The Democratic National Convention wound down in Charlotte, NC last night, a week after the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. With only 60 days to go until the November 6th elections, most polls are showing a tight race for president between incumbent Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. In addition, party control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives appears to be pretty much up for grabs. As for what the experts say, well it's a rather mixed bag:
Moody’s Analytics says its economic- forecasting model shows President Barack Obama winning re- election with 303 electoral votes. Economist Douglas Hibbs Jr., pointing to slow income growth, predicts a Mitt Romney victory. To Yale University’s Ray Fair, the race is simply “too close to call.”
...Sophisticated models in the past have bolstered arguments that presidential elections are mostly predetermined by the economy. This time, some concede that the plodding recovery may not tilt the balance toward either candidate. Instead, the costly, cross-country political campaign, which these forecasters have dismissed as irrelevant, may tip the balance.
What about you? Who would you like to win the presidential election? Is that the same person you think will win? Would you like to see one party control all of Congress? Do you think that will happen or do you think we'll have another two years of a divided government?
Vote in the three polls to the right* and share your thoughts in the comment section below. Feel free to tell us about races in your state and/or locality, too.
Most importantly, make sure to vote in the only poll that counts, as they say -- either on Tuesday, November 6 or via absentee / early voting.
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