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We are forty days and forty nights away from picking the next president.
There is economic news tonight that certainly will not help the incumbent but there is good news for him in the latest Fox News polls.
For the third day in a row both presidential candidates are in the same state today.
It's Virginia we have fox team coverage chief White House correspondent Ed Henry on the latest.
On economic growth but we begin with senior national correspondent John Roberts with the Romney campaign in Springfield Virginia good -- John.
-- -- -- what it comes to polls most candidates would tell you the only one that really matters is the one taken on Election Day but have a poll as a snapshot in time.
The Mitt Romney has some work to do.
The -- leading to the White House remains high for Mitt Romney tonight.
A new Fox News poll showing President Obama with a five point lead nationally 48 to 43%.
Unchanged from earlier this month and within the margin of error but a significant shift from before the convention it's a 136000.
We'll be lost in Virginia if the candidate is getting anxious you wouldn't know it.
Is he hammered President Obama over defense cuts in the -- sequestration.
At this American legion post but it is still a troubled and dangerous world.
And the idea of cutting our military command but by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable.
And devastating and when I become president of the United States we will stop -- I will not cut our commitment to our military.
-- picked up the support of 42 medal of honor recipients today.
Last night in Ohio in impromptu photo op with veterans of world war two and Korea.
But -- -- sightseeing plane pulled up next -- hits the Obama campaign tried to drive a wedge between Romney had this reliable constituency today.
Accusing him of threatening veterans' benefits for these -- spending cuts way.
Romney threw it right back at the president and given the need of our veterans.
How in the world as commander in chief you could stand by as we shrink our military commitment financially -- something I don't understand.
And our vs at the same time the run to campaign prohibited to another important Virginia issued a big job losses in -- country.
Accusing the president of waging war against the industry is Mitt Romney is important corners the sharpened attacks reflect surging fortunes for the president in Virginia.
The latest Darcy.
47% remarks at that may fund raiser -- is -- calibrated his rhetoric.
Insisting a rising economic side and -- run the administration.
Would lift all boats it's the middle class -- struggling under President Obama.
It's a middle class will be hit by these 136000.
Jobs lost in Virginia with the defense cuts.
I'm fighting to help the poor in the middle class in this country.
One other number and our Fox News poll -- governor Ronnie certainly could think turn things around when asked whether the country should mostly stay on course.
Or whether many policies needed to change 73% of respondents said.
John mother Jones released another video it says shows governor Romney and another.
Bad -- -- it said 1985 video of Iran is discussing Bain capital's business strategy that.
Included buying stakes in undervalued companies and then eventually harvesting them at a profit -- the Obama campaign jumped all over that word.
What's the Romney camp saying that.
The run -- campaign came out very quickly after that Brett and said this quote.
In addition to starting your business is -- -- help build being capital by turning around broken companies creating and saving thousands of jobs.
The problem today is the President Obama hasn't been able to turn around our economy.
In the same way we should point out -- harvesting is a common term in the world of private equity as -- harvesting the investment one private equity manager talked it states that.
Not a bad thing because usually by that time you've -- the company and created an awful lot of jobs -- Okay John thank you.
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