October 15th, 2012
07:39 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Presidential race in a dead heat

(CNN) - As polls show a tightening race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, CNN Chief National Correspondent John King takes a look at why the Romney campaign appears increasingly confident in certain battleground states.


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  1. kayla

    when people find out that there are 10 mitt romneys they will not vote for him

    October 15, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  2. Pete

    This is all a set up ,Pres.Obama style!!Political untruths at its finest ,if its close the voters will know to get out to the polls,if he were stomping Romney nationwide voters would be complacent and voting would decline.That's why its politically savvy to keep it close so everyone gets to vote,that's how it was with McCain back in 2008,close till voters saw the poll numbers than it was to late a landslide in Pres.Obamas favor..Always leave your favorite chess piece till last before engaging in battle,you'll last longer and usually win!!

    October 15, 2012 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  3. Cecile

    What happen with the Republican party? They do their math after the fact. they were not concerned about their ancestors' effort when they brought down the economy for the last 5-8 years ago. They are now doing their math. Romney, you and your wife are late about worrying about the economy for the next generation or your ancestors. Your Republican party done enough damage to it already. This cry out for the next generation is a guilt. The college students will not accept your sympathy because their parent will not have any money to lend them to go to college as Romney stated. Mrs. Romney, your math calculation is late for the next generation or your ancestors. You should have advice that to your party in the last 5-8yrs ago. Your math is onlyt for the 1% not the 99% or the 47%. We are not feeling you at all. Continue to be dishonest with the next generation with false hope!

    October 15, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  4. Cecile

    Romney pretends to be concerned about the next generation or his ancestors. You should have adviced this to your party the last 5-8yrs ago. Romney is sharing guilt toward all the damage they have done to families who lost their job, homes and businesses or small businesses who closed because big business man like Romney did not give them a chance to survive if they were not part of the 1%.

    October 15, 2012 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  5. Cecile

    Everyone forgot that companies were laying off people in thousand which lead to a lot of Foreclosure and the increase in social services needs. Republican is more guilty at this than the Democrats . This has stopped during President Obama's time in office . we continue to see improvement everyday. Come on Give the President all the credit. He cleaned up the republican mess. I don't think the polls are fair at all. We know very well is the Republican who put this great Country where it is now. Romeny is running to monitor is assets not for the sake of this Country. Wake up America.

    October 15, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  6. Larry in Houston

    it's going to be between the buckeye state & the sunshine state, period. If obama expects to win- he needs to take a part out of Perry's playbook. It's called "groundwork" – - – perry has everything sewed up especially when he's campaigning, or in campaign mode. He knows how to "saturate" & "blanket" the airwaves / TV waves / billboards / newpapers / in every town / city / county.
    May the Bet Man Win – 2012
    Hillary – 2016 w/ a surplus – 2018

    October 15, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    Mitt Romneu is a Flip-Floper. He so pathetic. Tell him to show 12 years of taxes. Bain-capital to ship all the jobs to CHINA.

    October 15, 2012 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  8. Cecile

    Romney is more reactive at the economic crisis than being proactive to ensure the next generation that they will not have to borrow from their parents to attend college. Instead, he is proud to encourage the next generation to leave off borrowing money from their parent rather than outlines ways that college education will be more affordable for all generation to attend not the 1% who has a rich parent who can lend them money to attend college in this great lend of opportunities. Mrs. Romney is only verbally talking about the next generation to get the college students vote not to address their needs. This is just politics and a way to show the Republican guilt for all the money they waste over seas not even on our great veterans. Guilt, Guilt, Guilt, on Republicans

    October 15, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  9. maxine ledbetter

    The gop can control polls with millions of dollars

    October 16, 2012 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  10. Marie MD

    This presidential race (pun intended) and the one in 2008 was not about race?
    Man seen at a romney or ryan (I can't tell them apart) with a printed tshirt with their logo on top (in the back) the "bring the white back to the White House" under their name.

    October 16, 2012 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  11. GI Joe

    I'd take a bullet to the head before I would vote for Romney. He just cannot be trusted. He's controlled by Kochs, Norquist, Rove, and the same war-mongers that were in W's cabinet. No way.

    October 16, 2012 07:27 am at 7:27 am |