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Polls show Obama is widening his lead in Ohio and Florida

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For weeks, Republicans in Ohio have been watching with worry that the state’s vital 18 electoral votes were trending away from Mitt Romney. The anxiety has been similar in Florida, where Republicans are concerned that President Obama is gaining the upper hand in the fight for the state’s 29 electoral votes.

10 Questions for an Undecided Voter in Ohio

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In the tight race for the White House, President Obama and Mitt Romney are spending millions of dollars to reach America’s small slice of undecided voters — people like Rosemary Pallen of northeast Ohio.

Political battle of the incumbents

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Election season bringing an unusual race in a battleground state this november, thanks to redistricting, two incumbent representatives are facing off in Ohio's 16th District. 

New Polls Show Obama Has Edge in 3 Battleground States

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President Obama is struggling to persuade voters that he deserves to win re-election based on his handling of the economy, but his empathy and personal appeal give him an edge over Mitt Romney in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, according to Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News polls.

July 6, 2012

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President Barack Obama campaigns in Ohio and Pennsylvania and accuses Romney of outsourcing jobs during his time at Bain Capital. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney says that the federal health care mandate is indeed a tax. Plus, new unemployment numbers. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Jan Crawford, CBS News; Charles Babington, Associated Press; Amy Walter, ABC News.

 

The Apple War: How One Man Took On The Nation's Divisive Politics

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Greg Clement saved the Brunswick, Ohio apple orchard and restaurant he now owns from foreclosure last year. He grew up there and decided to use his experience launching a successful software firm to save a piece of his childhood.

So when Mitt Romney's campaign advance team came to town scouting out a place for a rally, Clement was thrilled to offer up picturesque Mapleside Farms, with its acres of apple trees and sweeping views of the Appalachian foothills.

Gwen with Greg Clement (NewsHour)

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: Dispatch from Ohio

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PBS NewsHour senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk about the Buckeye State -- the battleground that just won't quit.

Newly Confident Romney Entering Aggressive Phase

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A space of only five minutes revealed a lot about the aggressive new phase an increasingly confident Mitt Romney is entering. In a poke at President Barack Obama, the Republican challenger timed a speech in Ohio on the economy to begin just minutes before his Democratic rival gave a major address on the same topic in the same battleground state.

Battleground Ohio: Romney Hopes to Ride 2010 Wave

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The office of Chase Ritenauer, the Democratic mayor of this north-central Ohio city, overlooks peacefully moored sailboats on Lake Erie—and a sewage treatment plant. So it goes for Ohio Democrats this election year: Some things look a lot better than others. Republican Mitt Romney, they admit, has a real chance of putting the state back into the GOP column after President Barack Obama's hard-fought win in 2008.

Ohio's Job Growth Doesn't Guarantee an Obama Win

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The nation's unemployment rate of 8.2 percent may sink President Barack Obama's re-election bid, but one detail brightens his hopes. About 10 battleground states will decide the election, and seven of them have employment levels that beat the U.S. average.