Elections 2012: Obama Starts a New Blitz in Response to Upsetting Results of the Polls

President Barack Obama will start a two-day campaign blitz through six states next week to try to win hearts of Republican Mitt Romney`s supporters.

President Barack Obama waves from the Colonnade to visitors as they tour the White House grounds and gardens, Oct. 19, 2012. Members of the public were invited to tour the grounds as part of the 2012 White House Fall Garden Tours. Photo: Pete Souza/The Official White House

As Election Day comes near a lot of polls on the presidential race between President Obama and Republican Nominee Mitt Romney appear. To sum up the polls, Obama did better in the national polls, but Romney had a good luck with the state polls.

But still, Obama`s strong debate performance this week gained him little ground against the former Massachusetts governor, and time constraints are severe – only two weeks left until the November 6 election, Reuters reports.

Obama and Romney are tied in most surveys. Because Americans doubt whether to give Obama more time to fix the economy or choose a former business executive who claims he knows best how to create jobs.

To improve his status, Obama will campaign in Iowa on Wednesday, then hit Colorado, Nevada, Florida and Virginia, cast his ballot early in his home town of Chicago, then stop in Ohio to end the tour.

“As the President crisscrosses the nation, he will spend time on Air Force One calling undecided voters, rallying National Team Leaders and volunteers and continuously engaging with Americans,” his campaign stated.

To save time for his compaighs, Obama won`t come back to Washington, as he usually did after one-day campaign trips, instead he will spent the night on the presidential jet between Las Vegas and Tampa.

According to The New Yorker, in the latest survey from Reuters/Ipsos, he has forty-seven per cent of the vote to Romney’s forty-four per cent: a three-point margin. In Friday’s update from IBD/TIPP, he has a two point lead.

“It’s very much neck and neck. I anticipate actually that we’re going to see these numbers neck and neck all the way to Election Day,” said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark.

But in some states Romney is a true leader. He leads in the RCP average of polls in Florida by 2.1 points. Althought, survey USA gave the Obama campaign some hope of winning the state, every other poll showed Obama winning by one-to-five points.

Obama may as well lose in Virginia with 47% of votes against 50% of his opponent.

In Ohio they both have a chance. Romney will need to win Ohio in order to get to 270 electoral votes, and the Obama campaign has made Ohio something of a “firewall” against Romney’s recent momentum, Examiner reports.

NowRomney stays at a Florida seaside hotel, preparing for his third and final debate with Obama on Monday night. It will deal with foreign policy mainly.

Reuters claim, Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman, who plays the role of Obama in mock sessions, helped put Romney through his paces.

Most of the Romney brain trust was there, including top advisers Stuart Stevens, Bob White, Beth Myers, Lanhee Chen and Eric Fehrnstrom.

Obama picked Camp David, Maryland for his own debate preparation on Saturday. Both Romney and Obama are under pressure to perform well when they meet again in Boca Raton.

Obama has some cards to play with at the following debate. His foreign policy record is strong because of elimination last year of Osama bin Laden.

But on the other hand Obama has been under mounting pressure over the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in an attack in Libya last month.

While Romney stumbled to criticize Obama over the Libya incident at a debate on Tuesday, a pro-Obama group, Priorities USA, tried to raise doubts about Romney with a new ad targeting his tenure at private equity company Bain Capital.

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