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News alert what started as a slow trickle in the polls heading Mitt Romney's way.
Has turned into quite something else tonight and -- not a full gusher of strong poll numbers yet for the Republican nominee.
Things are moving his direction across the country.
Mitt Romney now has taken a two point lead over the president and the latest Gallup poll of likely voters 49%.
And for the first time since last October.
Romney leads in the real clear politics average of polls the national -- the numbers 48 to 47 point three.
We have fox team coverage of the race for the presidency chief White House correspondent Ed Henry is traveling with the president and Columbus, Ohio.
And -- political correspondent Carl Cameron is with the Romney campaign.
Across the way in Cuyahoga Falls between Carl.
Hi Bret well this -- -- storm here into the Buckeyes stayed.
First time since the Democratic Convention in early September he's either tied and in some cases now leading in the polls -- You both national and battleground state holds the latest American research group poll shows Romney ahead in Colorado fifty to 46.
In Ohio -- at 48 to the president's 47 a virtual tie.
Furthermore the Rasmussen swing state tracking poll of eleven battleground states.
She'll probably at 49%.
And the president of 47.
Only appeal to Iowa farm country voters pledging to end what he called.
The Obama administration over regulation of agriculture should promise to open more world markets and reduce energy costs they're big differences between the president -- He has no plan for rural America.
No plans for agriculture.
No plan for getting people back to work that I do Romney released a policy paper on rural issues and -- the president for squeezing the economy is critically important agriculture industry and the president has this idea that he wants to raise the tax rate from.
35% to 40%.
And that won't be good for farms.
My own view is I want to take that tax rate down.
I want to take following Iowa around me flew to Ohio a critical battleground to his victory strategy where voter registration ends today.
And round is expected to return at least four times and just the next week.
Romney aides are touting their ground game and grassroots enthusiasm.
In Florida 43 and a half percent of absentee ballot requests came from Republicans 39% for Democrats.
Among those returns so far 45%.
Or GOP -- only 38% are Democrats in Colorado Republicans had requested 656000.
Absentee ballots as of Saturday.
In Nevada absentee ballot requests -- the GOP by 44%.
In North Carolina 52% of all ballot requests are GOP -- only 27 for Democrats and 21 for independence.
Vice president Joseph Biden and Romney running mate Paul Ryan are both off the trail getting ready for their big debate.
Kid Rock who let his -- on board free to Romney has a rally -- Headlined -- Ryan rally last -- in Michigan and that he was considering a vice presidential debate watching pig party and summed -- his view of the campaign this way.
I'm very proud to say that we have.
Had elected our first black president I'm sorry didn't do a better job.
-- it -- good but do but the facts -- the facts.
With the election exactly four weeks from tonight there is little doubt that grassroots organization could turn this election.
In states like Ohio where the battle is so tight.
That and the Obama campaign posted today -- -- -- is 120.
And the Romney campaign responded that they've already contacted either by knocking on doors making phone calls more than four million people here that's 13 of the population Brad.
Carl Cameron -- -- governor Romney Carl thank you now to President Obama.
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