Obama's Battleground Advantage Grows

Barack Obama

First Read: Recent polling shows Obama with an edge in key states and the president appears favored in states that total 243 Electoral Votes.

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  • More voices on Ottawa attack - Toronto Star Online
    ... will our new Canada look like as Harper takes advantage of our fears to ... know and love back is not by joining the Bush-Cheney-Obama-ISIS war ...
    10/31/2014 - 12:31 pm | View Link
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    10/31/2014 - 9:43 am | View Link
  • Tech-savvy grandma saves Kansas Democrats - Yahoo! News
    Joan Wagnon and Barack Obama supporter Stuart ... had long ago claimed a clear advantage in voter ... Kansas has become the unlikely battleground ...
    10/31/2014 - 8:44 am | View Link
  • What Really Matters to the Midterm's Persuadables - Bloomberg
    In 2012, Colorado’s 50-47 split between Obama and ... is the only Senate battleground this year where Democrats start with a base advantage.  It ...
    10/31/2014 - 6:07 am | View Link
  • What’s in a name? Political family ties may nudge wins in ... - PBS
    CLANCY DUBOS: And she’s got Barack Obama on top of that. ... JEANNE ZAINO: One key advantage: There’s nothing like a well-known name to cut
    10/31/2014 - 5:02 am | View Link
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  • Could a Republican Senate derail Obama's climate agenda?
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    10/28/2014 - 6:54 am | View Link
  • Capitol Report: Obama’s unpopularity is a boon for Senate Republicans
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    10/24/2014 - 1:18 am | View Link
  • Obama's diminished standing among women is hurting Democrats in the midterms
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    10/21/2014 - 7:37 am | View Link
  • Obama’s standing with women hurts Senate Democrats
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    10/20/2014 - 6:17 am | View Link
  • Obama’s standing with women hurts Senate Dems
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    10/19/2014 - 2:00 am | View Link
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  • RealClearPolitics
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    10/30/2014 - 1:47 am | View Website
  • Real Clear Politics
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    10/28/2014 - 11:04 pm | View Website
  • RealClearPolitics
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    10/28/2014 - 6:53 pm | View Website
  • Obama vs. Romney Electoral Map
    Maps and electoral vote counts for the 2012 presidential election. Our latest estimate has Obama at 281 electoral votes and Romney at 191.
    10/27/2014 - 5:00 pm | View Website
  • Barack Obama
    First term 2008 primaries Obama–Biden campaign Transition 1st inauguration Electoral history Presidency Timeline '09 '10 '11 '12 First 100 days Nobel Peace Prize ...
    10/27/2014 - 7:56 am | View Website
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