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Seducing the Swing States

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(Photo by Thaddeus Stewart via Flickr Creative Commons)
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Produced with Emma Ruddock

As the President makes the rounds in New Hampshire today, we’re reminded that our state plays a critical role despite our puny electoral numbers. New Hampshire, like Missouri, Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina, has walked a delicate line in recent elections, with voters deciding which lever to pull based not on party loyalty, but the issue of the moment. Joining us to talk about how the President and Romney are taking swing voters into account in their campaign strategies is Steve Kornacki, who covers politics for Salon, and who was recently named as co-host of the new MSNBC show “The Cycle.” He has a take on reading the polls we haven't yet heard...