Some polls show Obama way ahead in many swing states

POSTED: Friday, September 28, 2012 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Friday, September 28, 2012 - 8:00am

Polls this week showed President Obama with health leads in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, but in other battleground states, it's much closer.

"Just getting elected will help, getting me elected will help make a difference," said Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney's message to donors last night, as polls show a tight race in Nevada and North Carolina.

Romney's only two points behind President Obama but seven points behind in New Hampshire.

Both sides came out swinging with new campaign ads Thursday.

What the President said in Virginia Beach was something new something he calls "economic patriotism." " economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class," said President Barack Obama.

Romney, also in Virginia, told veterans the nation's debt is more than just numbers on paper.

"Trillion dollar deficits. That debt is owned by somebody. Someone holds that. That puts America in a position of economic risk," said Romney.

But even supporters are split on how Romney can win this race.

"He's got to get a little more fire in the belly," said one voter. "He needs to stick with the facts and it's all about the economy," said another.

More than half the country has already started early voting, just days before the first presidential debate.

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