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The five top trending Facebook terms in the U.S. within the last 12 hours are vote, Obama, Election Day, Romney and line. Obama is getting more than 105% more mentions than Romney.
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The five top trending Facebook terms in the U.S. within the last 12 hours are vote, Obama, Election Day, Romney and line. Obama is getting more than 105% more mentions than Romney.

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The winning presidential candidate has won Ohio in every election since 1964, and no Republican has ever won the presidency without carrying Ohio. According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Friday, President Barack Obama holds a three point advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the contest for Ohio’s 18 electoral votes. Fifty-percent of likely voters questioned in the poll say they are backing the president, with 47% supporting the former Massachusetts governor. Obama’s three-point edge is within the survey’s sampling error.
CNN Poll: Obama 50% – Romney 47% in Ohio

The winning presidential candidate has won Ohio in every election since 1964, and no Republican has ever won the presidency without carrying Ohio. According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Friday, President Barack Obama holds a three point advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the contest for Ohio’s 18 electoral votes. Fifty-percent of likely voters questioned in the poll say they are backing the president, with 47% supporting the former Massachusetts governor. Obama’s three-point edge is within the survey’s sampling error.

CNN Poll: Obama 50% – Romney 47% in Ohio

Hiring increased last month, while the unemployment rate ticked higher, according to a report released just four days before the presidential election. The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment ticked up to 7.9, from 7.8% in September, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had expected employers to add 125,000 positions in the month and unemployment to inch up to 7.9%.
October jobs report: Hiring increases, unemployment up

Hiring increased last month, while the unemployment rate ticked higher, according to a report released just four days before the presidential election. The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment ticked up to 7.9, from 7.8% in September, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had expected employers to add 125,000 positions in the month and unemployment to inch up to 7.9%.

October jobs report: Hiring increases, unemployment up

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If voter turnout stayed exactly as it did in 2008 (impossible, I know, but hear me out) then 11,000-some new voters would push Hawaii out of last place for voter participation. There are plenty of caveats, since turnout obviously won’t be the same as it was, thanks to Superstorm Sandy and a host of other factors. But my takeaway is this: Hawaii is really close. That’s an attainable goal.
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ireportcnn:

cnnchangethelist:

If voter turnout stayed exactly as it did in 2008 (impossible, I know, but hear me out) then 11,000-some new voters would push Hawaii out of last place for voter participation. There are plenty of caveats, since turnout obviously won’t be the same as it was, thanks to Superstorm Sandy and a host of other factors. But my takeaway is this: Hawaii is really close. That’s an attainable goal.

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A new CNN/ORC International poll shows an extremely tight race in Colorado. With 50% of likely voters supporting Obama and 48% backing Romney, it’s a statistical dead heat with the margin well within the survey’s sampling error. Here’s a look at the voting history in Colorado since 1964. In 10 of the last 12 elections, the winning presidential candidate won the state.
CNN Poll: Tight race in Rocky Mountain battleground

A new CNN/ORC International poll shows an extremely tight race in Colorado. With 50% of likely voters supporting Obama and 48% backing Romney, it’s a statistical dead heat with the margin well within the survey’s sampling error. Here’s a look at the voting history in Colorado since 1964. In 10 of the last 12 elections, the winning presidential candidate won the state.

CNN Poll: Tight race in Rocky Mountain battleground

The winning presidential candidate has won Florida in 11 of the past 12 elections. With eight days to go until Election Day, a new CNN/ORC International poll indicates an extremely tight race for Florida’s 29 electoral votes. 50% of likely Florida voters say they are backing Republican nominee Mitt Romney and 49% are supporting President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor’s one point margin is well within the survey’s sampling error.
CNN Poll: Romney 50% – Obama 49% in Florida

The winning presidential candidate has won Florida in 11 of the past 12 elections. With eight days to go until Election Day, a new CNN/ORC International poll indicates an extremely tight race for Florida’s 29 electoral votes. 50% of likely Florida voters say they are backing Republican nominee Mitt Romney and 49% are supporting President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor’s one point margin is well within the survey’s sampling error.

CNN Poll: Romney 50% – Obama 49% in Florida


According to CNN analysts, critical swing state North Carolina is no longer a true toss-up. The Tar Heel state is starting to lean towards Romney. Obama’s win of NC in 2008 made him the first Democrat since 1976 to carry North Carolina in a presidential election.
CNN: What does NC’s shift mean for the campaign?

According to CNN analysts, critical swing state North Carolina is no longer a true toss-up. The Tar Heel state is starting to lean towards Romney. Obama’s win of NC in 2008 made him the first Democrat since 1976 to carry North Carolina in a presidential election.

CNN: What does NC’s shift mean for the campaign?

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What a difference a state makes. Ad spending and visits by both campaigns in October - Ohio vs Hawaii. From the CNN/Google Campaign Tracker.

From our friends at CNN’s Change the List project. Hawaii has the lowest voter turnout in the country, while Ohio is a critical swing state.

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What a difference a state makes. Ad spending and visits by both campaigns in October - Ohio vs Hawaii. From the CNN/Google Campaign Tracker.

From our friends at CNN’s Change the List project. Hawaii has the lowest voter turnout in the country, while Ohio is a critical swing state.