Presidential Candidates Tied in Latest Poll

By: CBS
By: CBS

Mitt Romney headed for Iowa Wednesday to make his case to Iowa voters that he's the best candidate to turn around the economy.

For a second day President Obama pressed the differences he has with his Republicans rivals over education.

President Obama sat down with a group of teachers at a North Las Vegas high school to talk about education.

"I see how hard you guys work and i know you don't do it for the money. You do it because you really deeply care about these kids,” said Obama.

The president is trying to portray his republican opponents as out of touch when it comes to the challenges teachers face in the classroom. At a rally in the school's gym, he said the GOP's budget would cut teacher's jobs and children's programs like head start.

“I've got a question for Governor Romney. How many teachers’ jobs are worth another tax cut for millionaires and billionaires?” asked Obama.

A new Associated Press poll shows President Obama and Mitt Romney neck and neck. Both campaigns are focused-in on a handful of battleground states in order to put together a win in November.

Mitt Romney traveled to a factory in Iowa Wednesday - where he had something to say about education.

"If you want to invest in young people mr. President actually getting k-12 working is job number one,” said Romney.

And he kept hammering the President on the growing national debt.

“We’ve now has 4 years in a row, with a president that’s built trillion dollar deficits. It’s bad economics; it’s the wrong course for America. And I believe it’s immoral for us to pass on our burdens on to the next generation,” said Romney.

Romney and running mate Paul Ryan will team up for a rally together in Michigan Friday - as they work to build some momentum heading into their party's convention next week.


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