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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Welfare #1028215

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) CBS News estimate on electoral votes for President Obama and Mitt Romney in the presidential election and poll findings on voter preference in Wisconsin, Virginia and Colorado cited; map shown of battleground states.

(Denver: Nancy Cordes) Findings of the latest Quinnipiac University/CBS News/"New York Times" poll examined; details given about Obama’s loss of support among male and college-educated white voters; scenes shown of Obama campaigning in Colorado with Sandra Fluke, who was disparaged by conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh for speaking out in favor of contraceptive coverage. [In Denver, OBAMA – campaigns on women’s health care rights.] [Earlier, LIMBAUGH – calls Fluke a slut.] [FLUKE – tells Romney that women won’t choose him.] The strength of support for both candidates discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jan Crawford) Romney’s attack on Obama over welfare prompted by a change to the Welfare Reform Act that allows the administration to waive the work requirement for states that have their own programs to increase employment featured; Romney ad shown; details given about the response from former President Bill Clinton and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. [ROMNEY – says he removed the requirement of work from welfare.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Poll findings from Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin on gun laws cited.

Schieffer, Bob;
Cordes, Nancy;
Crawford, Jan

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