Bloomberg: “President Barack Obama is winning the opening round in the battle over immigration, according to a Bloomberg poll released today, putting Republicans on the defensive with his decision to end the deportations of some illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Sixty-four percent of likely voters surveyed after Obama’s June 15 announcement said they agreed with the policy, while 30 percent said they disagreed. Independents backed the decision by better than a two-to-one margin.”
“Cristina Saralegui, who has hosted The Cristina Show for 21 years, said Obama ‘understands the Hispanic community and has supported it unconditionally and that is why I was moved to endorse and campaign for our president's re-election,’” USA Today writes. “Saralegui also cut an ad for the Obama election team.”
The Obama campaign released this statement today: “On CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday, Mitt Romney attempted to link his own tax and fiscal plans with the recommendations of the President's Simpson-Bowles budget commission. But the reality is that Gov. Romney's plan is fundamentally incompatible with Simpson-Bowles or any responsible approach to deficit reduction. Romney said again in Sunday's interview that he would not ask the wealthiest Americans to contribute even one additional dollar to help reduce our deficits. In fact, his plan would include an additional tax cut of $5 trillion. Yet he refused again to answer specifically how he would pay for this cut. Simpson-Bowles would reduce the deficits. The Romney plan would explode them.”
The Boston Globe goes to Ohio: “[A]s grateful as autoworkers are for the help, the $85 billion government rescue that pulled GM and Chrysler from the brink might not be enough to guarantee President Obama the same overwhelming support he received here in 2008… Any erosion of support in lunch-bucket Toledo could prove disastrous for Obama, who will need the 2-to-1 ratio he garnered here in 2008 to offset Romney’s strengths elsewhere.”
Does the Obama campaign need to go “Moneyball” to overcome the power of Super PACs? Huffington Post’s Stein talks to the creator of the concept in baseball who offers some political advice and looks at whether a deep analytical look at statistics can break through in political strategy.
Obama will be in Tampa Friday.