It's hard not to notice that election season is heating up.
The signs—both literal and figurative are hard to ignore. Earlier in August, Missouri had its to narrow down the field for statewide races. Ads for candidates are filling local airwaves and running non-stop. On the national level, Mitt Romney has .
Yes, it's election time.
Next Monday, Aug. 27, the Republican National Convention will kick off in Tampa, Fla. The four-day convention is expected to conclude with Mitt Romney officially claiming the Republican nomination for president, a title he has unofficially had for several months. Romney's presumptive nomination means one part of the ballot will be set. The next domino is set to fall a week later in Charlotte, N.C., when the Democrats confirm President Barack Obama as the nominee.
There are, of course, other candidates like Gary Johnson running for a third-party spot.
With the race to the White House heating up, we're going to bring back the Presdential Poll . Every week we'll take the temperature of the local electorate. Vote in the poll and tell us who, right now, has your vote. If you feel like it, leave a comment explaining why you're voting a certain way.