With debates in the rear view mirror, it’s a sprint to the finish for Obama and Romney

    In the final stretch of the presidential campaigns, we take a look at the status of the race with the editor in chief of the Gallup Poll, Frank Newport.

    The possibility of the winner of the popular vote not being the winner of the electoral college is getting more discussion. New data summarizes the viewership of each of the presidential debates and who won — and Americans’ assessment of the debates’ impact as a whole.

    We also take a look at how voter turnout is expected to differ from 2008 numbers. The gender gap is widening, but not for the reason you may think. It’s the men’s vote which is in play more than the women’s.

    Plus, Hurricane Sandy is barreling northward from the Carribbean. What is the possible impact of the storm not only on the presidential race, but also on polling — not to mention millions of residents?

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