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.
September 21, 2012 Republican dreams of taking control of the U.S. Senate in November have been declared all but dead over the past several days by prognosticators pointing to trouble facing the party in unexpected places. But a noted analyst of Senate races says much could change between now and Election Day.
September 19, 2012 Obama's lead at this point in the race is "stronger than the last three winning presidential candidates," says Pew's president. Only Bill Clinton, running in both 1992 and 1996, had bigger leads in mid-September.
September 19, 2012 Some Republicans believe there are many potential voters who will embrace Mitt Romney's larger point about government entitlements, which he made during a surreptitiously taped fundraiser.
September 18, 2012 Republican Mitt Romney's characterization of 47 percent of Americans as people who believe they are victims may hurt him in the short run. His problem: There's not much more campaign left than a short run. Here's a look at how the controversy is playing in eight battleground states.