Denver (CNN) - Going into the first presidential debate in Denver, a senior Romney campaign aide said they are feeling "good" about where they are in the campaign.
"It's a close one like we expected and we see it tightening and undecided voters as a better opportunity for us than for them," the official said.
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They view the debate as an opportunity to "cut through the clutter and talk directly to voters."
And while they admit that many voters have been influenced by negative ads or soundbites, they also believe that Governor Romney has a chance to "dispel those attacks" and give voters "a better sense of exactly what he would do to fix the economy."
"If we get that clear choice between status quo and a new direction we will have succeeded," the official said.