While stumping for votes in Ohio, Barack Obama stumbled on his words when pledged to “export more jobs”. However, the president was quick on the retraction as he joked that he was “channeling his opponent”.
Recent polls show that President Obama is now widening his lead over his Republican counterpart, Mitt Romney, in Ohio and other crucial “swing states” as the candidates enter their last 30 days of campaigning before voters head to the polls in early November.
Political analysts say that if Obama wins at least two of those states that could go either way, then Romney stands no chance of winning enough electoral votes to take the White House away from the Democrats. The latest Gallup tracking and Bloomberg polls results released this week shows that Obama is leading over Romney by 6 points nationwide. In addition to a commanding lead in Ohio, the President is also leading in the battle ground state of Florida.