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US Presidential Election Takes Negative Turn

  • Jim Malone

A video screen shows Republican presidential candudate and former Massachussetts Governor Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama in a campaign video sponsored by the campaign of rival candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (Not Pictured)

Public-opinion polls in the United States show a virtual tie in the political campaign between incumbent President Barack Obama of the Democratic Party and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney

Public-opinion polls in the United States show a virtual tie in the political campaign between incumbent President Barack Obama of the Democratic Party and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's presumptive nominee. The race has taken a decidedly negative turn in recent days.

This year’s campaign is largely being fought out on the television airwaves, with both the Obama and Romney campaigns relying on attack ads to soften up the opposition.

The Obama campaign is going after what is supposed to be Mitt Romney’s strength - his record as a private businessman before he became governor of Massachusetts in 2002.

As he campaigns around the country, President Obama is urging voters to reject a return to Republican policies on the economy.

“I promise you we will be finishing what we started in 2008. We will not be going backwards! We will be going forward," he said. "And we will win this election.”
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