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The Voter Intensity Gap Doesn't Favor Obama

Newt Gingrich said a mouthful in December when he described this year's presidential contest as "the most important election since 1860." As it turns out, a significant majority of Americans agree with him.

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Independents Sour On Obama Despite Better Economy

Americans are feeling better about the economy, but they aren't giving President Obama credit as he seeks re-election, according to the latest IBD/TIPP survey.

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Republicans See Gingrich As Man With The Plan

Seventeen years after he shocked Washington by ending the Democrats' lock on the House, Newt Gingrich is poised for yet another improbable victory by taking the GOP presidential nomination.

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Does Obama deserve second term? One year out, half say no.

Half of Americans say Obama does not deserve to be reelected, versus 40 percent who say he does, finds a new Monitor/TIPP poll. Independents, in particular, have lost faith. But attitudes can change a lot in a year, as history shows.

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No More Years

Obama looks increasingly likely to lose. What then?

Just two years ago it seemed highly unlikely that Barack Obama would turn out to be a one-term president. But looking at voters' frustrations with our continuing economic problems and the growth of federal government intrusiveness during Mr. Obama's first term, more and more commentators are saying this may actually come to pass.

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Mixing Politics And Religion

A majority of Americans (53%) believe it is appropriate for presidential candidates to talk about their religionand nearly half support candidates describing the impact of religion on their policy positions.  While Democrats and liberals don't support the view, conservatives and Republicans do.  Independents have mixed feelings.

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