Ohio's Republican senator says President Barack Obama is distorting Republican Mitt Romney's position on the auto industry bailout, a key issue in the pivotal state.
Sen. Rob Portman says President Obama’s comments have been "reckless and irresponsible." Portman particularly objected to the president’s speech in Dayton , on Tuesday in which he said there might not still be an American auto industry if Romney had been president.
A new poll indicates President Barack Obama's lead in Ohio has dwindled, but he is getting strong support from women.
The Quinnipiac University/CBS News poll released today put the Democratic president ahead of Republican Mitt Romney 50 percent to 45. Obama led 55-40 among women and Romney 51-44 among men. Romney led independent voters 49-42 percent.
Romney had more support among white voters, while blacks were heavily for Obama in the poll. A Quinnipiac survey Sept 26 had shown Obama with a 10-point lead.