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-- -- reported Pennsylvania's a swing state where polls of likely voters show governor Romney has a real uphill battle but it's not the only state.
According -- latest Wall Street Journal.
NBC news Marist poll.
Present Obama has a seven point lead New Hampshire.
In North Carolina though it's pretty much neck and next see that it's -- two point lead that's inside the margin of -- as you can see the bottom of the screen same goes for the state of Nevada.
Where the president has but a two point lead and again that's inside the margin of error -- this now.
Political reporter for real clear politics dot com Aaron -- -- it's nice to see you.
You can't partisans can try to -- these polls all they want but.
Mean we use the same polls every time same methods every time and our polls say the same -- -- -- else's polls.
It's an uphill battle for Mitt Romney right now nobody saying he can't win the thing but he's got his work cut out full.
He sure does now I will say that some of these polls do you have higher samples of Democrats and we hear that out on the campaign is.
And that's true but there are -- and -- I know our poll was pollsters have told us that our poll is.
Is is this is straight up and and it is what it -- is it high.
Each -- your right and that's why we're seeing that both candidates both the president and Mitt Romney.
Will be down a lot now this afternoon until about the debate on Wednesday night.
-- that we just saw Mitt Romney Pennsylvania but we likely won't see him again until Wednesday and same thing with the president will be campaigning in Nevada on Sunday but for the most part.
Both candidates are.
Holding up and doing a lot of debate prep because they know it's very high stakes and yet -- You can sense that they have turned up the heat -- -- I was listening to that sound -- that Carl Cameron ran in the last block you know a lot of Republicans have been saying.
Go harder go harder go harder Mitt Romney will.
He was going harder right there I mean.
You heard what he was saying about the president did that the president thinks the killing of the diplomat as a bump in the road and on it on you may not like what he's saying agree -- -- disagree -- it.
But it's a turn and up -- the volume no matter how you slice it.
And that is the ironic thing that some of the polls are showing us that in the last week.
There has been a bit -- reversal in what voters think of Mitt Romney on terrorism -- the president.
For a long time it had -- the president's number one strength.
But the polls have started to -- on the same point.
The polls have shown a little bit of an increase for the president on tax policy.
And he's now meeting that Ronnie and -- -- we we've -- just a role reversal and so we'll see the campaigns -- different things going into the debate.
It it is big it is is no way that you should say that this race is wrapped up this race is not wrapped up I don't think either side has any any belief that this is wrapped up.
Do people know how fast news cycles -- these days I'm certainly well aware and are there.
And they -- you know let out that the president's campaign advisors in Ohio are saying that despite that some of these polls are showing them up ten points.
Their running like they're down ten points they are not about to arrest.
Even if they see -- pulling back from the Romney campaign in Ohio because that state is looking.
Harder and -- -- -- and some of these other states we should see the Romney campaign.
Go harder in Florida because you know that's the big one that's the big prize there is no doubt about it air in the pike on capitol hill -- and thank you.
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