Romney closing gap in Ohio as poll numbers, crowds rise

Before the debate, polls showed Obama leading in Ohio by as much as 8 percentage points. From October 4 to October 10, the average of polls showed Obama’s lead at 1.3 points…

Obama’s campaign has an impressive “ground game” organization – much of it left intact from his 2008 election victory – to get out the Democratic vote in Ohio. But the Republicans are fighting back.

In the 10 days since the debate in Denver, the Romney team in Ohio has signed up thousands of additional volunteers, said Ohio campaign director Scott Jennings.

“Enthusiasm isn’t flowing our way just because Obama had a bad 90 minutes … it’s flowing because Obama has had a bad four years,” he said.