What are average citizens really thinking about the current election, and what it means for the issues they feel passionate about? We’ve analyzed more than 26,000 six-word speeches from our Address America project, and the need for unity is a constant theme.
In a sign that the presidential race may come down to a near tie, there are reports that Mitt Romney’s campaign has targeted a section of rural Maine that has its own electoral vote, instead of vote-rich Pennsylvania.
The real debate on Monday night wasn’t between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney: It was between their surrogates on Twitter and other social media outlets.
Lyle Denniston examines a recent case of Texas public high school cheerleaders who claim free speech allows them to use religious statements at football games.
Earlier this month in the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney made an unusual argument by modern political standards: that long-term deficit spending is not just an economic issue, but a moral one.
The pollsters at Gallup have been on the defensive after issuing tracking polls showing Mitt Romney with a significant lead over President Barack Obama. But is the poll’s own track record that much different than other polls?
Yale’s Logan Beirne looks at what George Washington would think about our staggering $16.2 trillion national debt as a central issue in the 2012 presidential election.
Shocked by the discourse of this year’s presidential campaign? Wait to your hear what happened in 1796, when the U.S. had its first contested election for commander-in-chief.
In the months before the 2012 presidential election, Americans have experienced a deluge of political campaign ads. These messages make their way to voters through social media, the web, and print formats, but it is still the television ad that offers the biggest impact.
Real Clear Politics now projects that Mitt Romney has more likely electoral votes than President Barack Obama, although Romney is well short of the 270 votes needed to win the election.