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Voices From First And Main: What Matters To Swing-State Voters

In the run-up to the presidential election, Morning Edition visited communities in swing states — in fact, in swing counties — that are predictably unpredictable when it comes to voting. We wanted to hear from voters where they live — to understand what's shaping their thinking this election year.
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Setbacks For Voter ID Laws in Pa., Other States Could Be Short-Lived

Judges in these cases have declined to rule on the constitutionality of the laws. Instead, they have signaled the laws would withstand scrutiny if states can ensure that the vast majority of voters have easier access to free IDs. Legal scholars agree that many of these measures could be enacted after Election Day.
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Campaigns Targeting Hispanics, But With Tight Focus

In this year's presidential election, more than 1 out of every 10 eligible voters is Hispanic, and Hispanic political clout is growing. But while Spanish-language ad spending by the campaigns is eight times what was spent in 2008, that spending has been focused mainly on just seven media markets.
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A Poll's Query About Partisan Bias Of Pollsters Finds The Tilt Is With Voters

In another demonstration of how different the partisan lenses are through which voters view the political landscape, a new poll finds most Democrats dismiss the notion of pollster bias in surveys showing President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney. Republicans, by and large, believe it.
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Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Controversial Voter ID Law

In Pennsylvania, a judge has issued a preliminary injunction against the state's controversial voter ID law. In effect, the judge's ruling will allow registered voters to cast ballots in the upcoming election, without showing the government-issued ID required by the law.
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Obama Must Keep Wordiness In Check At Debate

On Monday, we looked at Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney's strengths and weaknesses as a debater. Now we examine President Obama's record in big debates and the challenges he faces.

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