Obama launched a new ad in New Hampshire Thursday.
"My parents weren't rich," the Illinois senator says in the ad. "My father left me when I was very young. The one thing I was able to get was a great education. We should give every child the same chances that I had."
In the 30 second spot, Obama calls for expanding early childhood education and recruiting "a new generation of teachers."
A CBS/New York Times poll released Wednesday shows Obama in second place in New Hampshire with 22 percent, 15 percentage points behind Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney