Derry, New Hampshire (CNN) - Good morning from the Granite State, where Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan is about to speak to a crowd of supporters.
Ryan's event at an academy in southern New Hampshire is also the location of a state GOP convention later Saturday.
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Talking to voters waiting for the congressman from Wisconsin to speak, and you get the sense of just how much they feel is at stake in the November election.
"The most important thing is that Obama doesn't get re-elected. I'm scared if he wins another four years in Washington,' said Ann, a Derry resident who didn't want to give her last name. "It's very important."
"It's important" agrees Ann McPhillips of neighboring Auburn, New Hampshire.
"The economy, health care policy, civil liberties. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are a lot closer to my principles than Obama is," added Kevin Stewart, who also lives in Auburn.
While Romney remains off the campaign trail on Saturday, preparing for Wednesday's first presidential debate, Ryan is picking up the slack. After the rally in Derry, Ryan flies to Columbus, Ohio, to headline another event.
The president holds a five point 50%-45% advantage over Romney in a new American Research Group poll in New Hampshire that was released Friday. Obama's edge is within the survey's sampling error.
The ARG poll in the Granite State came out just one day after an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist survey indicated Obama 7 points ahead of Romney in the Granite state, 51% to 44%. The president's lead in the NBC/WSJ/Marist survey is outside of the poll's sampling error of 3.1 percentage points.
There are four electoral votes at stake in New Hampshire, which Obama won four years ago. George W. Bush's victory in New Hampshire in 2000 was the last time a Republican carried the state in a presidential election.
Ryan's not the only Wisconsin politician in Derry Saturday. Scott Walker, the state's governor, speaks at the GOP state party convention.
Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton campaigns for Obama in New Hampshire.
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I do not know as to who will watch this brainless idiot. This guy is a total nonsense.
Never ceases to amaze me why so many people are willing to vote against their own self-interests.
I was wondering where the boy wonder was hiding.
Is radical Ryan's MOMMY going to be trotted out again?
1, 2, and 3 lets the Lyin begin
Why would I vote for a candidate who supported all of the GW Bush policies ?
Is Ryan going to have his ten year old child model her camouflage hunting outfit ?
Obama, Biden, Michelle, the democrats, and Jesus Christ, are a lot closer to my values than the Kochs, Rove, birther Mitt, Ayn Ryan, and the bagger teavangelicals, will ever be.
Romney ......... No honesty no integrity
Ryan's probably regretting he ever said yes to this train wreck. The whole nation including Wisconsin has seen what aliar he is. Hope he has a back up plan after he loses two elections!