The head of an Ohio-based political action committee says there
seems to be little enthusiasm for President Obama's campaign in
northern Ohio, which should be a stronghold for the president.
In a recent Real Clear Politics compilation of Ohio presidential
preference polls, President Obama leads Mitt Romney by less than a
point and a half -- an indication the race is tightening in the
crucial battleground state.
Burress, chairman of the Citizens for Community Values (CCV), does
not take much stock in these polls.
"It depends on where you're going to poll," he points out. "If
most of those calls are done in Cleveland, then it's going to serve
the liberal candidate. I know that they claim they call a random
sampling of people, but it's very difficult to get the exact random
Burress has been on a "get out the vote" bus tour, visiting
churches in each of Ohio's 88 counties. He reports
that while he was in the Obama stronghold of Cleveland, he
noticed something quite telling.
"They seem to be very lethargic," he observes. "We've travelled
all over Cleveland -- East side, West side, South side. This
is a huge area, and I think that we've only seen one Obama sign.
And that bodes well for Romney in Ohio."
the CCV chairman adds that there has been more enthusiasm
for Romney in the southern, more conservative part of the