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Whoa.New Obama memo

Tweet from Ari Melber

Ari Melber ‏@AriMelber
Whoa. New Obama memo: Campaign almost doubled its voter registrations in battlegrounds compared to 08.


Israel's Top Newspaper Endorses President Obama

Obama is good for Israel
Haaretz Editorial | Nov.02, 2012 | 4:21 AM

The outcome of the elections will be determined by the voters' decision as to which of the two candidates is good for America. But if any of them are vacillating in their vote over whether Obama has been a good president for Israel, the answer is yes.
Tens of millions of Americans will go to the polls on Tuesday to vote for a president and vice president. It will be an important day for American democracy. This will be the Americans' day, but the outcome of the elections will impact the entire world.

For Americans in general, and American Jews in particular, the United States' attitude toward Israel is just one of many factors to consider - among internal and foreign affairs, the economy and defense - when casting their vote.
But for various reasons, Republican candidate Mitt Romney has made incumbent President Barack Obama's policy toward Israel a hot-button issue in the campaign. One of those reasons is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's open support for Romney, who like him enjoys the patronage of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. Obama has been accused of taking a cool and hostile stance in relation to Israel on several issues, from Iran to Palestine. Romney promises a warmer, more supportive approach.

Indeed, one would hope the realization of Romney's wishes would further advance Washington-Jerusalem relations, in the tradition of all recent U.S. administrations, both Republican and Democrat. But a deeper examination of the core issues comprising the two countries' relations - devoid of political and personal interests - reveals no grounds for portraying Obama in a negative light.
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Obama for America Tweet President Clinton to Raleigh NC tomorrow!

Obama for America NC ‏@OFA_NC
TOMORROW: President Clinton will be coming to Raleigh for a grassroots event. Stay tuned for more info!

Tweet from ED Schultz this morning

Ed Schultz @WeGotEd

32 months of private sector job growth with zero Republican help...the country runs without them, so why vote for them ..

Democrats Pulling in Sporadic Florida Voters

Democrats Pulling In Sporadic Florida Voters
November 01, 2012

A Democratic operative sent the Tampa Bay Times some data on the early vote in Florida so far "to make the point that President Obama is crushing Mitt Romney when it comes to banking the votes of sporadic and infrequent voters before election day."

"So far more than 3 million Floridians have cast a ballot by absentee, mail-in ballot or in-person early vote ballot. Democrats lead by more than 60,000 votes, but it's the unlikely voter numbers that jump out: Of the nearly 414,000 Floridians who did not vote in the last three general elections, Democrats have an advantage of more than 53,000 votes. Of the more than 482,000 Floridians who have only voted in one of the last three general elections, Democrats lead by more than 77,000 -- a total of more than 132,000."


Rmoney to Flood Victim: Go Home and Call 211

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted: 09/01/2012 12:29 am Updated: 09/01/2012 4:45 pm

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney launched the final leg of his quest for the White House by visiting storm-battered Louisiana on Friday. He drove through a town that was flooded by Hurricane Isaac in part because it's still outside the vast flooding protection system built with federal funds after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

Romney and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) spent close to an hour meeting with first responders and local officials. Romney shook hands with National Guardsmen outside the U.S. Post Office and talked with a local resident, Jodie Chiarello, 42, who lost her home in Isaac's flooding.

Chiarello said she told Romney, "I lost everything" and that the presidential contender advised her on how to get assistance. "He said that he was going to do the best that he could for us," she said.
"He just told me to, um, there's assistance out there," Chiarello said of her conversation with Romney. "He said, go home and call 211." That's a public service number offered in many states.

Chiarello said she will likely seek some other shelter because her home was submerged in the flooding. She expressed frustration about the town's lack of flood protection.

"We live outside the levee protection that's why we get all this water because they close the floodgates up front and all they're doing is flooding us out down here," she said. "It's very frustrating, very. We go through Katrina and Rita and now we're going through Cindy, Lee and now Isaac."

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Early Voting Drawing Crowds in Several States Maddow Blog (Heavy)

Rachel Maddow MSNBC ‏@maddow
Photos of early voting this weekend: http://is.gd/72SfHb Shouldn't be this hard. We need more early voting days, hours, places.


New Poll Shows President Obama ahead or Tied in All Swing States

PPP Poll
Political Wire October 28

Here are the latest polls from the battleground states:

Florida: Romney 47%, Obama 47% (Pharos)

Florida: Obama 49%, Romney 48% (Public Policy Polling)

Ohio: Obama 51%, Romney 47% (Public Policy Polling)

Ohio: Obama 49%, Romney 49% (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Ohio: Obama 50%, Romney 49% (Gravis)

Minnesota: Obama 47%, Romney 44% (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

New Hampshire: Obama 49%, Romney 47% (Public Policy Polling)

Pennsylvania: Obama 50%, Romney 46% (Pharos)

Virginia: Obama 49%, Romney 46% (Priorities USA Action)


Nate Silver Update for October 28

October 28, 2012, 2:50 PM

Oct. 27: Minnesota Moonlights as Swing State, but Ohio and Virginia Are More Crucial
With the election so close, Saturday is no longer a day of rest for pollsters. Eight polls were released from potentially competitive states:

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Time Poll :President Obama Up 5 in Ohio

By EMILY SCHULTHEIS | 10/24/12 4:15 PM EDT

Via Time magazine's new poll out just now, the latest numbers out of Ohio show President Obama holding onto his lead there:

Counting both Ohioans who say they will head to the polls on November 6, and those who have already cast a ballot, Obama holds a 49% to 44% lead over Romney in a survey taken Monday and Tuesday night.

The pollís margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points.

The poll makes clear that there are really two races underway in Ohio. On one hand, the two candidates are locked in a dead heat among Ohioans who have not yet voted but who say they intend to, with 45% of respondents supporting the President and 45% preferring his Republican challenger.

But Obama has clearly received a boost from Ohioís early voting period, which began on Oct. 2 and runs through November 5. Among respondents who say they have already voted, Obama holds a two-to-one lead over Romney, 60% to 30%.

Alex and I wrote last week about Obama's durable lead in Ohio, and these numbers a week later are pretty consistent with what we've seen in the last couple of weeks there.

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