Monday, October 8, 2012
Weekend polls show a tightening race, but 84 percent of voters have 'definitely' decided on President. So why haven't the other 16 percent committed?
Weekend polling shows a close race for President with GOP nominee Mitt Romney gaining traction after a strong first debate, according to reports. National tracking shows the race essentially tied. President Barack Obama has 47 percent of the population to Romney's 45 percent. The President still has an electoral vote advantage, but the lead is slipping. The vast majority of Americans have "definitely" decided on their candidate, but what's up with roughly 16 percent who still haven't committed themselves? SO HERE'S THE QUESTION: Have you decided for whom you are voting? And what's keeping the other 16 percent from making up their minds? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. South Carolina's only option for early voting began …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
You've had a chance to read what USC students, Furman students and political influentials said about Wednesday's debate. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Wednesday's presidential debate has everyone talking. Patch has reported what debate watchers at USC, Furman and a poll of political influentials had to say, but now, we'd like to hear from you. Which candidate won the debate? Which candidate focused on the issues that are of most concern to you? Was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney too aggressive? Was President Barack Obama prepared for this debate? Did moderator Jim Lehrer need to take more control? Do you love Big Bird? Patch would love to hear your thoughts. Sound off in the comments section below.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
South Carolina Democrats surveyed by Patch look forward to Tuesday's opening night speakers.
President Barack Obama needs to show "excitement" and "confidence" at this week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, according to a new Blue Palmetto survey from Patch. Of the 58 members of the Blue Palmetto survey, 28 South Carolina Democrats responded to a survey Monday and Tuesday about the convention. Questions included how theywill be following the convention, whom they are looking forward to hearing, what platform points should be emphasized and what they would like from Obama. Nearly 90 percent of those surveyed said they did not see the convention as "make or break" for Obama. When asked for "one word or phrase to describe what you'd like to see" from Obama, a number of respondents mentioned "excitement" and "confidence…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Dream Act died in the Senate, but new Obama administration policy embraces goals of measure.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Immigration exploded as a campaign issue Friday when President Obama announced a new policy on undocumented immigrants under 30: They won’t be deported if they have Dream Act qualities. Obama called it a “temporary, stopgap” action. Supporters cheered the policy as sensible and humane. Opponents jeered it as an “end run” around Congress. Critics said Obama was pandering to the Hispanic population in order to garner votes, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Is this move a relief for innocent children or a signal that illegality is condoned? Vote in the poll below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Is Obama hiding from area voters, or does TV appearance give him a chance to speak to more people than a campaign stop would?
WYFF-TV's exclusive interview with President Barack Obama hasn't aired yet, but it's already drawing fire from the GOP. News 4 Anchor Michael Cogdill's interview with the president is set to air at 5 p.m., but State Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly says the president is using the interview to hide from having to answer to South Carolina voters personally. “While giving the appearance that he wishes to answer questions about his failed policies from South Carolinians, Barack Obama chose a television station where he can reach voters in western North Carolina,” Connelly said. Connelly said the President is trying to “pull the wool over the eyes of South Carolinians and speak to western North Carolina voters without setting foot in …