Both Campaigns Bullish on Ohio

Stacy Kaper

Officials at both presidential campaigns say they are bullish on the critical swing state of Ohio, despite recent polls that show President Obama maintains a slight edge.

Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter said the Obama team is feeling “confident” about the president’s prospects in Ohio.

“We feel pretty good on the ground there,” she said on ABC’s This Week. “We feel good about Ohio, we think we are going to win it.”

A recent CNN/ORC International Poll shows the president leading by four points over Mitt Romney in Ohio.

Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, however, said that Romney is narrowing the gap in his state, squeezing down Obama’s lead.

Portman, speaking on Fox News Sunday, said Ohio newspapers are reporting the race is in a “dead heat,” and that the Romney camp has the “momentum,” and “energy and enthusiasm on our side.”

Cutter said the campaign was also feeling confident about early voting in crucial swing states like Florida. “We feel good,” she said. “There is momentum out there.”

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