Obama campaign: Early voting in 2012 better than in 2008

Nicholas Ballasy Senior Video Reporter
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President Barack Obama is in a better position at this point in the presidential race than he was in 2008, according to campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

“We always thought this would be a very close race. It is a close race, and that’s why we’re out here pounding the pavement every single day, speaking to as many voters as possible, upping our phone calls and door-knocking out at our field offices. We’re exactly where we thought the race would be,” said Psaki, the campaign’s traveling press secretary, according to a White House pool report released on Tuesday.

“We’re outperforming our early vote margins in key states compared to 2008. We’re ahead of where we were against John McCain. The electorate is bigger this year, and our vote margins are too.”

Psaki also told reporters that the Obama campaign thinks they are going to “feel good” the day after the election.

“We know we have 14 days to go. This race is going to be incredibly close — razor thin in some places — until the end. But we’re up, we’re tied in every single swing state. That’s exactly where we thought it would be. We feel good about the resources that we have. We feel great about our ground game and we think we’re going to feel good when we’re sleeping on Nov. 7.”

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