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Polls show support for Mitt Romney slipping in Ohio, Florida

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives at a campaign rally at Westerville South High School as a national debt clock runs in the background September 26, 2012 in Westerville, Ohio. Romney continued his two-day "Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class" bus tour in the state of Ohio. Alex Wong/Getty Images

We begin today in Ohio, where both presidential candidates are spending the day. The latest polls show that support for Mitt Romney is slipping in the Buckeye state, which holds a critical eighteen electoral votes.

But Ohio is not the only problem. In Florida, the latest poll shows President Obama leading Romney by 11 points.

Republican party insiders are nervous. Why is Romney's campaign struggling in these key states and what can be done to turn it around?


Jack Pitney, Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and former Republican Party operative

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