October 2, 2012 In another demonstration of how different the partisan lenses are through which voters view the political landscape, a new poll finds most Democrats dismiss the notion of pollster bias in surveys showing President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney. Republicans, by and large, believe it.
October 2, 2012 In this year's presidential election, more than 1 out of every 10 eligible voters is Hispanic, and Hispanic political clout is growing. But while Spanish-language ad spending by the campaigns is eight times what was spent in 2008, that spending has been focused mainly on just seven media markets.
October 2, 2012 Certain things always get attention during a presidential contest, including debates and gaffes. They don't really matter, one political scientist suggests.
October 2, 2012 Can't wait for the presidential debate? We offer a "Pop-Up Politics" virtual face-off over key issues in the election. We've added pop-up bubbles to stump speeches to give context to the candidates' statements on the war in Afghanistan, energy and the economy.
October 2, 2012 Officials can still ask for identification, the judge rules, but cannot invalidate anyone's vote for lack of an ID card.
October 2, 2012 Despite millions of troubled mortgages around the country, housing hasn't been a major issue in the presidential race so far. Based on what they have said, President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have more in common than their rhetoric suggests, an analyst says.
October 2, 2012 Religion figured prominently in the last two presidential races, but is virtually absent from the 2012 campaign. After invoking faith throughout his first presidential bid, President Obama now barely mentions God. Similarly, rival Mitt Romney refers to religion in only the vaguest of terms.