Messina: Key States Leaning Towards Obama

Jim Messina
Obama’s Re-Election Campaign Manager Jim Messina

Obama’s fierce campaign targeting the states that have not exhibited a clear preference for either of the presidential candidates seems to be working, at least according to Jim Messina, the incumbent president’s campaign manager.

“In all the battleground states, we continue to see all our pathways there,” Messina told reporters.

Obama was traveling on Saturday with his campaign manager when Messina made his comments. He also did not show much concern for national polls which have shown the campaigns in the swing states getting tighter, turning them more into battlegrounds, rather than less.

“We’re either tied or in the lead in every battleground state 45 days out. I think you will see a tightening in the national polls going forward. What I care way more about it Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Wisconsin, etc. In those states, I feel our pathways to victory are there. There are two different campaigns, one in the battlegrounds and one everywhere else. That’s why the national polls aren’t relevant to this campaign,” Messina explained to reporters.

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