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.
There have been three polls conducted through Saturday.
Pew Research Center shows Obama leading by three percentage points, 50 to 47 percent. The poll of 2,709 likely voters was conducted Wednesday through Saturday. The margin of error is 2.2 percentage points. more >>
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.
3 Reasons Obama Will Win
1) He is Leading in Ohio more >>
At least 28 newspapers that endorsed then Sen. Barack Obama in 2008 have switched over this year and endorsed Republican nominee Mitt Romney for president.
As of Friday afternoon, over 100 editorial boards of newspapers had endorsed Romney while Obama had received around 85. Several more will be making endorsements this weekend. Yet the two questions people from analyzers to voters are asking is why did those who endorsed Obama four years ago switch to Romney this year, and will they in turn convince voters with their endorsement?
Of the many reasons newspapers gave when they endorsed a candidate this year, most came down to the one issue that seems to be driving this election: the economy. more >>
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was Mitt Romney's first choice for the Republican ticket but the GOP nominee switched to Paul Ryan in a span of about two weeks, according to a detailed account provided by campaign insiders.
The campaign's top advisers at the Boston headquarters thought in late July that Gov. Christie had been offered the job, and the campaign had even made tentative plans to make an announcement before Romney's trip to the London Olympics and other nations, Politico quoted anonymous campaign insiders as saying.
However, shortly before leaving for the Olympics, Romney "paused" the decision. The day after returning from his overseas trip, the Republican candidate settled on Ryan and formally offered him the job within a week. more >>
The weekend before Election Day, a new presidential poll shows President Barack Obama leading in the swing state of Ohio by six points. His edge over Mitt Romney is much smaller in Florida.
According to NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls, Obama has 51 percent of the support among likely voters in Ohio against Romney's 45 percent. The race is tighter in Florida with 49 percent favoring Obama and 47 percent favoring Romney.
The Ohio survey was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday among 971 likely voters, with a margin of error of +/-3.1 points. The Florida one was conducted Tuesday through Thursday among 1,545 likely voters, with a margin of error of +/-2.5 points. more >>
Evangelicals and Catholics are a major political force in the swing state of Iowa, where both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are scheduled to hold rallies on the final weekend before Election Day.
Of the roughly 3 million people in Iowa, 30 percent of the registered voters describe themselves as either evangelical or Catholic. Fifty-seven percent of those who cast ballots in the caucuses in this state this year were evangelical, and they overwhelmingly supported Rick Santorum over Romney.
CNN has found that many evangelical voters in Des Moines are supporters of Romney while being a little uneasy about his erstwhile moderate stand on social issues such as abortion. more >>