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Behind the Numbers: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

Women Voters Up For Grabs?

Gov. Sarah Palin's addition to the GOP ticket yesterday as John McCain's vice presidential pick was arguably a nod to the conservative and evangelical voters whose enthusiasm for this campaign paled next to that of Democratic nominee Barack Obama's supporters. But beyond solidifying the base, can McCain's selection bring in...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  August 30, 2008; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Women Voters: The History

John McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today made their first appearance as the GOP's presidential ticket, and some have suggested the pick could attract women voters. But Republicans may need to do more than put a woman on the ticket to attract women's votes. Democrats hold a wide advantage...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  August 29, 2008; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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The Enthusiasm Gap: Filling the Stands

When Barack Obama's campaign announced that he would deliver his acceptance speech at Invesco Field at Mile High, tickets for the event were completely snapped up by supporters a mere 24 hours after they were made available. John McCain's marquee event this week, his Friday appearance in Dayton, Ohio which...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  August 28, 2008; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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24 Battlegrounds?

Barack Obama campaigns today in Quad Cities, Iowa, in a so-called "swing state" decided by under one percentage point in 2000 and 2004. It is the second leg of a multi-state tour that culminates Thursday in Denver with his accepting the Democratic nomination at the party's national convention. Obama's trip,...

By Kyle Dropp  |  August 25, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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