The Hill's Emily Goodin reports on Barack Obama's speech in Iowa last night.
Mitt Romney gave voters a "cow pie of distortion" when he talked about the national debt, President Obama told supporters in Iowa on Thursday night.
It was part of a harsh critique Obama gave of his GOP rival's economic credentials. Obama again slammed Romney's tenure at Bain Capital and reminded voters that the former Massachusetts governor once called corporations "people."
"I know Gov. Romney came to Des Moines last week; warned about a 'prairie fire of debt.' That’s what he said. But he left out some facts. His speech was more like a cow pie of distortion. I don’t know whose record he twisted the most — mine or his," Obama told the crowd.
It's tough to say where Iowa is right now.
Six of the last 10 general election polls have been conducted by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling.
That means a Des Moines Register survey from February is the most recent coming from a non-ideological source. Romney led, 46%-44%.
You have to head back to November 11 to find the next survey (NBC/Marist) showing Obama up 7%, so from the very limited polling data, it seems a close race.
Yesterday, I wrote about a viable path to victory for Romney if he loses Virginia. The key to it: winning Wisconsin and Iowa.