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President Obama’s Budget Revives Benefits as Divisive Issue

President Obama’s Budget Revives Benefits as Divisive Issue | I love AP GOPO | Scoop.it
President Obama’s proposal to trim future Medicare and Social Security benefits as part of a deficit compromise could force Democrats to take an uncomfortable stand on a measure that is unpopular with their base.
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This is interesting. Though Obama's budget seems to really aim for comprimise, it seems to have only angered both Democrats and Republicans. Democrats are upset over changes/ cuts to Social Security and Medicare, and Republicans are upset over spending. I really feel that both sides need to stop clinging to party lines and realize that to make progress both sides must make sacrifices and work together. If the cuts to Medicare and Social Security are enough to satisfy Republicans and create a shot at a passing budget, Democrats really shouldn't fight it.

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GOP Convention, Romney Speech Evoke Lukewarm Reactions

GOP Convention, Romney Speech Evoke Lukewarm Reactions | I love AP GOPO | Scoop.it
Last week's GOP convention had a minimal impact on Americans' voting intentions, and the public rated Mitt Romney's speech the least positively of any presidential nomination acceptance speech Gallup has measured since 1996.

This poll shows really bad news for Romney. The RNC did not have the impact on his ratings that the campaign needs to win over voters in swing states. The convention had the lowest percentage of respondents, (40%) say they were more likely to vote for the candidate post convention since 1984, and tied for the highest percentage, (38%) that said they were less likely to vote for the candidate. His net impact was far lower than in almost any other year since 1984.

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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 | I love AP GOPO | Scoop.it

This shows the large gap in support among Latino voters for Obama vs. Romney. within those demographics, a gap exists among Lation men and women, with women more strongly favoring the democrats.

This is not good for the Romney campaign, as the Latino population has grown considerably since the last election and are generally considered an important "swing" demographic because of the conflict between traditionally conservative social values and the usually more liberal stances on economic and immigration issues.

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