Today is the forty-eighth day of Romney-Ryan, the ticket that time forgot. We are, by the way, in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from the 15th of this month to October 15. Remember, Hispanic heritage is part of this country’s heritage.
Gainesville’s annual Pride Parade is at 12:00 on Saturday, starting at the Ayers Center on University Avenue. I and some of my fellow Unitarian Universalists will be marching. The Pride festival will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Downtown Plaza.
Meanwhile, forty days are left until Election Day, six until the first presidential debate, and five until the first day of the two-day student referendum on renaming the University of Florida’s student union after integration hero Virgil Hawkins.
With early voting starting in five more states, Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, and Wyoming, here are today’s presidential tracking polls:
Rasmussen lv3d: Obama 46% (48%*), Romney 46% (48%*), some other candidate 4%
Gallup rv7d: Obama 50% , Romney 44%
- Presidential Approval
Rasmussen lv3d: Approve 48% (28%**), Disapprove 51% (42%**)
Gallup rv3d: Approve 50% , Disapprove 44%
lv = likely voters, rv = registered voters, 3d = 3-day, 7d = 7-day
* = with leaners added, ** = strong