Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, according to network projections. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the…
Voters in Georgia on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 16 Electoral votes, according to early results.
In a move that fell in line with expectations, Mitt Romney was projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Georgia and spent more time visiting the Peach State to raise money. The state has been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in Georgia state, which has had a higher than average unemployment rate. Turnout was strong in Georgia and early voting was almost as popular this year as four years ago. …
Republican challenger Mitt Romney had slim lead over President Barack Obama.
In Gallup Poll's last election survey, Gov. Mitt Romney is leading by a slim margin at 49 percent to President Barack Obama's 48 percent. The final survey shows Romney with a 10-percent point lead among men (53 percent to 43 percent). Obama is leading by nearly the same margin among women (52 percent to 44 percent). "The two are roughly tied among independents -- 46 percent favor Obama and 45 percent Romney. Each candidate has the strong support of his own party, with 96 percent of Republicans backing Romney and 93 percent of Democrats supporting Obama," according to the Gallop survey. Gallup claims a statistical tie among likely voters which means a "very close battle in the national popular vote." Gallup concludes that a "turnout of …
Charter school amendment appears headed for win.
UPATE 5:50 pm If you are in line to vote at 7 pm, you will get to vote even though the polls close then. Tens of thousands of Fulton County voters have already cast ballots today. Turnout is especially high for today’s General Election, as it is in most Presidential election years. It's too early to know how this year compares to 2008. In the evening after traditional work hours, peak turnout is anticipated, and tens of thousands of additional voters could exercise their right to vote. Fulton County elections officials released a statement advising that voters who are in line at 7 pm will be allowed to vote under Georgia law. As provided by Georgia law, voters who are over age 75 or who have a disability are eligible to ask to move ahead …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Here are the latest Gallop poll results on the race between Obama and Romney.
If history is to repeat itself, then the voters that put President Barack Obama in the White House are likely to be the ones who will keep him there for another four years. According to the latest Gallop poll, the "2012 electorate looks like 2008 ... the key elements of President Obama's electoral coalition, such as racial minorities, women, young adults, and postgraduates will likely turn out at rates similar to those in 2008." The number of non-white voters has risen due to the growth of that segment of the population over the past decade. Gallop reports that "the percentage of non-white voters, now 20 percent, has risen significantly since 2004 (15 percent). The report says the outcome of the election may "hinge more on how groups vote …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Not surprisingly, Republican respondents said Mitt Romney won and Democrats said Barack Obama won. But Democratic respondents were much stronger in their opinion.
Your view of Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy may come down to who you already supported for president. A Patch flash poll of influential Republicans and Democrats in Georgia found that opinions on who won generally fell along party lines: Republicans thought Gov. Mitt Romney was the winner and Democrats thought President Barack Obama prevailed. It was a strong contrast to the first time the candidates faced off on Oct. 3, when the consensus of both parties was that Obama looked bored or annoyed and that Romney succeeded in presenting himself as presidential. Republican respondents said they felt Romney won the final debate, with 26.7 percent saying it was “by a wide margin” and 40 percent “by a slim margin.” Another …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Monday night was the final face-off for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney before the election. Who do you think won? And do you think it will affect the election?
The presidential candidates met tonight for their third and final debate in the campaign season. This time, the topic was foreign policy. What did you think of the discussion? Was anyone a clear winner? And will it affect the outcome of the election? Coming to us on a mobile device? If you can't see the blog above, you can review the discussion at this RSS feed.
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney took pot shots at each other again Thursday night at the Albert E. Smith Annual Dinner, but this time it was in jest - sort of.
Monday, October 22, 2012
If you missed the stand up comedy routines of President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney at the Albert E. Smith Annual Dinner on Thursday, you missed something worthwhile. After seeing them go at each other in a not so nice way in Tuesday's debate, it was a refreshing change to see a lighter side of both candidates. The jabs, however, were still there. The delivery was just less caustic. If you missed it, you can click on each of the YouTube videos attached. The general consensus on the debates seems to be that Romney took the first one and Obama the second -- giving them a tie. So before we get into Monday's tie-breaker, who do you think wins in the stand-up area? Who was the better stand up comic at last week's Albert E. Smith Annual …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney is Monday, Oct. 22, at 9 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Nearly 66 million people tuned in on Oct. 16 to watch the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Hundreds of comments were made during the debate on Patch's CoverItLive blog. Analysts and pollsters declared Romney the winner -- who will come out on top in their next and final face-off? Here's the schedule: Topic: Foreign policy Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets) Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS) The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Did either candidate get a bounce? Let us know what you think. And if you missed the debate, you can review the discussion on our live blog below.
Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama faced off for the second time on Tuesday. The candidates debated in a town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy. The debate was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and was sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The moderator was CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. Who do you think did the best job of making his case to the American people? Tell us what you think in the comments area below. See Also: So Who Won the First Presidential Debate? Biden-Ryan Vice Presidential Debate: Who Won?