July 19th, 2012
08:38 AM ET
The president travels to all-important Florida today for a two-day, four-city campaign swing. The latest Mason-Dixon poll shows Obama holding a 46-to-45 percent lead in the Sunshine State over presumed GOP nominee Mitt Romney, but that is within that poll's 3.5 percent margin of error. In 2008 Obama won the state by three points.
According to the campaign, the president will "discuss the choice in this election between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and pay down the debt.” Unemployment in Florida is at 8.6% and the state has the fifth highest home foreclosure rate in the country.
Thursday the president will speak at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville and then attend a closed-press campaign event at the same venue. He’ll then travel to West Palm Beach to deliver remarks at Century Village, a retirement community. He will attend one more closed-door campaign event before returning to his hotel in Manalapan, FL.
Here’s the schedule as released by the White House: