Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's had a final full day of campaigning in Ohio on Monday ahead of Super Tuesday. Romney is hoping that a win in Ohio will cause other members of the Republican establishment to coalesce around his candidacy.
Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum's had a final full day of campaigning on Ohio on Monday ahead of Super Tuesday. Ohio is one of ten states holding Republican nominating contests on Tuesday and Santorum is locked in a tight battle with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
Every seat in the House of Representatives is up for grabs next fall, and some longtime incumbents are facing off with members of their own party at the polls. In the battleground state of Ohio, Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt is facing more GOP challengers on Tuesday than any other House member.
Most states have improved their general-election voting procedures since the Bush-Gore Florida recount in 2000. But judging from the stumbles this campaign season, the political parties that run caucuses didn't get the memo. Three states hold Republican caucuses on Super Tuesday.
The human brain craves predictability, according to neuroscientists, and when politicians appear to flip-flop, our brains don't like it. Often, we feel betrayed. NPR science correspondents Jon Hamilton, Alix Spiegel and Shankar Vedantam talk about why we're hard-wired to appreciate consistency.
Significantly more Ohio Republicans believe Santorum shares their views than Romney does and yet the race is a tie? What's going on? It appears it's all about electability. Romney crushes Santorum on that dimension.
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