Romney Fights On in Battleground States

Polls show President Obama widening lead in key states of Ohio and Florida.
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cars that drive themselves. Go ahead much. Good evening. Tonight we begin with the clock ticking and a candidate looking for a big move. 42 days to go until "your voice, your vote." And governor mitt romney shows him in a slide in two absolutely battleground states, ohio and florida. What is happening and how will he turn it around. David muir is with the the romney campaign tonight in ohio. David. Reporter: Diane, good evening to you. As you know no republican has won the white house without ohio. As for the convention bounce president obama received it certainly was on mitt romney's mind today. Reporter: Before arriving in ohio, mitt romney on stage with a former president -- speaking at bill clinton's global initiative. Governor, I thank you for being here, the podium is yours. Reporter: A warm welcome from clinton -- and a wry response from romney. If there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of gd. all I have to do is wait a couple of days for that bounce. Reporter: In reality, romney can't afford to wait which is why he's in ohio tonight for the first time in more than a month. Side by side with his running mate for the first time in more than a month. Ohio! Reporter: With president obama growing his lead repeatedly using the word "choice. . Reporter: Today, something from romney about the president we haven't heard before. Romney has long argued the president raised taxes on americans in his first term. Today he appeared to argue the president had not done something. He's got one new idea. He has one thing de not do in the first four years that he said he'll do in the next four years which is to raise tax. Reporter: Tonight the campaign would not say he made a mie. Look at the lech troral map. If president obama wins ohio, the path for romney is challenging. For example, woe have to win virginia, wisconsin, florida, iowa, new hampshire and still not have the electoral votes he needs. He would have to add colorado to get there. Tonight these new campaign numbers reflecting the rough week last week. That secret tape. The words about 47%. The obama team up in eight states. Mitt romney attacked millions of hard working people making 25, 35 -- Reporter: Now, on that issue of taxes, what the governor said here today, talking about those taxes, the president did not raise income tax rates in his first term. He has proposed raising taxes on families earning $250,000 or more. Diane, tonight this campaign looking for a game-change. As you know the all important debate a week from tomorrow. They action knowledged mr. Romney was practicing and has research sessions this week.

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