Obama gets a bump in the polls
President takes narrow lead after DNC
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- Date Sep 10, 2012
President takes narrow lead after DNC
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Good evening I'm Bret -- we are eight weeks away from the election and if you believe the polls President Obama is pulling ahead of Mitt Romney.
Polls are polls and translating positive polls into actual voters come Election Day.
Well that's something different but it appears that -- post convention bump is fueling a mini surge for the president.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron breaks down the numbers.
With -- Showing President Obama inching slightly ahead Mitt Romney rallied Republicans -- PR machine works in Mansfield Ohio.
Historically a must win state for GOP presidential hopeful.
Forward is -- campaigns.
-- that I I think forewarned is a better term.
We know what would happen if you're -- -- could we see more years of high unemployment.
We see more years of massive deficits.
We -- more years of almost no wage growth in this country.
We see more years of a nation happen at the -- of the kind of crisis you're sitting in Europe where forewarned and that's why we're not gonna reelect this map.
-- latest democratic leaning public policy poll shows the president ahead fifty to 45 in the Buckeye State.
The real clear politics average of recent Ohio polls puts the Obama edge at 2.2 in North Carolina -- the Democratic National Convention ended just before last week's discouraging jobs report.
The public policy poll says Obama leads by one a virtual tie inside the margin of error the real clear politics average of North Carolina polls shows Romney up nearly two.
Nationwide the president's got a slight convention bounce Romney aides downplayed but do not dispute it.
The president -- Gallup daily tracking poll 49 to 44 narrowly outside the -- 2% margin of error.
The real clear politics average of recent national surveys puts the president -- lead at two points.
Gallup says the Democratic National Convention was viewed favorably by 43% to 40% for the Republican Convention.
Romney's top pollster Neil Newhouse said quote.
Don't get too worked up about the latest polling while some voters will feel a bit of a sugar high from the conventions the basic structure of the race has not changed significantly.
Historically candidates with clear leads in mid September tend to win.
But so far neither candidates been able to clearly breakaway so money could make the difference down the stretch the Obama campaign and Democrats raised a 114 million dollars last month slightly more than -- of -- deal being collected a 111 point six.
Romney has a 168 and a half million dollars cash on hand had planned several fundraisers this week.
Obama and Democrats won't say how much they have in the bank but about spent the GOP for months and kept less cash around.
The Obama camp accuses the GOP ticket.
Of evasiveness for not saying which tax deductions and loopholes they cut to reduce the deficit the GOP counters that the president's hiding where he'll cut military spending.
And re -- 2008 rhetoric in his recent convention speech was more empty promises he's the true.
We'll take more than just yeah.
-- a few weeks more than a few years.
The wrong -- Ryan ticket is -- trying to expand the battleground states.
The -- -- -- is not trying to expand the number of battleground swing states in play.
Launching a new ad campaign this week in Wisconsin Paul Ryan's native state hoping to capitalize on his popularity there.
So far the Romney camp is not campaigning -- rather advertising in.
His native state of Michigan tomorrow the governor will go to Reno where he'll give a speech to the National Guard and reserve convention commemorating 9/11 -- Carl Cameron traveling with the governor Romney in Ohio tonight Karl thank you the US.