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Friday, October 26, 2012

Just 11 Days To Go Until Election Day

With just 11 days to go until the 2012 election for the presidency, candidate Mitt Romney and sitting president Barack Obama, along with their wives and veeps (present and aspiring) are hitting key swing states to make a near final last ditch effort. 

Our friends over at The Hill sums up the touring schedule quite nicely.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan hold a campaign rally in North Canton, Ohio, at 7:15 p.m., where Romney will make what his campaign is billing as a major address on the economy.

Romney will also hold a campaign rally in Ames, Iowa, at noon. And Ryan will also make a stop in Huntsville, Ala.

President Obama will be in Washington, where he'll make a stop by the Democratic National Committee headquarters. He'll also tape interviews with “The Michael Smerconish Show," with MTV, and with American Urban Radio Networks.

Vice President Biden will be campaigning in Wisconsin with stops in Oshkosh and Kenosha.

Jill Biden will be campaigning in New Hampshire with stops in Concord, Berlin, Conway and Laconia.

Ann Romney will be campaigning in Virginia with stops in Williamsburg and Richmond.

Michelle Obama will make campaign stops in San Diego, Calif., and Las Vegas.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will be campaigning for Romney in Virginia.

The race has been getting closer, with Mitt Romney, in some polls, taking the lead - edging out President Obama in some states, while other polls show the president in the lead. 

Oh, those ever changing polls.  Who can keep up?

Again, we turn to The Hill magazine, who has been keeping up.  As of today, Thursday, October 26, 2012.

A new poll finds Mitt Romney erasing President Obama’s lead among female voters and pulling ahead nationally with under two weeks to Election Day. Romney holds 47 percent support from likely voters to Obama's 45 percent in the latest AP-GfK poll. Among women, Romney is even with Obama; both candidates attract 47 percent support. That figure is a sharp turnaround from the same poll last month, which showed Obama with a 16-point advantage.

Obama and Romney are tied in the critical battleground state of Michigan at 47 percent, according to a Foster-McCollum-White-Baydoun poll.

Obama leads Romney in the critical battleground state of Virginia, 51 percent to 46, according to a survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling.

Two additional surveys from Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling (PPP) show Obama ahead of Romney in swing states Iowa and Wisconsin. In Iowa, Obama takes 49 percent support over Romney's 47. In Wisconsin, PPP shows Obama with a bigger lead than he enjoys in most other recent polls, 51 percent to 45 over Romney.

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