Mitt Romney has an approval rating above that of other Republican presidential candidates and is in a dead heat with President Barack Obama, according to a new poll.
The Washington Post-ABC poll released Tuesday also showed Americans were concerned about rising gasoline prices, falling home values and increasing unemployment, which have evaporated the popularity Obama enjoyed following the killing of Osama bin Laden just a month ago.
In general, six out of 10 Americans interviewed gave Obama negative marks for the handling of the economy and deficit. Almost two-thirds of political independents also disapproved of Obama’s stewardship of the economy. more >>
Republican candidates are aggressively vying for voter and media attention and coverage, especially in Iowa. However, some are bypassing the Hawkeye state and its traditionally Christian conservative Republican voter base for the fiscal conservatives of New Hampshire.
Today’s entry of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, while expected, officially increases a roster eager to take on President Obama in Iowa.
But first they must take on each other, expectant social conservatives and tea-party activists who are more interested in the debt ceiling than abortion. more >>
[UPDATE] 6/6 1:00 p.m.
Rick Santorum officially announced Monday that he will be running for president.
Addressing crowds in Pennsylvania, he said: "In 2008, a wearied public ... from a financial crisis looked to elect a president who they could believe in and that president, President Obama, took that faith that the American public gave him and wrecked our economy and centralized power in Washington, D.C., and robbed people of their freedom. more >>
Sarah Palin has said she believes Congress will agree to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, however, she does not believe the severe consequences of not doing so being touted by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Obama administration officials.
Palin told Fox News on Sunday: “I don't believe Tim Geithner as he cries wolf for the fourth time now, telling us that there is a drop-dead date and crisis will ensue, and economic woes will befall us even greater than they already are if we don't increase the debt limit.”
She explained that she believed the debt ceiling would be raised “whether I want it to be raised or not”. more >>
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney officially announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president today, in front a few hundred supporters at a New Hampshire farm.
“A few years ago, Americans did something that was, actually, very much the sort of thing Americans like to do: We gave someone new a chance to lead; someone we hadn’t known for very long, who didn’t have much of a record but promised to lead us to a better place,” Romney said in prepared remarks. “Barack Obama has failed America.”
Raising a question then Governor Bill Clinton asked of the President Bush’s administration in 1992, “Are you better off now than four years ago,” Romney pointed out the Obama administration’s rein over nine percent unemployment and dropping home prices. more >>
Don't count Donald Trump out of the race to the White House just yet.
Though the business mogul and celebrity announced in May that he would not be entering the 2012 presidential race, Trump revealed on Wednesday that he's again considering the country's top office.
Why? more >>