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By Matt Kibbe
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Neil Newhouse
It's official: From presidential campaign politics to a world gone "Gangnam Style," 2012 was the most dubious year yet.
Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party's drive to capture the White House, even as he tries to fend off a rising GOP challenger, Rick Santorum, who wields strong blue-collar appeal.
— Brushing off media criticism over misleading campaign advertisements, Neil Newhouse, a pollster for Republican challenger Mitt Romney, declared, "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers."
"Obama isn't even close to 50 percent of the vote. In fact, again, going back to Real Clear Politics, since the first debate, there have been 24 national surveys done since the first debate, and just one of them has shown Obama at 50 percent of the vote. That's just one," Neil Newhouse, the Romney campaign's pollster, told reporters on Wednesday.