Election 2012

Presidential Race? It's Decided

Mitt and Barry preach to the converted as the ranks of undecideds shrink


President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney would like to win over undecided voters — but there just aren't many of them left.

So in a super-tight election year, the campaigns are focusing more on appealing to their base voters than on winning new converts, preaching to a choir their teams hope will sing at full volume by Election Day.

It's smart politics: Internal and public polls consistently show far fewer undecided voters than four years ago, the result in part of a polarized electorate that has had four years to get to know Obama.