With the second televised debate behind them, both US presidential candidates hit the campaign trail targeting undecided voters in swing states.
In Iowa, after what observers described as an improved performance, a re-energised President Barack Obama kept up his jibes at his rival’s expense:
“So let’s recap what we learnt last night, his tax plan doesn’t add up, his job plan doesn’t create jobs, his deficit reduction plan adds to the deficit.”
With less than three weeks until the election Republican candidate Mitt Romney was in Virginia capitalising on his areas of success in Tuesday’s debate.
“I just think the American people had expected the President of the United States would be able to describe what he is going to do in the next fours years but he can’t. He can’t even explain what he’s done in the last four years,” said Romney.
According to euronews’ correspondent Stefan Grobe Virginia is a must-win state for Mitt Romney.
“If he loses there, as McCain lost against Obama in 2008, a Romney victory in November looks implausible. Right now the polls appear likely to remain neck and neck until the finish line.”