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Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, greets people as he visits the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on April 14, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, greets people as he visits the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on April 14, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Crist Surviving Scott’s Ad Assault — Poll Shows Florida Challenger Leading

Updated at 9:10 am EDT After spending more than $10 million on campaign ads in the last two months, Gov. Rick Scott of Florida continues to trail his predecessor and potential opponent by 10 percentage points, according to a poll...

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A voter in the Manhattan borough of New York City.

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A voter in the Manhattan borough of New York City.

America Going Independent — At Expense of Republican Party

Through the years, as many Americans have ceased to identify with either one of the major political parties, the ranks of those who view themselves as independents have swelled. And there is further proof in the Gallup Poll’s findings that...

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Volunteers for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Carissa Valdez, right, and Vanessa Trujillo, left, leave campaign headquarters to register new voters while they canvass a heavily Latino shopping plaza in Phoenix.

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Volunteers for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Carissa Valdez, right, and Vanessa Trujillo, left, leave campaign headquarters to register new voters while they canvass a heavily Latino shopping plaza in Phoenix.

Obama’s Eroded Hispanic Support Worse Than Any Other Group’s

President Barack Obama won re-election with an overwhelming share of the fast-growing Hispanic vote. His 71 percent victory over Republican Mitt Romney was a near-record in the Hispanic community, and it left Republican leaders wondering how to reclaim their ground...

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Candidates Christie and Buono's faces cut into a 10-acre corn maze at Stony Hill farm in Chester, NJ.

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Candidates Christie and Buono's faces cut into a 10-acre corn maze at Stony Hill farm in Chester, NJ.

Christie’s (Huge) Lead Tapered — Most in N.J. See a 2016 Run

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s near-insurmountable electoral edge has narrowed in his re-election bid as fewer Democrats back the Republican incumbent, a poll finds. The first-term governor still holds an advantage of 20 percentage points — 56 percent to 36...

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Pedestrians carry shopping bags on Market Street in San Francisco.

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Pedestrians carry shopping bags on Market Street in San Francisco.

Political Independents Finally Lose Recession Blues

Looking at consumer confidence, political independents are in a Christmas holiday mood — if we look back to 2007. Sentiment among those without a party affiliation climbed last week to the highest level since the week ended December 23, 2007,...

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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Chafee Hears Providence Footsteps

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, the nation’s only Independent governor, said this morning that he expects to face a challenge from state General Treasurer Gina Raimondo in 2014. Chafee was mum on whether he’ll switch parties and become a Democrat,...

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Delegates cheer during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

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Delegates cheer during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

Republicans: More Now Than 2008 — Gallup’s Portrait of 2012 Electorate

The voting public this year looks pretty much like the voting public of 2008 — except for one significant difference: It’s more Republican. That’s the conclusion of Gallup’s analysis of the daily tracking of public opinion it has run since...

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Shoppers on Fifth Avenue in New York.

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Shoppers on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Consumer Comfort Rises to Highest Level in Six Months

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index (CCI) continued to rise this week, reaching its highest level in six months. Up 12.8 points in just the past two months, the weekly CCI...

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Dolls of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at a gift shop at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

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Dolls of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at a gift shop at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Presidential Contest No `Fun’ for Independent Voters, Poll Finds

Never mind what voters think of the candidates. What they think of the contest is another question. More than six in 10 of the independent voters whom President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are courting view the 2012 presidential...

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Voting at the Gilpin County Courthouse outside of Central City, Colorado.

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Voting at the Gilpin County Courthouse outside of Central City, Colorado.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 59

That’s the percentage of registered voters in 12 swing states who are “extremely” or “very” enthusiastic about voting in the Nov. 6 presidential election, according to Gallup surveys conducted Sept. 11-17. That’s up from 46 percent in late June. Voter enthusiasm in...

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