TODAY   |  November 03, 2012

Candidates hit swing states days before election

President Obama and Mitt Romney made attempts to spin the final jobs report before Election Day, campaigning to large crowds in crucial swing states. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

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>>> in now with peter alexander joining us from newington, new hampshire . peter, good morning.

>> reporter: adding my voice to that chorus, of course, welcoming you here today. we are in new hampshire where mitt romney is going to kick off this day after an exhaustive 18-hour day friday. listen to his schedule. he starts here in new hampshire , heads to iowa, to colorado, back to iowa, then to ohio, to pennsylvania, and virginia, and then he sleeps tomorrow night in florida. that's just the next 36 hours . the real priority right now for the romney campaign is trying to drive upturnout for their candidate last night. governor romney was greeted by his largest campaign rally. there were about 30,000 people in ohio, including a lineup of top republican leaders. this is what the campaign referred to as the closing argument over the course of yesterday, effectively indicting president obama 's record. he said the president promised change but didn't deliver it. he said he is promising change but has the record to achieve it and he referred to his campaign as a movement.

>> it's the depth of our shared conviction, our readiness for new possibilities, the sense that our work is soon to begin. it's made me strive more to be worthy of your support.

>> reporter: so now governor romney is going to move across the country. he does have a challenge ahead of him here. while most of the races are tight, one of the critical races is the battleground state of florida. as you see now, governor romney trails the president by two percentage points. romney and his team are confident right now, though, that they're going to win this thing.

>> peter alexander , thank you. as