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Presidential candidates on the attack in Ohio

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Gaining momentum in polls, Mitt Romney has redoubled his effort in the crucial state of Ohio.

"I've been watching some of President Obama's rallies and they chant ‘four more years, four more years.' I think the right chant ought to be four more weeks, four more weeks," Romney said.

Romney will spend four of the next five days campaigning in Ohio. Republicans know the stakes: If Romney were to lose the Buckeye state, he would have to carry nearly every other battleground state to capture the White House.

A new CNN poll shows a tightening race, with President Obama leading Romney 51 to 47 percent among likely Ohio voters.  The President was in the state again yesterday rallying supporters.

"All right, Buckeyes, we need you. We need you fired up," Obama said at his rally.

Obama also continued his attack against Romney for what he said at last week's debate about Big Bird and PBS funding.

"Governor Romney plans to let Wall Street run wild again," Obama said. "But he's going to bring the hammer down on Sesame Street."

The Obama campaign says it continues bringing up the PBS funding because it was the first thing Romney mentioned when he was given a chance to address the deficit at last week's debate.

For his part, Romney called the Big Bird "controversy" a distraction.

"At a time like this for the President to get up and say as he has over these last several days, that he's focused on saving Big Bird is kind of a strange thing in my view," Romney said.

The next major head to head in this race comes Thursday night when vice

President Biden and Paul Ryan face off in the VP debate.  President Obama and Mitt Romney debate again on Tuesday October 16.

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