Mitt Romney Discusses Standing in Polls

The Republican nominee talks to David Muir about the presidential race.
3:00 | 09/27/12

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The race for the white house. "Your voice, your vote" with 40 days to go. And president obama has opened up his biggest lead yet in gallup's daily poll, six points. That puts more pressure than ever on mitt romney. And david muir had a chance to talk to him late yesterday in ohio. Good morning, david. Reporter: Hey, george. That gallup tracking poll will be a concern for the romney campaign. That's the poll they've been pointing to make the case this is a head-heat race. But the president taking the lead in that poll, as well. We asked the governor about these poll numbers as a new ad comes out this morning from the presid trying to keep that lead. This morning, a new and rare pitch. A new ad from president obama, up in 17 battleground states, as he tries to shape the final weeks of this quickly-shifting race. There will be debates, speeches and more ads. But if I could sit down with you in your living room or around the kitchen table, this is what I'd say. Reporter: It comes as the president is buoyed by strong poll numbers in crucial states, ohio and florida. We asked the governor about the lead in ohio. What do you say to your donors who might be concerned this could be slipping away? At this stage, polls go up and polls go down. Reporter: Some republicans fear this poll is reflecting how voters are reacting when romney described 47% of americans who see themselves as victims. And so, my j is not to worry about those people. Reporter: Looking to halt the damage, the romney campaign also out with a new ad. President obama and I both care about poor and middle-class families. The difference is, my policies will make things better for them. Reporter: As romney goes on defense, we asked him about the criticism from fellow republicans about his campaign. About those critics within your own party? Will there be changes at the top? Are you doing anything wrong? There are critics and cheerleader cheerleaders. We have people of all different persuasion. So, no changes? Every day, there's improvements and messages that come out. Reporter: But romney's moment, redefining the moment in a week ago. Pressure for romney to perform on that debate stage against the president. You've been practicing. Any nerves? I don't worry about the opportunity to be on the air and to face the president. He has his views. I have mine. Reporter: The governor saying he's ready. Some are calling that debate a do-o do-or-die moment. I want to take you back to that image. You see the governor there, a young man. Etching into the sand, I love ann, missing his girlfriend back in the state s. A powerful image. And that's what the campaign is trying to do, a more empathetic side to this candidate. Every stop in ohio and virginia, you expect the governor to talk about he understands what americans are going through. A real push in the final weeks before election day. That's the message in the new ad, too. Let's g the white house

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