Republican Mitt Romney campaigned in Mansfield on Monday while facing news that a new Gallup Poll showed a five-point bounce for President Barack Obama following the Democratic National Convention.
Romney spoke before about 1,200 people at PR Machine Works, a manufacturing company. He pressed his campaign theme that small businesses will be better off with his economic policies.
Obama campaigned in Mansfield in July and hammered Romney, accusing him of supporting a $2,000 tax increase on middle class families.
In his visit, Romney took aim at Obama's job record and the fact unemployment remains high with just two months before Election Day.
"I was surprised at the Democratic Convention, President Obama never mentioned unemployment. He didn't mention 47 million people on food stamps. By the way, that's a record number," said Romney.
One of Romney's senior advisors said that they are not worried about the polls because of the economy. They feel undecided voters will eventually lean Romney's way.
Many supporters say they like Romney, but express more fear about the prospect of a second Obama term.
"It's the dread of four more years of Obama," said one.
"I'm not impressed. I just don't think he's done what he told us he was going to do," added another.
Meanwhile, the Obama campaign said Vice President Joe Biden will return Wednesday for a campaign visit to Wright State University in Dayton. Biden spent the past weekend campaigning across eastern and southern Ohio.
The Romney campaign also has Paul Ryan scheduled back in southern Ohio on Wednesday evening at the Clermont County fairgrounds.
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