Obama visits battleground states ahead of convention
on 01/09/2012 10:28:15
With the Democrat faithful streaming to Charlotte, North Carolina, for next week's convention, Mr Obama returns to Iowa today.
For his part, Republican candidate Mitt Romney looks to capitalise on a newly energised GOP fresh from its convention with a rally in Cincinnati before joining running mate Paul Ryan later in the day in Jacksonville, Florida.
Both campaigns are criss-crossing the country as the campaign enters September, each day adding to the sense of urgency in a presidential contest that has remained tight since Mr Romney secured the Republican nomination in April.