(CNN) – With eight days to go until Election Day, a new survey indicates an extremely close race for Florida's 29 electoral votes.
According to a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday, 50% of likely voters in the Sunshine State say they are backing Republican nominee Mitt Romney, with 49% supporting President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor's one point margin is well within the survey's sampling error.
(CNN) - New polls in three swing states indicate President Barack Obama exceeding 50% support among likely voters and holding leads of nine to 12 points over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Fueling those numbers, the four polls suggest that Romney has lost his edge on the economy, an issue on which the challenger has based his campaign.
Durham, New Hampshire (CNN) - While political observers focused on the Supreme Court Monday in anticipation of news on the future of President Obama's health care reform legislation, both the president and Vice President Joe Biden prepared to hit the road to drum up some campaign cash.
The president embarks on a two-day trip where he's expected to raise more than $5 million for his reelection efforts, according to a campaign official. The trip starts with a rally at a high school in Durham, New Hampshire before taking the president to Boston in the evening for three fundraisers worth a total of more than $3 million.
The first fundraiser will be at Hamersley's Bistro where 25 people will each pay $40,000 to attend a roundtable with the president. This event will be closed to the media. Then Obama will head to Boston's Symphony Hall where 1,800 people will pay between $144 and $250 to hear the president deliver an on-camera campaign speech.
Finally, Obama heads to a private residence in Weston, Massachusetts where 100 people will pay $17,900 each for the chance to eat dinner with the president.
Washington (CNN) – For the second straight week, President Barack Obama's re-election team is attacking Republican challenger Mitt Romney's Massachusetts record with a new television commercial.
The Obama campaign announced Tuesday a new ad titled "Number One" will run in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The campaign describes the ad buy as "significant."
"When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts was number one. Number one in state debt. $18 billion in debt. More debt per person than any other state in the country. At the same time Massachusetts fell to 47th in job creation. One of the worst economic records in the country," says the narrator in the spot. "First in debt, 47th in job creation. That's Romney economics. It didn't work then. It won't work now."
(CNN) – President Barack Obama heads to Vermont and Maine Friday to help bring in campaign cash for his re-election bid.
The president will be the main attraction at two events in Vermont, one of the most Democratic states in the country, and at two more in Maine, a state then-presidential candidate Obama won by 18 points in the 2008 election.
The four events are the last fundraisers the president's scheduled to attend by Saturday, the last day of fundraising in the first quarter. The numbers are bound to be scrutinized by pundits and political operatives as the 2012 election heats up.
The Obama Victory Fund, which is shared by the Obama re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee, brought in around $45 million in February.
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