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TRAIL MIX: Cell-Only and Under-30 White Sets Go for Obama; Democrats and Republicans' Favorite Cable Shows

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TRAIL MIX: Cell-Only and Under-30 White Sets Go for Obama; Democrats and Republicans' Favorite Cable Shows

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In today's news from newspaper campaign blogs: Cell-phone only crowd and under-30 whites for Obama, Democrats and Republicans have Cable faves, and CQ predicts Dems could get a magic "60."

Cable Favs for Dems and GOP-ersOn Politics USA Today By Jill Lawrence Democrats like Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." Republicans like "South Park," according to Nielsen Media, which has been looking into which cable shows are the most "engaging" among self-identified Democrats and Republicans. "Engagement" means the amount of attention paid to a show per the average viewer. Channel by channel the results are as follows: Discovery: Democrats, "Deadliest Catch," and Republicans, "Cash Cab"; FX: Democrats, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and Republicans, "Damages." Finally, on the SciFi network, Democrats, "Tim Man," and Republicans, "Doctor Who." One Bipartisan winner: A&E's Benjamin Bratt drama "The Cleaner."

"Cell phone" only crowd and under thirty whites go for ObamaThe Trail The Washington Post By Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta A new Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll shows that Barack Obama is up 12 points over John McCain among white voters under 30, a complete about-face from 2004 when Kerry lost these voters by 10 points. Another group that may have been under-counted in this years election, those who indicated that they are "cell only," appear to be an even larger percentage of the Obama electorate (67% Obama, vs. 32 % McCain) giving Obama a 2-1 lead among those voters and significantly higher than the 54% to 45% Kerry received.

CQ predicts that Congressional Dems might snag magic "60"The Swamp Chicago Tribune By Frank James Congressional Quarterly predicted yesterday that Congressional Democrats could gain more than 20 House seats and perhaps even enough in the Senate to get "the magic 60 filibuster-proof votes which would allow Senate Democrats to run fairly untrammeled over Senate Republicans," according to The Swamp's Frank James. House Democrats have put 73 of the 199 Republican seats in play. Republicans, according to CQ, the subscription publication that covers Capital Hill, is on the defensive this campaign. With two weeks left to go, there are 235 races and rated leaning Democratic 17, Democratic favored, 16 and safe Democratic, 202 which is one seat fewer than the party currently holds. …

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