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Good evening I'm -- -- -- close and bitter race for president in -- by nature's wrath is heading down to the home stretch tonight.
While about nineteen million Americans have already voted the big day Tuesday -- is just five days away.
President Obama is trying to make up for the lost time on the campaign trail after a three day pause to deal with hurricanes sandy.
And Mitt Romney is hoping to ride post debate momentum.
Into the Oval Office we start with cheap political -- correspondent Carl Cameron with the governor in Virginia.
In a three -- swing across the battleground state of Virginia where he leads by a half point according to the real clear politics average of recent Virginia polls.
Mitt -- resumed his post hurricane criticism of Barack Obama's presidency.
We need real change.
For real change we're gonna take a different course -- -- this economy going from day one we're making changes the government reported that consumer confidence is at its highest point since mr.
Obama took office.
Romney in a new ad mocks the president for resurrecting a proposal on Monday which had already been rejected by congressional Republicans earlier this year.
For a new cabinet level secretary of business roundly slammed Obama's stump for a two.
He's got to find something to suggest it's going to be better over the next four years -- so we give about the idea last week.
Which is he's gonna create the department of business.
I I don't think adding a new chair in his cabinet.
Will help add millions of jobs on main street.
The Obama -- feign shock at Romney's disdain well this is an idea the Republican should have rushed to embrace when it was proposed on January 13 it's a proposal for smaller smarter and more efficient government I thought that's the sort of thing that Republicans supported -- -- Associated Press poll shows by a ten point margin more voters trust Romney to break the partisan stalemate in Washington that the president -- -- four more years of gridlock in Washington.
Governor Romney's wife and who's been campaigning alone joints of tomorrow for the final stretch.
And have been coming up to me and saying please help women.
Have been coming to me saying we're hurting all the voices of the Americans that are out there that need help.
And the only thing I can tell them.
Is that help is on the way.
Three new Marist polls today -- virtually tied races in the swing states of New Hampshire where Romney has a vacation home.
Wisconsin running mate Paul Ryan's home state.
And Iowa where the president leads by six but even Democrats warn it's much closer than that.
In Colorado Romney's got the edge fifty to 47 within the Rasmussen poll margin of error.
Even the ground.
-- to get out the vote looks like a toss up.
The latest pew research study says across the country the Obama campaign's -- about 11% of likely voters only 10% for the Romney campaign.
-- look at the swing states the Romney campaign seems to have an edge having reached 14% of likely voters and only thirteen from the Obama camp Brad.
Carl thank you President Obama is --
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