COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 9, 2012)--President Barack Obama was urging college students Tuesday in Ohio to vote early, noting that the state's registration deadline was just hours away.
Mr. Obama told young voters at a large rally at Ohio State University not to wait or delay their vote, directing them to buses that were waiting to give them rides to early voting locations in one of the nation's top battleground states.
“Everything we fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012,” he said.
Tuesday was the deadline to register to vote in the state.
Mr. Obama was campaigning in Ohio as a new poll showed his edge in the state narrowing against Republican Mitt Romney.
A new CNN poll showed Mr. Obama leading Romney 51 percent to 47 percent among likely Ohio voters.