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2012: Americans Elect doesn elect (for now)

Romney leads 46%-43% over Obama in the latest CBS/New York Times poll. Last month, the two were tied at 46%. (Note: The poll was a call-back survey.)

Americans Elect didn’t get a candidate. They’ll decide how to proceed Thursday.

Political Wire: Americans Elect, ‘the deep-pocketed nonprofit group that set out to nominate a centrist third-party presidential ticket,’ admitted that its online nominating process had failed, Politico reports.”

“A new USA Today/Gallup Poll finds Americans ‘are increasingly optimistic that things are about to get better for the nation and themselves,’” Political Wire writes. “‘Though an overwhelming 71% rate economic conditions as poor, a 58% majority predict they will be good a year from now.’”