The winner of Tuesday's presidential election will be determined, in part, by how well each candidate performs among certain demographic groups. The exit polls will also provide some evidence of whether the different strategies of the candidates had any impact.
President Barack Obama was in three states and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in four states on Monday, the last day of campaigning before election Tuesday. Obama vowed to be a champion for voters against the special interests in Washington while Romney vowed to govern as a bipartisan reformer if elected.
Several recent polls show President Barack Obama with a slight lead, but within the margin of error, in the weekend before election Tuesday. Republican challenger Mitt Romney leads, though, among those who are most engaged and most likely to vote.
With the presidential race about even, arguments can be made in favor of either President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney winning. Here are the reasons each side says their candidate will win.
Hurricane Sandy has resurrected a debate about the proper role of government in disaster relief. Some argue that the disaster response proves the effectiveness of big government. Others say a federal role should be reserved for only the largest disasters, and, in some ways, federal government policy has done more harm than good.
In election years pundits often discuss the "October surprise": an event that occurs the month before Election Day that changes the dynamic of the race. In 2008, it was the financial meltdown. Did 2012 have an October surprise?
Are you unsure about who you will vote for in next Tuesday's election? Here are some websites that can help.
Pennsylvania has been mostly leaning in President Barack Obama's direction during the presidential campaign. Recent polls, though, show the race within the margin of error for Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Hurricane Sandy may have thrown an additional twist into the state's 20 Electoral College votes. The part of the state most impacted by the hurricane also happens to be one part where Obama gets much of his votes.
In the 2000 election, George W. Bush won even though Al Gore had the most votes. And, as The Christian Post and some other media outlets have reported, current polls suggest that President Barack Obama may win re-election while Mitt Romney may win the most votes. How can that happen?
Among the 33 Senate races this election, there are 10 that will determine which political party will have control in the next Congress.
With just one week until election day, Hurricane Sandy is already having an impact on political campaigns. If power outages last a week, the effects could still reverberate on election day itself.
With Hurricane Sandy nearing landfall in the Northeast, some liberal publications have dug up old comments Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made about federal disaster aid. The debate over whether disaster aid is best administered by the federal government or state and private agencies resurfaces often during national disasters.
President Barack Obama's reelection campaign has lost some of his advantage with women voters since the first presidential debate on Oct. 3. To win those voters back it has devoted some attention to the issues of equal pay, abortion and contraception. Political scientist Christina Wolbrecht, an expert on women and politics, argues, though, that the gender gap is not largely driven by those issues.
Based upon recent polls, the possibility of President Barack Obama winning reelection without winning a plurality of votes appears more likely than usual. As of Sunday evening, the current Real Clear Politics average of national polls shows Obama's challenger, Republican candidate Mitt Romney, ahead by 0.9 percentage points (47.7 to 46.8).
If President Barack Obama wins reelection, Latino voter turnout may be a key factor. Latinos were a big part of Obama's base in 2008 and comprise large portions of the electorate in some key swing states.