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From the LeftTone, not frequency of ads irk swing state voters
If you live in a battleground state, chances are you've seen your share of political ads this election season. They come on during prime-time network TV, pop up while you're cheering on the Buckeyes or the Broncos and they even get you when you're cruising to your favorite station on the way to work.
The reason for such a concentrated air war is that voters in swing states like Colorado and Ohio could decide the election.
"A swing state is somewhere where there are persuadable voters," said Democratic Strategist and partner...
From the RightObama has edge over Romney in three battleground states
President Barack Obama has the edge over Republican Mitt Romney in three potentially decisive states in the presidential election.
Obama tops Romney by seven percentage points among likely voters in both Ohio (49-42 percent) and Virginia (50-43 percent). In Florida, the president holds a five-point edge (49-44 percent).
Obamas lead is just outside the polls margin of sampling error in Ohio and Virginia, and within the margin of sampling error in Florida.
From the LeftHow to Solve the Swing-State Puzzle
When I first considered Barack Obamas re-election chances in this magazine, last November, he was about a 50-50 contender against the Republican field. As I noted then, this was an unusual spot for a sitting president. A year before their own re-election races, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton and both Bushes were all favored. One year out, it seemed as if things could break either way for the president in 2012.