The campaigns of both President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney were hitting the streets of Cincinnati for some old-fashioned door-knocking and phone-banking.
Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood, joined with Hamilton County GOP officials and local tea party leaders Saturday morning at the Romney Victory Center in Colerain Township to kick off a day of grassroots voter outreach.
A busload of Mitt Romney supporters will be traveling across southwest Ohio Tuesday on the first day of early voting in the Buckeye State, making phone calls to voters from the bus to urge them to cast their ballots early.
The "Commit to Mitt Early Vote Express" will be outside Hamilton County Republican Party headquarters at 646 Main Street downtown from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Tuesday.
It then moves on to the Butler County Board of Elections at 1802 Princeton Road in Hamilton; and will park near the board offices from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Ok, raise your hands if you think that President Obama is 10 percentage points ahead of Republican Mitt Romney among voters in Ohio, right this very moment.
We’re willing to bet your hands are still on your keyboards.
But the CBS News/New York Times poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, that came out this week does; it showed Obama with 53 percent support to 43 percent for Romney; and, what is more, showed Obama ahead by nine percentage points in Florida and a whopping 12 percentage points in Pennsylvania.