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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Perry Receives No Bump After Economic Speech -
Texas Governor Rick Perry is polling at only 8% in the latest Quinnipiac poll of Republican presidential candidates. The poll, which was conducted prior to the Herman Cain sexual harassment controversy, has Cain in first with 30%, Romney at 23% and a bump for Gingrich who received 10%. Quinnipiac has more here.

It appears former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has the most to gain as the Cain story continues to unfold. Stay Tuned....


Obama Approval Rating Jumps 6 Points -
from last month with 47% approving in the latest Quinnipiac poll released this morning. President Obama also beat all four of the top polling Republican presidential candidates. You can read more of the poll results here.


Cain Accuser Wants To Go Public -
The Washington Post is reporting that one of the two woman who made claims against Herman Cain wants to tell her side of the story. Her lawyer says she is prohibited from speaking of the incident because of a non-disclosure agreement she signed with the National Restaurant Association. You can read more here.

Look to see this issue seriously damage the Cain campaign.


Senate Republicans Likely To Block Latest Jobs Act Proposal -
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been unable to get past Republican opposition which stymied a vote for the American Jobs Act and then the aid to states for teachers and first responders.

The latest component of the American Jobs Act Reid will put forward tomorrow and it will include 50 Billion in infrastructure spending and 10 Billion for a national infrastructure Bank. has more here.

President Obama will promote passage of this bill today at 11:30 AM in a speech in front of the Key bridge in Georgetown. You can read more here.


Germany and France Unhappy With Greek Referendum -
French President Nicholas Sarkozy and Germany Angela Merkel will meet with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou to discuss his latest move to hold a referendum on the 178 Billion bail-out proposal. International financial markets have fallen as a result and eyes also remain on Italy as the next country to need a financial bail-out. has more here.


Bowles Presents Compromise Plan to Deficit Super Committee -
Erskine Bowles presented members with a 2.6 Trillion deficit reduction plan which includes revenue increases along with spending reductions.

This comes as the November 23 deadline nears for the committee to act. has more here.


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