byBrian Hughes . . .President Obama's campaign manager had a clear message Monday for supporters wary of the president's standing in an increasingly competitive race for the White House: Chill out.
"We knew this was going to be a tough race," Jim Messina said in the campaign's latest web video. "Here's one more thing you can tell your friends when they ask you about the latest polls: We're actually ahead of where we were at this point last time around."
New polling shows Obama in a virtual dead heat with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who is gaining on the president as the economic recovery sputters and Romney distances himself from a divisive primary battle.
The Obama campaign's claim that he is doing better now than he was four years ago doesn't necessarily bode well for the incumbent
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