Race zeroes in on Ohio

Poll gap narrows in state identified with victory

Posted: October 10, 2012 at 5:34 a.m.

President Barack Obama arrives Tuesday at the airport in Columbus, Ohio, for a campaign event at Ohio State University, where he urged students to register to vote before the Tuesday night deadline and to vote early.

With polls showing the presidential race tightening, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama worked to project confidence about their chances as they campaigned Tuesday in Ohio, a state that has the potential to determine the election outcome.

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