Both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are in Ohio the final weekend before Tuesday's election. Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler about the significance about campaigning in Southwest Ohio, whether or not the controversy surrounding the Romney's camp's Jeep talk will alter the election, and the state of the senate race and Issue 2.
Ohio has been the state to watch for the Presidential election and both candidates have been focusing heavily on southwest Ohio in recent days. Emily McCord reports that the President Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney are trying to rally their bases.
Ohio's Republican senator says President Barack Obama is distorting Republican Mitt Romney's position on the auto industry bailout, a key issue in the pivotal state.
Sen. Rob Portman says President Obama’s comments have been "reckless and irresponsible." Portman particularly objected to the president’s speech in Dayton , on Tuesday in which he said there might not still be an American auto industry if Romney had been president.
President Obama addresses a crowd of over 9,500 at triangle park in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday.
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Ohio Tuesday. At Dayton’s triangle park, he urged supporters to vote early and worked to fire up the base two weeks before the election. Mr. Obama accused Republican challenger Mitt Romney of being all over the map on foreign policy, education, and hit him hard on his position on the auto industry.
A new poll indicates President Barack Obama's lead in Ohio has dwindled, but he is getting strong support from women.
The Quinnipiac University/CBS News poll released today put the Democratic president ahead of Republican Mitt Romney 50 percent to 45. Obama led 55-40 among women and Romney 51-44 among men. Romney led independent voters 49-42 percent.
Romney had more support among white voters, while blacks were heavily for Obama in the poll. A Quinnipiac survey Sept 26 had shown Obama with a 10-point lead.