Romney closing the gap in key swing state of Ohio
PORTSMOUTH (REUTERS) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is recovering ground in the critical swing state of Ohio as he rises in the polls and crowd numbers swell after his strong debate performance last week against President Barack Obama.
No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio. Mr Romney looks determined to put the state in his win column in the Nov 6 election after it appeared nearly out of reach last month.
The Republican is now either tied or just barely trailing Mr Obama in the state ahead of the next presidential debate on Tuesday night.
At an event with thousands of Ohioans on Friday night, the Republican challenger boasted of "a growing crescendo of enthusiasm." He has spoken to several large audiences in Ohio this week.