October 30, 2012 The effects of the superstorm could hurt turnout in traditionally blue states, limiting the popular vote for President Obama. But if Obama's response to the disaster is looked upon favorably, the opposition might be less motivated to turn out.
October 29, 2012 At a time when both presidential campaigns would typically be hitting all the swing states, some were off limits owing to Hurricane Sandy. Still, with only a week left before the election, the campaigns both had to find ways to continue their efforts while heeding Hurricane Katrina's lessons.
October 29, 2012 A new Pew Research Center poll shows that among likely voters, the race is now a statistical dead heat with both President Obama and Mitt Romney receiving 47 percent support. And while Obama holds a slight edge among those registered to vote, a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats say they actually plan to do so.
October 29, 2012 President Obama urged Americans in Sandy's path Monday to "please listen" to local officials, and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, urged help for those affected by the superstorm. The two candidates also canceled campaign events Monday and Tuesday.
October 27, 2012 The Iowa paper favored Barack Obama for president in 2008 and hasn't endorsed a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1972. "The president's best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short," the Register writes.
October 27, 2012 Surveys taken in many foreign countries show Barack Obama is widely preferred over Mitt Romney. But in Israel, Romney appears far more popular.
October 26, 2012 President Obama did better with white voters four years ago than most Democratic presidential candidates in recent decades. Polls show he won't repeat that success. But the growth in nonwhite voters the past four years means he has a way to overcome the loss.
October 26, 2012 Mitt Romney's pledge to add 12 million jobs to the economy over four years may sound like a very big number, especially coming out of a deep recession followed by three years of lackluster job growth. But some economists say it's realistic, and even if President Obama wins re-election.
October 26, 2012 Some critics are puzzled by Mitt Romney's opposition to the Affordable Care Act because the law is a close cousin of the measure he signed while governor of Massachusetts. But others counter that the private sector is best left to make the changes imposed by President Obama's signature achievement.
October 25, 2012 The former secretary of state and retired general, a Republican, also endorsed then-Sen. Barack Obama's presidential bid in 2008. "I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on," he said on CBS This Morning.
October 24, 2012 President Obama and Mitt Romney were in some of the same swing states Wednesday. Obama accused the Republican of having "Romnesia" for dropping past policy positions with ease. Romney showed no forgetfulness, however, when it came to keeping up his steady line of economic attacks against Obama.
October 24, 2012 An Obama campaign ad airing in swing states referencing the 2000 Florida recount uses memorable images of the days following the election to encourage supporters to vote. It calls 537 "the number of votes that changed the course of American history."
October 23, 2012 The biggest "whopper" involved Mitt Romney's claim that President Obama went on an "apology tour." But the president is also getting some dings for stretching some truths.
October 19, 2012 Utah could give Mitt Romney his largest margin on Election Day, but the state's biggest newspaper is rooting for his rival. The Tribune's editorial board says the Romney it praised for turning around the 2002 Olympics is not the same Romney running for president in 2012.