By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign paid millions of dollars to companies led by top advisers and, by many measures, the campaign got less to show for it than in-house staffers performing a labor of love for President Obama's campaign, expenditure records show.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both ardent suitors of women who vote. In the last few weeks, Mr. Romney has edged out his rival, vaulting to front-runner status. The polls credit a surge among female voters in battleground states, and Mr. Obama will do almost anything to woo them back.
Since President Obama's lackluster showing at the first debate two weeks ago, the race has tightened across the board, both in national surveys and where it matters most — in the 11 battleground states that will decide the election.
House Democrats intend to ease proposed restrictions on political activity by federal contractors, officials said Monday, hoping to build support for legislation establishing new disclosure and other requirements for the fall campaign.
"This result underscores deep flaws in Gallup's likely-voter screen," Mr. Benenson said. "Gallup's data is once again far out of line with other public pollsters."
Obama campaign pollster Joel Benenson said Gallup's survey was "an extreme outlier, defying the trends seen in every other battleground and national poll."