On Monday, Mitt Romney began his day by addressing a few thousand voters in an airport hangar just north of Orlando. By the end of a busy day that included five stops, the former Massachusetts governor soaked up applause from the 12,000-plus who gathered to hear him where his campaign began.
As he composed himself after a two-minute ovation, Romney thanked the New Hampshire crowd, telling them he could not have secured the nomination without their help.
"This is where our campaign began. You got this campaign started," said Romney. "Your primary vote put me on the path to win the Republican nomination, and tomorrow your votes and your work her in New Hampshire will help me become the next president of the United States." more >>
If President Barack Obama wins reelection Tuesday, he will likely do so without a majority of support from voters with a college degree -- a segment of the electorate that he won in 2008.
In 2008, Obama won college graduates by two percentage points, 50 to 48 percent, over John McCain. Two recent polls, though, show Obama losing that demographic by wide margins.
A Gallup poll of 2,551 likely voters conducted Thursday through Sunday shows Romney leading by 12 percentage points, 55 to 43 percent, among college graduates. A NBC/Wall Street Journal poll of 1,475 likely voters conducted Thursday through Saturday shows Romney leading that group by 10 percentage points, 52 to 42 percent. more >>
Young born again Christians supported President Barack Obama in 2008, but a majority now say they will vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a survey research by Barna Group.
In 2008, seven out of ten born again Christians aged 18 to 29 supported Obama, according to Barna. Barna's recent surveys show that a majority of young born again Christians, 54 percent, now say they support Romney.
The main issues of concern this year for young born again Christians are healthcare (65 percent), education (51 percent), taxes (48 percent) and employment (41 percent). The "culture war" issues of abortion and gay marriage rank low by comparison – 36 and 35 percent, respectively. more >>
As the election cycle draws to an end on Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Mormon Church has said it is happy that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has not been dragged into politics too much, and that it is moving into "mainstream acceptance."
"For people like us it's been incredibly intense because of all the media interest," said Michael Otterson, the head of worldwide public affairs for the Mormon Church in an interview a day before Election Day. He added that they are "relatively pleased" that the church went through the campaign without "being dragged into the middle of politics."
In an in-depth interview with The Washington Post, Otterson said that Mormons are used to living their lives without much national attention. Romney's campaign generally avoided bringing up the candidate's Mormon faith, and although he talked about his values and personal convictions, the former Massachusetts governor rarely connected it directly to the LDS Church, where he served as a missionary. more >>
A former member of the militant Black Panthers who now pastors a megachurch in Sacramento, Calif., has received aggressive criticism, including death threats, for his support of biblical values that are more in line with the Republicans' party platform, according to a local news station. The pastor told a Fox News affiliate recently that he will not be voting for President Barack Obama.
"I accepted Christ in my life. My relationship with Him means more to me then the Democratic party, Independent, Republican, black or white," Dr. Phillip Goudeaux, who leads Calvary Christian Center told FOX40.
Goudeaux, whose church has 20,000 members, was not available for comment. The Christian Post wanted to confirm the death threats, but the church is closed on Mondays. more >>
A pro-Obama voter guide being circulated to black church members in Virginia before Election Day compares Christianity to Mormonism in what appears to be an effort to dissuade voters from considering Mitt Romney because of his faith.
A group of black pastors representing the Greater Hampton Roads Christian Leadership Conference produced the brochure in an effort to persuade voters to compare the differences between Christianity and Mormonism and in turn, vote for President Obama.