Obama camp says they're winning listen10/29/12 Janelle Irwin
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With only eight days left until Election Day, presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are stepping up their game with television ads and tireless campaign stops. But during a conference call Monday leaders in the Obama campaign suggest their guy is winning.
David Axelrod is the senior strategist for the Obama campaign.
â€œAnd I say that, not on the basis of some mystical faith in a wave thatâ€™s going to come or some hidden vote, we base it on cold, hard data, based on whoâ€™s voted so far and based on state by state polling.â€
Early voting began in Florida and some other states this weekend and turnout has been high. Jim Messina, the Obama campaign manager, said the President is polling well in key battleground states.
â€œTwo polls in the last two days have us up in Virginia and in states like Iowa and Nevada weâ€™re racking up early vote margins so large that if they continue at this rate, Romneyâ€™s going to have to win a huge percentage on Election Day and heâ€™s just not going to be able mathematically get there.â€
Obama campaign strategist Axelrod said Romney is banking on a poor jobs report release this Friday to seal his victory. Axelrod said he doesnâ€™t expect that to be the case.
â€œThat is a kind of perverse sentiment. I think theyâ€™re going to be disappointed, but I think the American people understand the larger distinction that play here in the choice in front of them.â€
A Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 poll released yesterday shows Mitt Romney holding a 6 point lead among likely voters along the I-4 corridor. That area is regarded as a key to winning Florida which is one of the nationâ€™s biggest battleground states.