Pundits and journalists have written for months on which swing state or key voter demographic will decide the fate of President Obama in November. But a few million young, white, female voters who may pass by a church they rarely attend on their way to their secretarial or waitressing jobs may be the ones who carry the most weight this year.
A survey conducted by The Tarrance Group and Lake Research Partners contacted 1,000 likely registered voters between October 14-18 and found that young females – a group that voted heavily in favor of President Obama in 2008 – is concerned about the economy and their prospect for a better job. What the poll also uncovered is that the overwhelming majority of these young women are truly undecided voters, thus they are the ones who could tilt a deadlocked race to one side or the other.
As a whole, this year's typical undecided voter is white, a 18- to 29-year-old female who identifies herself as Protestant but rarely attends church, an Independent, single and employed. She has voted for both Republicans and Democrats and is more concerned about fiscal than social issues. And she hasn't had time to watch the debates. more >>
A "Decree for America" written initially by a pastor wanting to simply add his response in opposition to this year's DNC platform to his own prayer journal is beginning to gain momentum in terms of support and online signatures after going public recently.
Aaron Fruh, senior pastor of Knollwood Church in Mobile, Ala., and weekly guest commentator on American Family Radio's "Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham," told The Christian Post on Tuesday that he decided to write the decree after reading "some very egregious things about Israel" along with other items from the DNC platform that upset him.
"On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012, a shameful and defiant event occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina," a statement on the rationale for the Decree for America reads. "Many Americans are unaware of the depth of evil injustice unleashed upon their country on this day. A written decree was ratified by majority vote that calls for taxpayer funded murder of innocent children on demand, the dissolving of the biblical definition of marriage and family, and the removal of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, delegitimizing the state of Israel." more >>
As President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney are sweating over swing state polls that are likely to determine who wins the election on Nov. 6, a global poll has found that Obama is the clear favorite worldwide.
A BBC World Service opinion poll that surveyed dozens of countries and asked 21,797 people for their opinions found that the President, who was warmly accepted by the international community when he took office four years ago, still remains very popular with foreigners. In fact, every one of the counties polled showed that people would prefer four more years of Obama rather than a Romney presidency – with Pakistan being the only exception.
Obama received the widest support in France, where 72 percent of respondents said they would vote for him. He also enjoyed over 60 percent support in Canada, Kenya, Nigeria, Australia, Panama, Germany, the United Kingdom and Brazil. more >>
According to a poll released on Monday conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, American Catholics are almost equally divided in their support for President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.
Titled "The 2012 American Values Survey: How Catholics and the Religiously Unaffiliated Will Shape the 2012 Election and Beyond," the report observed that 49 percent support President Obama and 47 percent support Romney.
It also found that "Hispanic Catholics are more likely than white Catholics to have a favorable opinion of President Barack Obama (70 percent vs. 48 percent), while white Catholics are more likely than Hispanic Catholics to have a favorable view of Governor Mitt Romney (54 percent vs. 27 percent)." more >>
With two weeks to go before the presidential elections on Nov. 6, Internet evangelist Bill Keller of LivePrayer.com is still insisting that Christians cannot allow themselves to support a candidate like Mitt Romney, because his Mormon faith does not align with the teachings of Christ.
"It is no wonder why God is judging this nation by giving us a choice between two son's of Satan when high profile men of God like Billy Graham and supposed Christian leaders like Ralph Reed, Mark DeMoss, David Barton, and scores of others are publicly telling Christians that it is OK to compromise their faith and put temporal politics over the eternal souls of men to support a Baal worshipper," Keller said in an email to The Christian Post.
The evangelist, who is urging people to write in the name of Jesus instead of selecting either candidate on Election Day, refers to the Rev. Billy Graham's recent remarks on Romney, which many say is an unofficial endorsement of the GOP candidate. more >>
From battleships to bayonets, President Obama tried to give Mitt Romney a lesson in foreign policy in Monday night's final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. However, just hours before the debate began, the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll found Obama's national security lead over Romney had dwindled to a dead heat at 47-46 percent.
"One of the two candidates was responsible for killing Osama bin Laden and enjoys popularity overseas, while the other one bungled a European trip and has a thin résumé when it comes to international issues," wrote Sean Sullivan in Monday's Washington Post. "But based on the latest numbers, it would be difficult to tell one from the other."
Like in the second debate, Obama came out aggressive from the get-go, spending most of the night attempting to give Romney a lesson in foreign policy. It seemed somewhat of a flashback when four years ago, GOP nominee John McCain, a decorated war hero with years of foreign policy experience sought to school the new Illinois senator with no foreign policy experience. more >>