Election 2012

Presidential Race? It's Decided

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

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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.

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