Anna Sale

During the primary season, It’s A Free Country’s political reporter Anna Sale made her way through the swing states, talking to the most coveted — and besieged — voters in the country about what's changed in their lives since 2008 and what matters most to them for the next four years. 

We kept track of whom Anna met, what she's eating, and where she was headed at #AnnaSwings on twitter.

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Friday, June 01, 2012


In Colorado, Campaigns Talk Economy while Voters Talk Abortion

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Leading up to today’s first presidential debate, Colorado voters are getting barraged with campaign advertising. Most of it focuses on numbers – the size of the debt, unemployment fig...


Post-Convention, Swing Voters Unswayed

Friday, September 14, 2012

Swing voters we met earlier this summer are still leaning the same ways they were weeks ago, but now their fuzzy instincts and impressions are crystallizing, revealing partisan battle...


Anna in the Swing States: Fighting for Ohio's Narrowest Margins

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

To win this state again in 2012, the Obama campaign must hold on to the advantages it gained outside the state’s traditional Democratic strongholds.


In Iowa, Undecided Voters Are Disappointed in Obama But Can't Commit to Romney

Monday, July 23, 2012

President Barack Obama won Iowa in 2008 by nine percentage points, but his support here is softening as his approval rating and favor with independent voters has dipped. 

The disappointed Iowa voters I met, though, aren't convinced that Mitt Romney is a viable alternative, particularly because of his wealth and his failure in their eyes to adequately address the struggling middle class.

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Listen: Swing States Voter Voices

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

In this first swing swing, we'll hear from voters in Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio about what's changed in their lives since 2008 and what matters most to them for the next four years.

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Anna in the Swing States: Iowa's Political Migrations

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Winning this state in 2012 will come down to which campaign can woo Iowa’s ticket-splitting rural voters and swing Catholic voters, while establishing a edge in the politically diversifying cities.


Anna in the Swing States: No 'Mile High' Enthusiasm in Colorado

Friday, July 13, 2012

The choice Colorado voters are anticipating in November is not so much Obama versus Romney, but whether voting for the guy they kind of like is worth the trouble.

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Anna Sale's Swing State Tour

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Anna Sale, politics reporter for It's A Free Country, discusses her tour of the swing states to talk to voters about the upcoming election. Today she checks in from northern Colorado.

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Anna in the Swing States: Colorado's Swinging Suburbs and Untapped Latino Voters

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Follow along as Anna Sale makes her way through the swing states, talking to to the most coveted — and besieged — voters in the country. In the swing state of Colorado, those are resi...


A Look at the 2012 Swing States

Friday, July 06, 2012

This week President Obama is visiting Ohio and Pennsylvania, two states that are already pegged as crucial swing states in the 2012 presidential election. But although these two state...

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Anna Sale: On to Ohio

Monday, July 23, 2012

Anna Sale, It's A Free Country politics reporter, continues her tour of the swing states, heading to Ohio from Wisconsin talking to voters about the upcoming election.

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