Monday, November 5, 2012
Haven't made up your mind? What will tip the scales for you?
A new NBC News/WSJ poll shows President Barack Obama at 48 percent and former Gov. Mitt Romney at 47 percent. That suggests there are still a bunch of undecided voters. The candidates are both out getting their messages to voters in a final push before the election. Are you still undecided? If so, what is going to make up your mind between now and tomorrow? What can either candidate do to sway your vote? Let us know in the comments and discuss.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The presidential election is Tuesday, Nov. 6: who do you think will be the winner?
With the election only days away, pundits are analyzing polls and trying to predict who will be the next president: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Gallup's final pre-election polling, for one, will be tallied after Sunday. The organization had suspended its national daily tracking surveys for several days this week after Superstorm Sandy. By now, you likely know for whom you'll be casting your vote on Tuesday. But, regardless of whom you may want to win, who do you think will win? Which political analysis do you think is right on the mark? Which websites/polls are you following? Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments. And, if you want to use our comment section to make a final argument for why an undecided voter should support your …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
We share the candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Shrewsbury.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Shrewsbury Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates. Voting Info STATE: National Ballot Issue: Question 3 — Medical Marijuana: "This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV-positive status or AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS, or multiple sclerosis. The patient would also have to obtain a written certification, from a physician with whom the patient has a bona fide physician-patient relationship, that the patient has a specific debilitating …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Supporters addressed the "war on women," bipartisanship, job creation, and getting out the vote.
Flanked by his wife, daughter, a comedian and the only senator considered more "bipartisan" than him, Scott Brown rallied at Olde Post Office Pub in Grafton Thursday. Coming straight from Johnny Jack's in Milford, Brown made Grafton one of his stops on his cross-commonwealth bus tour: a final campaign push before the Nov. 6 election. Among those in attendance were former state Rep. Karyn Polito, R-Shrewsbury, and state Rep. Matt Beaton, R-Shrewsbury. The Republican U.S. senator, a Wrentham resident, is making a variety of scheduled stops throughout the week; his opponent, Elizabeth Warren, is focusing more on canvassing, sign-holding and other "get out the vote" efforts. Standing in front of a "Women for Brown," sign, Brown spoke to a …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's Vice Presidential Debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Warren out raised Brown by $4.5 million in the third quarter, according to fundraising totals released on Monday by each campaign.
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign announced today it has raised more than $12.1 million in the third quarter this year, outraising incumbent Senator Scott Brown by $4.5 million. Brown's campaign had its best fundraising total to date this quarter, at $7.45 million. The Brown campaign enters the home stretch with approximately $10.2 million cash on hand. About 80 percent of Warren's contributors were donation amounts of $50 or less, and $7 million was raised in September alone, the campaign said. “Tens of thousands of people across Massachusetts have joined this campaign because they know that Elizabeth will fight for them in the U.S. Senate,” said Michael Pratt, Finance Director. "This strong support will help propel the …
Friday, October 12, 2012
As the Nov. 6 election nears, political discussion is getting heated. How much do you share of your political opinions with your Facebook friends?
Maybe you're a die-hard Democrat, and you think Joe Biden wiped the floor with Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate Thursday. Or maybe you're a staunch Republican, you believe Paul Ryan was on top of his game. Do you share these opinions with your Facebook friends? Maybe you shouldn't, suggests a recent article on Boston.com. People of all political leanings told the Globe they're learning too much about their friends' and relatives' attitudes. The article is informed by data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The study found that 18 percent of Facebook users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden a friend because of political differences or a distaste for the sheer volume of the friends’ political posts. …
Vice Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan squared off in the VP debate on Thursday, Oct. 11, a week after presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney had their first debate. Here's how Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats reacted.
Massachusetts Democrats were more enthusiastic about Joe Biden's vice presidential debate performance than Bay State Republicans were about Paul Ryan's performance: that's the major finding of the Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to local politicos immediately after the debate ended Thursday night. Biden and Ryan faced off Thursday, Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, KY. ABC News' Martha Raddatz moderated the debate, which covered both domestic and foreign policy. Of the 14 local influential Democrats who took the survey, 12 of them (85.7 percent) voted that Biden won by a large margin, with one voting that the current vice president won by a slim margin and one voting "neutral." Meanwhile, of the 25 local influential …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Patch readers, if you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Monday, October 8, 2012
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University on Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our Shrewsbury Patch readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The jobless rate has fallen to below 8 percent for the first time in four years.
With Republicans and Democrats largely agreeing that Republican candidate Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate this week, there is a new piece of news that could soften the perceived blow to President Barack Obama's campaign. The U.S. jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time since Obama moved in to the White House. The Boston Globe reported that the news could give the Obama camp a boost; it's the same rate as January 2009, when the president took office. In the months after the inauguration, the rate increased and topped 8 percent for 43 straight months. In August, it was 8.1 percent. The jobless rate is determined through a government survey of 60,000 households. The Globe …