Obama, Romney Keep Focus On Ohio With Stops On Tuesday


UPDATED: Tuesday October 9, 2012 12:30 PM

Ohio again takes center stage in the presidential race as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney return to the swing state.
   
President Barack Obama is urging college students in Ohio to vote early, noting that the state's registration deadline is just hours away.
   
Obama is telling young voters at a large rally at Ohio State University not to wait or delay their vote, directing them to buses that are waiting to give them rides to early voting locations in one of the nation's top battleground states.
   
The president says, quote, "everything we fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012."
   
Tuesday is the state's deadline to register to vote. Obama was campaigning in Ohio as a new poll showed his edge in the state narrowing against Republican Mitt Romney.
   
Romney is slated to spend the evening in northeast Ohio, joining New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a rally in Cuyahoga Falls.

It's one of several expected Ohio stops for the Republican this week.
   
The visits come on the final day of voter registration in Ohio.
   
In a sign of Ohio's importance to the election, the two campaigns and their outside supporters have spent more than $110 million on TV advertising.

A new CNN poll shows Obama leading Romney 51 percent to 47 percent among likely Ohio voters.

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