Thursday, October 4, 2012
Patch polled Georgia elected officials and activists in both parties to find out who they felt won the debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
A flash poll of influential members of Georgia’s GOP and Democratic parties found rare agreement on the question of who won Wednesday night’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. As a Democratic respondent put it, “Mitt is back in the race.” Patch tapped our panels of Democrats and Republicans who hold office, are former elected officials, candidates or party activists for twin polls that were conducted in the first hour after the debate ended. Patch received responses from 32 Republicans and 15 Democrats. The poll is not scientific. Of the GOP respondents, 87.5 percent said Romney won “by a wide margin” and 12.5 percent said he won by “a slim margin.” Democratic respondents were less emphatic about …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Take our Patch poll and tell us who you think won Wednesday night's debate.
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney met on Wednesday night for the first of three scheduled debates. Patch not only streamed the debate live, but also carried a live blog that took place during the debate. Hundreds of Georgia readers followed Patch's online coverage of the event, and shared their thoughts and comments online. Replay Patch's live blog by clicking on the article above. And tell us who you believe won the debate, by voting in our Patch poll. If you're coming to us from a mobile device, you might not be able to see our live blog, but you can follow the conversation at this RSS feed.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The logo, which stirred up some controversy recently, was apparently dropped by the Obama campaign last weekend.
Much is being made by politicos about the Obama campaign's representation of the flag, which puts the campaign logo in place of the field of stars. Conservative media and websites have come out strong against the logo, which might have caused the campaign to quietly drop its use over the weekend. Obama supporters can no longer purchase merchandise with the controversial logo. An error message is returned for anyone attempting to access the link on the the campaign's website.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
National Voter Registration Day took place on Tuesday, and the Nov. 6 general election is now just 42 days away. And if an online political quiz is accurate, more Georgians align with the viewpoints of Libertarian Gary Johnson than the two main candidates in the presidential election. According to a quiz on ISideWith.com, 52 percent of its participants from Georgia as of Sept. 17 have views that match those of Johnson; 48 percent matched President Barack Obama and 44 percent matched Republican Mitt Romney. Click here to take the quiz and find out with which candidate your views most closely align. More than 3.1 million people nationwide have participated, according to the web site, which pitches the quiz as a way for voters to find a …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Patch polled elected officials and activists in both parties to find out how they felt about their recent conventions. Both sides felt their own party got a boost, but Democrats expressed stronger feelings about the momentum they say Obama got.
Patch tapped our panels of influential Democrats and Republicans for twin polls, which were conducted this week. The results are unscientific. Democrats and Republicans were polled separately, with people from each party asked to focus on their own presidential candidate's performance and their own party's convention. Patch received responses from 31 Democrats and 56 Republicans. Do you have a suggestion for future polls of influential Republicans and Democrats? Tell us in the comments area below.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
This online free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.
The selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as Republican candidate Mitt Romney's running mate has put the presidential race back on the front burner. And based on the conversations we're seeing on Patch, there are a wide variety of issues that concern readers in Midtown and elsewhere when it comes to who will end up in the White House. But do you really know which presidential candidate best matches your stance on those issues? A new website launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it launched in …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The president visited the famed Midtown eatery during his campaign fundraising trip to Atlanta on Tuesday
- Sam Colt
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Varsity in Midtown played host to a special guest Tuesday: President Barack Obama. The president journeyed to Atlanta today to stump for votes and collect campaigning cash. But before he did so, he made a surprise lunchtime visit to the famed restaurant, where he greeted startled customers and shook their hands. Of course, he also got some food. The president ordered a chili dog, french fries and a couple of drinks at what is billed as the World’s Largest Drive-in Restaurant. The Varsity, which had fed three other U.S. presidents prior to Tuesday, has been serving Atlantans and Georgia Tech students since 1928. Penny Young, a hairdresser from Marietta, was overwhelmed by Obama's visit. "I shook his hand," she said, "He came in and met…
The president makes fundraising stops in Atlanta Tuesday and rumors have it that he'll stop by a movie set near Cypress Street.
After fundraising stops in New England on Monday, President Barack Obama arrives in Atlanta Tuesday to stump for votes and collect campaigning cash. There have been reports the commander in chief will make a pit stop in Midtown. And if the presidential motorcade rolls through the area, expect traffic delays to come with it. At 1:30 p.m., Obama will speak before an estimated crowd of 500 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in downtown where tickets started at $500. Later, 20 or so donors have forked out $35,000 each to be a part of a campaign roundtable with Obama. The president will later depart Atlanta for a pair of Miami fundraisers, including a private home affair where 30 donors are reported to have paid $40,000 each to attend. The …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
President Barack Obama attends Midtown reception, greets neighbors during Friday fundraising blitz that saw him raise more than $5 million in Atlanta and Chicago.
So, did you pay a reported $10,000 to meet President Barack Obama during an early Friday evening reception at the Sherwood Forest home of campaign contributor and entrepreneur Mac Wilbourn? Or did you merely take the economical route, waiting outside on the streets for the chance to catch a glimpse of the president or maybe shake his hand? Obama cruised through the city on a Friday fundraising blitz and much like GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney did last month, the president made sure to make a Midtown stop to collect campaign financing help. Bloomberg Business Week reported Saturday that Obama raised more than $5 million on Friday during re-election fundraisers in Atlanta and Chicago. According to the Federal Election Commission, the …