Romney winning among white working class voters while Obama holds on to women. The New York Times finds that Romney is doing no better among those white working class voters in key battleground states than John McCain did four years ago. So he’s looking to pick off women voters, but the president is holding his own with women. These geographic and demographic battlegrounds will go a long way to determining November’s winner.
Sarah Palin’s candidate loses in Missouri: U.S. Congressman Todd Akin won the GOP primary for Senate last night, beating Sarah Steeleman – who was endorsed by Palin – and businessman John Brunner. And that sets up a November showdown between Akin and Sen. Claire McCaskill. Akin was thought to be the weakest of the three general election candidates, but McCaskill may be the Senate’s most vulnerable Democratic incumbent.
Republicans are split on the prospect of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate. On one hand, Ryan would be a bold choice. But he’d also mean Romney would wholly own the Ryan plan – and its proposals to gut Medicare – which would be an easy thing for the Obama campaign to run against.
Ad Watch: The New York Times analyzes the Priority USA ad and finds fault with the story the former factory worker who says he lost his health insurance when Bain Capital shut down his plant.
Dirty Angry Money: The Koch Brothers have begun their $25 million anti-Obama ad campaign.
Polling update: Romney’s negatives are once again on the rise.