Polls haven’t budged — campaign looks like trench warfare

Since mid-April, the average price for a gallon of regular gas has dropped 40 cents, President Obama has announced support for same-sex marriage, government statisticians have delivered two disappointing monthly jobs reports, tensions have ebbed and flowed with Iran and Mitt Romney has formally clinched the Republican presidential nomination. And the presidential polls? Flat-lined. [cont.]

David Lauter, Los Angeles Times