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Battle of the Voting Blocs

Battle of the Voting Blocs

05/23/12 04:30PM

A new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll highlights some of Mitt Romney's biggest weaknesses, and the voting blocs that could deliver the President a victory in November. The poll finds President Obama holds a lead of 34-points among Hispanics, 15-points among women and 22-points among young voters. Over the next few months leading up to the... read more

NOW Today: Obama, Romney in tight fight for President

05/23/12 07:02AM

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll is in - and this morning, we'll just let the numbers do the talking:IF THE ELECTION WERE TODAYPres. Obama 47% // Mitt Romney 43% (+/- 3.4%)PRESIDENT OBAMA KEY VOTING GROUPSHispanics +34 // Women +15 // West +10 // 18-34 yr. read more

Trending NOW

05/23/12 06:49AM

More ads from the GOP jumping on the Cory Booker flub - now 4 days old.Magid CPI: Regulators, investors turn up heat over Facebook IPO; 'American Idol': Final Two Compete; Body of missing Harvard student found Google: Michael mckean; facebook stock; miami heatTwitter: Happy Hump Day; The Great Gatsby; Donald DriverYouTube Politics:... read more

Florida polls show Romney leading Obama

Florida polls show Romney leading Obama

05/22/12 08:00PM

Mitt Romney is leading in Florida polls, according to a Quinnipiac survey, edging President Obama who was once ahead in the state earlier this year. The NOW w/ Alex Wagner panelists - including New York Magazine's John Heilemann, Jane Murphy of Citizen... watch

The PACs Strike Back

05/22/12 04:24PM

The Super PAC ad wars are heating up, with a new spot from Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS out today, and as well as one from the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action. The Crossroads ad, called "Basketball," portrays a fictional suburban mother who supported President Obama in the last election but now says "things have changed for the... read more

Learning from his father

05/22/12 04:03PM

If you're still not sure who Mitt Romney is, you're not alone. But in a recent New York magazine piece, Benjamin Wallace-Wells sheds new light on Romney's political instincts by examining the presumptive Republican nominee's father, George Romney. The elder Romney was, like his son, a businessman and a Republican politician.... read more

NOW Today: Big money on both sides of 2012

05/22/12 07:15AM

There were estimates at the start of this presidential race suggesting that a record $3 billion would be spent. While it's too early to tell if those estimates were overblown, there sure is evidence to suggest we're inching toward that mark.Putting aside spending by Super PACs, which have infused unprecented influence in the race, both... read more

Trending NOW

05/22/12 06:47AM

The "Big Bain Backfire," as the Romney campaign is calling it, continues this morning with an ad neatly summarizing the issue on behalf of the GOP nominee.Magid CPI: Facebook stock slide puts new pressures on company; SpaceX Dragon becomes first private mission to ISS; Climber describes harrowing scene on Everest, where at least 4 are... read more

False convictions: 10,000 years in prison

05/21/12 09:53PM

Today during our "What Now" segment, we had a lively discussion about false convictions, and the toll they take on defendants' lives. Nearly 900 defendants wrongfully convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. in the past 23 years spent a combined total of more than 10,000 years in prison, according to a new database called the ... read more

Is attacking Bain a winning strategy?

Is attacking Bain a winning strategy?

05/21/12 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel – Rolling Stones’ Eric Bates, the Wall Street Journal’s Carol Lee,’s Joan Walsh, and The Daily Beast’s Patricia Murphy – discuss whether or not Team Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital... watch