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Nate Silver: Obama&#39;s Shot at Winning: 91.6%
 Nate Silver: 
 Obama's Shot 
 at Winning: 91.6% 

Nate Silver: Obama's Shot at Winning: 91.6%

Other pundits offer wide range of outcomes

(Newser) - It's Election Day—a day of reckoning not only for the candidates, but for America's pundits, including one recent lightning rod named Nate Silver. Silver's final prediction: President Obama has a 91.6% shot at winning, to Romney's 8.4%, though he emphasizes he expects a...

An Hour-by-Hour Guide to Election Night

Things start cooking at 6pm EST

(Newser) - Today's the day ... but not much will happen until tonight. An hourly rundown of what to watch for in the quest for the big 270 (all times EST):
  • 6pm: And the polls start closing! Indiana and Kentucky are the first to close a portion of their polls. The states

In 1st Town to Vote: Obama, 5; Romney, 5

Split result a 1st for Dixville Notch, New Hampshire

(Newser) - The result from one of the first two towns in America to vote suggests the election will be very close indeed. President Obama and Mitt Romney got five votes apiece in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, reports USA Today . This is the first tie in the history of the tiny town,...

Obama Gets Weepy at Final Rally

Romney holds last event in NH, then announces 2 more

(Newser) - President Obama returned to Iowa for what he says will be the final campaign event of his political career. The president, sharing a stage with Michelle, shed a few tears as he reminisced about his 2008 campaign and didn't mention Mitt Romney once in his 29-minute speech, Politico reports....

Obama Really Did a &#39;Heckuva Job&#39; on Sandy
 Obama Really Did a
'Heckuva Job' on Sandy

Obama Really Did a 'Heckuva Job' on Sandy

FEMA would fail once again under Romney: Paul Krugman

(Newser) - Some on the right might have been hoping that Sandy would be President Obama's Katrina, but Paul Krugman is having none of it: Instead, the president's handling of the superstorm has won him much well-deserved praise and even a bump in the polls, he writes in the New ...

Will Ferrell: Vote, and I&#39;ll Eat Toenails

 Stars Come Out 
 for Tomorrow's 
ferrell will eat toenails

Stars Come Out for Tomorrow's Election

Will Ferrell is willing to eat toenails to get you to vote

(Newser) - The stars are coming out in a big way as Election Day looms. The latest:
  • Will Ferrell really, really wants you to vote—and he'll do anything to make sure you do, he promises in a new video for President Obama. "Hungry? How about a home-cooked meal? Hope

What Election? Sandy Recovery Continues

Marines head to Staten Island, Queens

(Newser) - Sure, it's Election Day tomorrow—but to plenty of families still reeling from Sandy's effects, civic duty is a secondary concern, the Washington Post reports. "Everyone’s trying to live. They got kids. How’s anybody gonna go out and vote?" says a Manhattan school lunch helper....

An 11th-Hour Look at Swing States

What's happening in Ohio, Florida, and more

(Newser) - If you're tired of hearing the phrase "swing states," take heart: the end is near (or at least until the post-race analysis begins). Until then, an 11th-hour look at what's happening in several battleground states:
  • Ohio: Obama got heckled in Cincinnati yesterday by a man whose

Candidates Make Final Push
 Candidates Make Final Push 

Candidates Make Final Push

Obama, Romney have packed schedules on last day of campaign

(Newser) - With Election Day looming tomorrow, President Obama and Mitt Romney are making their final cases:
  • Both have rallies scheduled in that oh-so-important of states, Ohio, today. Obama is also visiting Wisconsin and Iowa, while Romney will hit Florida, Virginia, and New Hampshire, the AP reports. Romney has also been making

Christie: I'm Still Voting for Romney

NJ gov defends praise of Obama

(Newser) - President Obama won Chris Christie's praise for his handling of superstorm Sandy, but he hasn't won the New Jersey governor's vote. "The fact of the matter is what New Jerseyans expect from their governor is to work for them, not to work for any particular political...

Barbour: Sandy Stole Romney&#39;s Momentum
 Barbour: Sandy 
 Stole Romney's 

Barbour: Sandy Stole Romney's Momentum

Final Sunday before E-Day.

(Newser) - Election Day looms large on today's talk show dial, with surrogates from both campaigns scrambling to make the case for their guy, reports Politico . Haley Barbour conceded Mitt Romney has lost a bit of mojo, saying "the hurricane is what broke Romney’s momentum," before trying to...

As Clock Winds Down, Race Is a Nail-Biter
 As Clock 
 Winds Down, 
 Race Is a Nail-Biter 

As Clock Winds Down, Race Is a Nail-Biter

Obama shows slight leads in many polls, others deadlocked

(Newser) - With the hourglass blessedly running out on Election 2012, Team Obama is scrambling to get out the vote, while Team Romney is making a late move for Pennsylvania, as the AP reports that both campaigns are projecting confidence going into Tuesday's vote. A look around the landscape and the...

Let the 3-Day Home Stretch Begin

Romney, Obama hit the swing states

(Newser) - Quick, rattle off as many of the "battleground states" as you can. Points for Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Partial credit for Pennsylvania, where Mitt Romney is still hoping for an upset, reports AP . And now you have a good idea where...

Clinton 'More Enthusiastic' About Obama Than in '08

Says he may be only person to feel that way

(Newser) - Bill Clinton admits he might be "the only person in America" who feels this way, but he says he's "far more enthusiastic about President Obama this time than I was four years ago." The remark came during a speech in front of Obama supporters in Fort...

Bloomberg Endorses Obama, Cites Hurricane

Mayor says president will lead on climate change

(Newser) - Hurricane Sandy's impact on the election grows: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a surprise endorsement of President Obama today, reports the New York Times . The reason? Bloomberg thinks climate change contributed to the storm, and he thinks Obama is more willing to deal with it.

Rove: Romney's Going to Win a Squeaker

Poll numbers, early results all in Romney's favor, says Karl Rove

(Newser) - Political guru Karl Rove may be predicting a Mitt Romney win next week, but at least he's keeping his predictions more modest than Dick Morris' " landslide ." Instead, Rove notes in the Wall Street Journal that Romney has a thin lead in national polls—he's ahead in...

Obama Gains in Swing States
  Obama Gains in Swing States 
Poll Numbers

Obama Gains in Swing States

But he and Romney are dead even nationally

(Newser) - Hurricane Sandy has thrown polling into disarray—Gallup, for instance, has suspended its daily tracking poll—but some data is still trickling in for those desperate for presidential election score updates. Here's what we know today:
  • President Obama has expanded his lead in Michigan, and now leads 48% to

Romney Looks to Swing 3 Blue States

Campaign, super PACs eye Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota

(Newser) - With the election less than a week away, Mitt Romney is making a push in some seemingly unlikely places. Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Minnesota have all gone blue since at least 1988—and Minnesota has the longest blue streak of any state, going the way of the Democrats since 1972. Still,...

Poll: Working-Class Ohioans Critical to Obama Victory

Plus: Most Americans think Obama will win

(Newser) - President Obama and Mitt Romney are both planning a series of campaign events in Ohio as Election Day draws nearer, and a new Quinnipiac University/ New York Times /CBS News poll finds that working-class voters in that state are likely key to Obama’s re-election. Obama and Romney are about...

Presidential Campaigns Set to Resume

Mitt back on trail today, Obama following suit tomorrow

(Newser) - With Election Day less than a week away, President Obama and Mitt Romney are preparing to get back on the campaign trail—or at least those parts of it not flooded by superstorm Sandy.
  • Romney resumes his campaign schedule today with three rallies in Florida, while Obama will start campaigning

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