2012 POTUS Election And More
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Polls, information, news all about this year's 2012 POTUS Election!
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Libertarian Gary Johnson says he'll be on presidential ballot in every state, by far outpacing any other third-party nominee

Libertarian Gary Johnson says he'll be on presidential ballot in every state, by far outpacing any other third-party nominee | 2012 POTUS Election And More | Scoop.it

Libertarian Gary Johnson, a third party nominee will be on the ballots of basically fifty states this year. This is important because no other third party candidate has came close to achieving that. The last third-party presidential candidate to make a significant White House run was Texan Ross Perot but that was in 1992. Winger said his counts are based on printing off candidate lists from the web pages of state election officials, specifying Connecticut, Michigan, Kansas, Colorado and New York. As of Sept. 18, 2012, it seems that Johnson will appear on the ballot in every state except Oklahoma and possibly Pennsylvania and Michigan. The Libertarian party always works hard on ballot access. Johnson is said to be on the ballot in at least 47 states compared to approximately 40 states for Stein, the Green Party candidate. 


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Mitt Romney Brings Strengths and Weaknesses to GOP Stage

Mitt Romney Brings Strengths and Weaknesses to GOP Stage | 2012 POTUS Election And More | Scoop.it

Mitt Romney speaks at the GOP convention with a 48% favorable rating but still below Barack Obama's 53%. According to the poll, Obama seems to be more likable, cares about "people like you", can manage the government effectively, and is a strong leader. However, Romney does hold an advantage on the economic issue. However, Mitt Romney's wealth might be pulling people back. Many Americans still believe that Obama will win this election, but Romney still has a chance. 

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The Latino gender gap: Latina voters prefer Obama by 53 point margin | Latino Decisions

The Latino gender gap: Latina voters prefer Obama by 53 point margin | Latino Decisions | 2012 POTUS Election And More | Scoop.it

Latina voters plan to vote for President Barack Obama by a margin of 74% to 21% for Romney. This is a 53 point gap that may be hurting the Republicans. Obama holds a solid group of Latino supporters. Right now, Hispanic women are opposed to Mitt Romney, as well as the Republican image. What's worse for the Republicans is that more Hispanic women than men are more likely to vote, thus giving their votes for the Democrats. Why is this?  Latina voters belive that the DREAM act is a priority and that it should act as a long-term solution that provides economic and employment opportunities. Crude words and sayings about immigrants has been gendered. “Anchor babies” is a slur directed at Hispanic mothers. Latinas think Democrats are better than Republicans in the sense of women’s issues. Also, abortion and contraception are not the most important to Latina and Latino voters. So, Democrats have taken positions much more favorable to Hispanic women; such as affordable health care, DREAM Act support, and Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court (in comparison to the Republicans). 

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romney_vs_obama_september_2_2012.jpg (400x300 pixels) | 2012 POTUS Election And More | Scoop.it

Seems like September is Romney's month whereas Obama was taking the lead earlier this year, especially around February. Close calls but Romney seems to gradually be moving his way up in this 2012 POTUS Election.

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