Behind the Numbers: President 2008

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/24/2008

Obama in Berlin

When Barack Obama speaks today at Berlin's Victory Column, he addresses a German public down on the United States but hopeful the presumptive Democratic nominee would improve the important transatlantic relationship. Americans too peg Obama as the contender who would do more to improve the image of the U.S. abroad,...

By Kyle Dropp  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/24/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 03/27/2008

Volatility Beneath Stability

The new Pew Research Center survey released today finds little change in either the primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama or the potential general election match-ups between either Democrat and John McCain. But potential negatives on both Democratic candidates are percolating beneath the stable horse-race numbers. Obama appears...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  05:27 PM ET, 03/27/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 06/20/2007

Bloomberg Odds

Michael Bloomberg's decision to bolt the Republican Party comes at a time when the GOP's public rating has dipped to its lowest level in nearly 18 years, in at least one poll, and stokes speculation behind a potential independent candidacy. In the NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll released late last...

By Jon Cohen  |  01:08 PM ET, 06/20/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 05/23/2007

McCain's Money Chase

Hoping to rebound from a disappointing fundraising haul during the first quarter, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has scheduled a blitz of money events - 18 over the next 22 days - to support his presidential campaign. He's raising money in Texas and Washington this week and then off to...

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Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 05/18/2007

Living in Iowa

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has made visits to Iowa a centerpiece of his campaign, with at least 36 events in the state since January. In fact, Thompson has made public visits to just five states, according to's Campaign Tracker. Thanks to the repeat visits of Thompson and other...

By  |  05:50 PM ET, 05/18/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 05/16/2007

Who Raised the Most Among Various Industries?

(The Washington Post) While Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney have raised the most so far among their respective parties in the race for president, other candidates move to the forefront when you look at the totals from contributors in various industries. For instance,...

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