And as president obama, jake said, looks to secure the young voters, governor romney is ahead by about the same margin in a very different group. And counting on them to show up and vote. Abc's david... See More
And as president obama, jake said, looks to secure the young voters, governor romney is ahead by about the same margin in a very different group. And counting on them to show up and vote. Abc's david muir tells us who. He's traveling with the governor in ohio tonight. David? Reporter: Hey, diane. Great to see you. After the governor visited iowa today, he is back near in the buckeye state. He needs ohio to unlock the map on election night. And in that new abc news poll you speak of, a key group that might help them get there. Mitt romney's closing argument in one of the battlegrounds he needs. I am counting on iowa. Reporter: Today, delivering his economic message, a message our new poll shows is resonating loudest among one key group -- white men. In fact, so much has been made of the powerful women's vote, but it is men who are driving mitt romney's numbers. Romney leads the president with white men 66% to 32%, a 34-point lead. McCAIN'S LEAD AMONG WHITE MEN Four years ago was half that. Mitt romney may have a hard time relating to voters, but he is dialed into white men. They are very much attuned to what he is saying about the economy. Reporter: In fact, in contrast to the president and that mtv town hall and his visit like the one to "the view," romney sending his wife, ann, instead. His own appearances carefully courting his base. A dozen appearances this year with popular conservative host, sean hannity. And in canton, ohio, tonight, supporters hopeful they can overcome the president's small, but stubborn lead here. The one thing he says that resonates the most? Jobs. Reporter: Jobs, economy, we hear that so much, diane. With that gender gap among men helping mitt romney, that's why the obama campaign focusing on undecided women who could hold the key now to a second term. Diane? High stakes on both sides.
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