The head of an Ohio-based political action committee isn't
concerned by recent polls that show President Obama leading Mitt
Romney by an average of over four points.
In a recent RealClearPolitics compilation of Ohio
presidential preference polls, President Obama has increased his
lead over Mitt Romney to 4.2 points in the crucial battleground
state. The race had been much tighter before the Democratic
Phil Burress is chairman of the Cincinnati-based Citizens for
Community Values Action political action committee. He
does not take much stock in these polls.
"Let's remember that [in 1980] Reagan was losing badly at this
time when he ran, as well, and ended up winning big," he says.
"We're getting ready to run ads in rural Ohio. It's about rural
Ohio, and I doubt very much that they canvass rural Ohio they way
Burress says Ohio swing voters need to be educated.
"[It will have an effect] once they understand the difference in
the two candidates: that Romney is pro-life, Obama is
pro-abortion," he tells OneNewsNow. "Many don't know that Romney is
for marriage between one man and one woman and Obama believes in
So Burress believes once voters learn about the differences
between the two candidates, Election Day results will prove to be
far different from what polls are saying right now.