Who needs a better debate night?
October 10th, 2012
05:34 PM ET

Who needs a better debate night?

Given that polls have narrowed in the race since Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama’s debate last week, who needs to have a better debate tomorrow night. Paul Ryan or Joe Biden?

Tune to CNN for full coverage of tonight's Vice Presidential debate.

Here is tonight's OutFront poll:


October 2nd, 2012
08:28 PM ET

Can the debates swing Super PAC spending?

The candidates are certainly hoping to bring their A game tomorrow night, but exactly how important are these debates to voters? Can they swing the election?

We checked in with our independent political strike team.

Ken Vogel is one member of our political strike team who answered no to that question. But he does say they matter for another key reason: Super Pac spending.

OutFront tonight: Ken Vogel, Chief Investigative Reporter for POLITICO.


October 2nd, 2012
02:47 PM ET

WATCH at 7p ET: Can the debates change enough voters’ minds to sway the election? OutFront political strike team weighs in

In less than 24 hours, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will face-off in the first of three presidential debates that may be a game changer for the 2012 presidential election.

As recent polls continue to reveal a close race between the two candidates, both campaigns have their sights on undecided and swing voters.

Debate coach: Obama, Romney are top performers

We asked our OutFront Political Strike team to weigh in on whether the debates can have an impact on undecided voters. FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • Political Strike Team • Politics
OutFront goes to Colorado’s Jefferson County: “As JeffCo goes, so goes Colorado”
October 1st, 2012
12:28 PM ET

OutFront goes to Colorado’s Jefferson County: “As JeffCo goes, so goes Colorado”

Are you an undecided voter living in Colorado's Jefferson County? CNN Contributor John Avlon will be in your area on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

“As JeffCo goes, so goes Colorado” – Campaigns attempting to sway the swing voters in the Western suburbs of Denver has become a political truism.

We’ll take you OutFront to a single predictive precinct in the Green Mountain neighborhood of Lakewood, which has voted for the winner of all presidential and statewide races since 2000, with one exception. It is a middle class community with a median family income that mirrors the national average of $52,000.

CNN Electoral Map

They are office workers, retailers, small business owners and teachers, feeling the middle class squeeze between big government and big business, working harder for less and feeling forgotten.

The First Presidential Debate @ 7P ET: From the University of Denver in Denver, CO

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Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront weeknights at 7p ET on CNN.

October 1st, 2012
12:25 PM ET

Election 2012: The Final Factors

This presidential election is going to be decided by swing voters in the swing districts of swing states. Despite Obama’s momentum in recent weeks, his campaign isn’t ready to spike the presidential football just yet.

“We've always assumed that presidential elections in our country tend to be very close,” chief strategist David Plouffe told CBS' Face the Nation just days after the DNC convention. “We don't think this one is going to be any exception. We think it's going to be very close in eight or so states.”

The First Presidential Debate @ 7P ET: From the University of Denver in Denver, CO FULL POST

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