Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Patch will have a team of editors in our Patch communities covering Tuesday's election in real-time in our live blog.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
After more than a year of hype, hundreds of speeches and millions spent on campaign ads, the 2012 election is finally here — and Patch is covering it live in a real-time Election Day Blog. We will have more than a dozen editors throughout Rhode Island in our Patch communities on Tuesday, talking to voters, election officials and others — and providing updates and results in the blog from 2 p.m. until the final races are called. We also want to hear from you, so make sure your post a comment in the blog. Tell us how you voted for and why; share your experiences at the polls; or just weigh in on the big election of 2012. The Election Day blog will launch around 2 p.m. Tuesday...but you can sign up now to receive an email alert once the blog …
Rhode Island's Democratic and Republican political influencers take part in our final survey before election day.
In the race for President of the United States, influential Rhode Island political insiders have weighed in regarding who has run the better "ground game" in Rhode Island leading up to the election. According to our results, Democratic influencers felt Obama has run a better ground campaign by a wide margin while a majority of Republican influencers surveyed said the ground campaign up to this point has been even. Patch surveyed 53 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking regardless of their partisan preference, which presidential campaign do you think has run the better "ground game" campaign during the general election in Rhode Island? Among those who responded, 55.6% of Democrats said Barack Obama has run the better ground campaign by a …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday night's foreign policy debate in Florida was the last time the two candidates will meet before the election Nov. 6.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
It may be remembered as the "bayonets and horses" debate. Or it could be known as the "attacking me is not an agenda" debate. Either way, it was the third and final debate of the 2012 Presidential election. So, we ask you one last time: who won? More importantly, did the arguments of either candidate sway you? And what did you think of moderater Bob Schieffer?
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the second presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Here's how Rhode Island Republicans and Democrats reacted.
Rhode Island Democrats are more confident this time around in President Obama's debate performance over the first, while state Republicans feel former Gov. Mitt Romney's debate performance was less encouraging than the first. That's the major finding of the Red and Blue Rhody flash polls sent out to local political influencers immediately after the debate ended Tuesday night. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. in a town hall format, with CNN's Candy Crowley moderating a debate that covered both domestic and foreign policy. At the conclusion of the debate, Patch surveyed 52 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking who they thought won the debate. Among those who responded, 61% of the Republicans …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
It takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' positions.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
If you are still undecided on who to vote after Tuesday night's Town Hall-style Presidential debate, there is a tool that may help. Pundits say very few of us are undecided when it comes to who we support for president. But do our own opinions on issues line up with our candidate's? A website launched earlier this year claims their tool can match candidates to voters and it's quickly gained popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than three million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it launched in March. The quiz covers everything from social issues to foreign policy and answers can be fine tuned; You can choose general or more detailed …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duke it out in Denver, Colorado in first of three presidential debates.
In the first of three presidential debates held Wednesday night, Republican nominee Mitt Romney was the winner. That, according to our flash poll of Rhode Island Republican political influencers taken following the debate. By contrast, 25% of Rhode Island Democrats surveyed felt President Obama was the victor. At the conclusion of the debate, Patch surveyed 52 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking who they thought won the debate. Fifty-seven percent of the republicans surveyed said Romney won by a large margin, while 43% said he won by a slim margin. When we asked the Democrats the same question, the results were divided. Fifty-percent responded that they were neutral as to who won the debate, while 25% admitted that Mitt Romney won the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Patch readers from across the state will discuss the October 3, 2012, presidential debate live in our chat room. Join in with your comments!
Patch readers from across Rhode Island will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney live in our chat room above. We'll start at 8:30 p.m. with some pre-debate talk, before the debate begins at 9 p.m. If you have a comment you'd like to add to the discussion, type it in the chat room above once we're under way. Patch staff will pick out the best comments and questions to add to the chat.
Some say the Denver debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama could change the campaigns.
The much-anticipated debate between Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama will air tonight and pundits on both sides of the political aisle have spent the last few days breathlessly pontificating on how the debate can reshape the campaigns. For the local schedule and guide to the presidental debate, click here Some say Romney is seeking to downplay his performance in the debate and its outcome in an attempt to lower expectations of the GOP candidate’s face-off with President Obama. Doing so means that if Romney does better than expected, it increases his chances of being declared the winner. Romney supporters are hoping the debate will help reshape and reboot his campaign, which has taken numerous hits in recent weeks for …
Watch tonight's presidential debate online and on TV. As you watch, stop back share your thoughts with the community!
The first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled for tonight. 9 p.m. Topic: Domestic policy Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Location: Denver, Colorado Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour TV Channels – C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others. Watch it online: YouTube's Election Hub The next debate is scheduled for Oct. 11. Do you think presidental debates influence voter decisons? Take our poll!