A new Associated Press-Gfk poll shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama, 47 percent to 45 percent, thanks mainly to his improved standing with women voters.
Romney, who trailed Obama by 16 points among women in the same survey a month ago, has now drawn even with the president, 47 to 47.(1)
Bill Clinton has cut a new ad for President Obama's re-election campaign titled "He's Got It Right."
In the straight-to-camera spot, Clinton cheerfully tells viewers how Obama's economic plans mirror the ones he successfully employed in the 1990s.
"The stuff some folks are saying about President Obama sounds kind of familiar," Clinton says.(1)
And that, even as the total number of viewers across all broadcast and cable networks was lower for this debate than for the two previous ones, with a total of 53.9 million viewers.(2)
On a conference call this morning, David Axelrod and Jim Messina, two top advisers to President Obama's re-election campaign, told reporters the recent surge from Mitt Romney puts the race right where they've always expected, and there are no plans to pull out of any battleground states.
"This race has settled into exactly where we thought it would be," said Axelrod.
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(3)
President Obama won the third and final debate last night, according to snap polls taken after he and Mitt Romney met in Boca Raton for a mostly civil sit-down on foreign policy.
In an instant poll conducted by CBS News, which was the first to be released last night, it was a blowout: 53 percent said Obama won, compared to just 23 percent for Romney.
Mitt Romney didn't seem to be trying very hard in the last presidential debate.
In Boca Raton on Oct. 22, two men with two different goals engaged in two different debates.
There wasn’t a ton of disagreement on policy—in fact, Mitt Romney seemed to go out of his way to endorse several of Barack Obama’s policies, like the use of drones.
"I was wondering what either of you would do to keep dangerous assault weapons, such as AK-47s, off the street?" asked a husky-voiced and heavily accented Long Island character named Lisa Goldstein, during a "Saturday Night Live" spoof of the recent presidential debates.
"Nothing," said Jason Sudeikas, playing Mitt Romney.
"I would also do nothing," agreed Jay Pharoah, playing Barack Obama.
The best news for President Obama in recent weeks, even as a number of battlegrounds polls have shown a shift in momentum to Mitt Romney, has always been Ohio, where the president's lead has stayed solid.
A new poll from Quinnipiac University and CBS News shows the president maintaining a five-point lead among the state's likely voters, 50 percent to 45 percent.(2)
Last month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he knew which presidential candidate he was voting for. But you got the impression, between his constant complaints about the lack of substance in the campaign and his own ideas about running, he wasn't happy about either option.
With less than three weeks left until an election about the nation's struggling economy, the Sunday shows this weekend were mostly focused abroad.
On the eve of the third and final presidential debate, about foreign policy, Democrats continued batting back Republican claims that the Obama administration tailored its response to the death of four Americans in Benghazi to fit a campaign narrative that Al Qaeda had been effectively extinguished.
Bill Clinton is obviously having a different effect this time around, from the convention-defining speech in Denver to his regularly demonstrated ability since then to advocate more effectively for the Obama agenda than Obama himself can.
At the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner tonight at the Waldorf Astoria, President Obama and Mitt Romney mostly joked about themselves and one another, but neither could resist a quick quip about Governor Andrew Cuomo.
"Let me get this straight," said Romney, who spoke first. "He's put in one term as governor, he's got a father who was governor and he thinks that's enough to run for president?"
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama made a prophet out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg by failing to talk meaningfully, or even particularly comprehensibly, about guns.(6)