President Barack Obama beseeched core supporters and wayward backers to go to the polls, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney reached for an upset victory powered by anti-incumbent fervor on the final full day of a race that polls suggest has tilted slightly in the president’s favor.
President Barack Obama’s top advisers said Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s campaign stop in Pennsylvania today is a “desperate ploy” in a state he can’t win in the Nov. 6 election. A Republican aide insisted the traditionally Democratic-leaning state is in play.
It’s after dark at the Stanley Rowe Towers public housing project in Cincinnati’s West End, and Irvin Carney, a 24-year-old volunteer with President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, is at a resident’s doorstep, quizzing her about precisely when and how she’s going to cast her early ballot in Ohio.
President Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and their allies have expanded their television advertising battle into states that have traditionally voted Democratic in White House elections, as some surveys show tightening races in those areas.
White House senior adviser David Plouffe said Republican Mitt Romney is “disingenuously” hiding his positions from voters as polls show the U.S. presidential contest deadlocked in the campaign’s final days.
President Barack Obama entered the final five weeks of the Nov. 6 election with more campaign funds under his direct control than Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who benefits more from the national party and outside groups including super-political action committees.
Democrats hold the registration advantage over Republicans in four of six battleground states that will play a key role in the presidential election, even as Republicans and independents have recorded larger net gains since late 2008, data compiled by Bloomberg shows.