advantages. But despite challenges, some of them attributed to the actions of Ron Paul loyalists, the Romney campaign is relying on an unorthodox strategy to take the Silver State.
October 19, 2012 Four years ago, 56 percent of female voters cast their ballots for Barack Obama. But with a recent poll showing him tied with Mitt Romney among women, Obama has been working anew to sway the demographic seen as key to his hold on the White House. Romney has been working to stop him.
October 17, 2012 A group who gathered Tuesday in Las Vegas to watch the presidential debate saw a base-rousing spectacle of Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's dislike for each other.
October 16, 2012 With eyes on the presidential debate in New York, we decided to turn ours to the swing state of Nevada, where President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney are battling mightily over the state's small but crucial trove of six electoral votes. We caught up with three voters we first met last winter.
October 12, 2012 Tom Barnes, a retired grain farmer born in Ohio, is a Fox News conservative. His daughter, Becky, who's turned part of the big family farm south of Columbus into an organic vegetable operation, is an Obama Democrat. They try not to talk politics, but during the vice presidential debate, they did. And then some.
October 11, 2012 The Ohio race — and, quite possibly the national contest — could be decided in the Columbus area, particularly in the "collar" counties that surround the big university town. And the polls have tightened since the first presidential debate.
October 10, 2012 Vice President Biden and the Republican hoping to replace him, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, face off for their sole debate Thursday in Danville, Ky. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the two men.
October 5, 2012 Obama's path to capturing Virginia again remains far from certain in a dead-heat race with Mitt Romney, whose White House dreams rely heavily on securing the state's 13 electoral votes. And the state's race between two well-regarded former governors could determine control of the U.S. Senate.
October 4, 2012 In Virginia, the consensus of a small group of undecided voters was that Republican Mitt Romney won the debate, putting together a more "focused and sincere" performance," while President Obama "seemed to be struggling to make his point."
September 27, 2012 New polls suggest the percentage of women voting for President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney could reach historic levels. The surprise? The divide is attributed primarily to this year's size-of-government debate, not to a focus on social issues like abortion and reproductive rights.