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The Times
  • Election 2012 week in review: Romney, Obama in tight race

  • A look at some of the news from the past week.

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  • - According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Friday, President Barack Obama has an edge over Mitt Romney when it comes to economic issues.
    - Romney will hold a campaign event Tuesday with Donald Trump and former rival Newt Gingrich.
    - Romney released an ad this week that outlines his plan for his first day in office. Is it way too ambitious, however? Check it out.
    - Tow polls released Thursday show that Obama is winning the swing state of Wisconsin.
    - Romney found himself on the defensive Thursday after he said small class sizes don’t necessarily mean better learning.
    - An NBC News/Marist poll shows Obama with slim leads over Romney in the key states of Florida, Ohio and Virginia.
    - Vice President Joe Biden’s favorability rating fell to its lowest numbers in a poll released Wednesday. He now stands at 45 percent.
    - An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll found that 61 percent of Latino voters prefer Obama to Romney.
    - Colin Powell said Wednesday that “I have no problem” with gay marriage.
    - Romney promised earlier this week that he will reduce the unemployment rate from the current 8.1 percent to 6 percent.

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