45. By REBECCA KAPLAN, SARAH HUISENGA / CBS NEWS/ October 4, 2012, 10:08 PM  Romney: Debate let voters "listen to substance"  Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns with vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Fishersville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. / AP PHOTO/CHARLES DHARAPAK

Romney: Debate let voters "listen to substance"

45. By REBECCA KAPLAN, SARAH HUISENGA / CBS NEWS/ October 4, 2012, 10:08 PM Romney: Debate let voters "listen to substance" Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns with vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Fishersville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. / AP PHOTO/CHARLES DHARAPAK

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama laugh as Romney gets up to address the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama, Romney in (mostly) friendly duel of wits

break from tense campaign, Obama and Romney score laughs with standup routines By Associated Press /October 2012

13. Sept. 21-Romney plans Pueblo rally Monday after Jefferson County on Sunday;    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters during a rally at Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Aug., 02, 2012. (THE DENVER POST file | Heather Rousseau)

Romney plans Pueblo rally Monday after Jefferson County on Sunday

plans Pueblo rally Monday after Jefferson County on Sunday; Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters during a rally at Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Aug., (THE DENVER POST file

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to elementary students at Fairfeild Elementary in Fairfield, VA, October 8, 2012 during an unscheduled stop. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to elementary students at Fairfeild Elementary in Fairfield, VA, October 2012 during an unscheduled stop. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

The narrative of "there are now more takers than makers" in the US is not just insulting - it is plainly a lie. The arithmetic - the real winner of the 2012  election - backs it up. Seventy percent of counties with the fastest-growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg.

Republican-Heavy Counties Eat Up Most Food-Stamp Growth

The narrative of "there are now more takers than makers" in the US is not just insulting - it is plainly a lie. The arithmetic - the real winner of the 2012 election - backs it up. Seventy percent of counties with the fastest-growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg.

September 20, 2012 7:46 AM PrintText   How Romney could survive a loss in Ohio or Virginia  ByScott Conroy  Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Atlanta, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)  This article originally appeared on RealClearPolitics.  (CBS News) One is a state that every successful Republican presidential

How Romney could survive a loss in Ohio or Virginia

79 Obama boosted by housing reports, polls as Romney seeks end to controversy of his own making Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Atlanta, Wednesday, Sept.

#222 Oct. 20-Romney Rips Russia, at Least on Campaign Trail;  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Rips Russia, at Least on Campaign Trail; Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally on Friday, Oct. 2012 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

#211 Oct. 17-Tuesday's Debate a Hit on Social Media;   President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney exchange views during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Body Language: A Testy and Tense Exchange; President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney exchange views during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. in Hempstead, N.

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