Saturday, April 05, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

CAMPAIGN
  • Clinton, Obama rallies are like jazz vs. rock (The Oregonian)
  • Democrats See Opening In GOP Bastion of Nebraska/War Sentiment Could Play a Role In Number of Races (Wall Street Journal) Independents outnumber Dems and Repubs
  • With John on Her Side (Andrew Romano, Newsweek Stumper) Hillary to create Poverty Czar post for John Edwards
  • Campaign Notebook: Social Issues Put on Back Burner in Campaign (Bloomberg)
  • PA voter sign-ups near record-Officials say historic high could be reached by April 22 primary (Erie Times News)

POLLS
  • Presidential Swing States (FL, OH & PA) Poll April 2, 2008 (Quinnipiac University Poll)
  • Second poll shows Clinton's Pennsylvania lead shrinking (The Morning Call)
  • N.C. poll: Voters put value on trust-McCain surpasses both Democrats in array of ratings (MyrtleBeachOnline.com)
  • CUIP seeks independent voters for online presidential poll (Independentvoting.org) Independent voters -- by a wide margin (58% to 37%) -- said in a recent CBS/AP poll that the U.S. should have stayed out of the war in Iraq. CUIP wants to know what you think about this and other important issues of the day.

LOCAL
  • RI: Chafee, Laffey speak volumes (The Providence Journal) Chafee’s new book, Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President.
  • FL: Enviros say climate-change legislation a political plus for Crist (Sarasota Herald Tribune) “The take home message today is that independents have swung clearly in the direction of climate protection,”
  • LA: Vote today called key to seat in Congress-Republicans hold sway in 1st District (NOLA.com) after excluding unaffiliated voters from primary
  • OR: Voters Switch Affiliations For Primaries (KPTV Portland) Nearly 10,000 Oregon voters have switched their party affiliation in order to vote in May's primary.

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