A new poll shows the race is essentially dead-locked, but the President and Mitt Romney have strengths in different areas.
Republicans, and now many Democrats are hopping mad at the administration for a series of national security leaks.
"This has to stop. When people say they don't want to work with the United States because they can't trust us to keep a secret, that's serious," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
The White House doesn't deny leaks, but says none have been politically motivated.
The news coverage they generated, though, showed the President as a decisive leader when it comes to national security. Disrupting terror plots, aggressively using drone strikes and employing cyber-attacks against Iran's nuclear program.
Those storylines may be paying off.
A new FOX News poll shows that the President enjoys a significant lead over Republican Mitt Romney when it comes to terrorism and foreign policy.
"We've seen how fast our debt can grow. I think it's time to see how fast our economy can grow, and spending discipline is the first step," said Romney.
Romney is playing to his strengths, hammering the President on the economy. And his numbers on that front look good -- leading the President on both job creation and the economy. Both candidates, meantime, are on an aggressive record-setting fundraising schedule.
And when it comes to fundraising, Mitt Romney now has an edge. For the President, that is a big turnaround from the big advantage he enjoyed four years ago.
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