Swing state independent voters not so enthusiastic [Gallup/USA Today, 9/20]: Among registered voters in 12 swing states, only 43 percent of independent voters say they're extremely or very enthusiastic about voting this November. Democrats are most excited at 73 percent. Sixty-four percent of Republicans say they're as excited.

In three of those swing states, President Obama is ahead [Fox News, 9/19]: "Obama tops Romney by seven percentage points among likely voters in both Ohio (49-42 percent) and Virginia (50-43 percent). In Florida, the president holds a five-point edge (49-44 percent)."

Sen. Scott Brown gains narrow lead on Elizabeth Warren [UMass/Boston Herald, 9/20]: After several recent polls showed Warren with a slight lead or tied with Brown, this one bucks the trend. "The GOP incumbent is beating Warren by a 50-44 percent margin among registered Bay State voters..."

Most Americans says there's too much government dependency [Rasmussen, 9/20]: "64% of Adults think there are too many Americans dependent on the government for financial aid. Just 10% think not enough Americans are dependent on the government, while 16% say the level of dependency is about right."

The horse race [RCP average, 9/20]: An average of national polls shows Obama leading Romney 48.3 to 45 percent.

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