Seniors Reject Romney-Ryan Medicare Plan
"A month ago, Obama was down 13 points in Florida among people 65 and older; today he’s up 4. On the specific question of Medicare, Obama was down 4 points among Florida seniors in August; today he’s up 5 points."
Democrats More Confident About Economy
Gallup finds that the rise in economic confidence this month "has been almost exclusively due to soaring optimism among Democrats and independents who lean Democratic." "It's possible that the Democratic convention themes praising Obama's economic record and laying out economic goals for a second term were effective at convincing the party faithful that the economy is not so bad and getting better. Alternatively, the sheer excitement generated by the convention may have boosted Democrats' optimism that Obama will win re-election, and thus their economic confidence rose in kind."
RNC Cuts Ties to Firm After Voter Fraud Allegations
From the LA Times
The RNC "has abruptly cut ties to a consulting firm hired for get-out-the-vote efforts in seven presidential election swing states after Florida prosecutors launched an investigation into possible fraud in voter registration forms," the Los Angeles Times reports. "Working through state parties, the RNC has sent more than $3.1 million this year to Strategic Allied Consulting, a company formed in June by Nathan Sproul, an Arizona voting consultant. Sproul has operated other firms that have been accused in past elections of improprieties designed to help Republican candidates, including dumping registration forms filled out by Democrats, but none of those allegations led to any criminal charges."