In Charlotte, North Carolina, Barack Obama’s supporters are in confident mood.
They have been revved up by the rousing speeches at the Democratic Convention.
“I’m having a wonderful time, I’m so excited to be a part of history,” said one woman.
A man added: “We are going to do everything we can to be sure that President Obama is re-elected.”
Obama captured the Republican-leaning state of North Carolina in 2008, but voters may not be eager to give him a second chance – with the unemployment rate hovering around 10 percent.
Stefan Grobe, euronews Washington correspondent, said: “Democrats here in Charlotte are ready to go into the final stretch of the election campaign. They hope the excitement in this southern city will carry through November. Some even believe that Barack Obama can win this critical swing state of North Carolina again.”