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Updated with quotes from Obama: If election held today, 'we'd win':
As he routinely does on the campaign trail, the president acknowledged "the economy is still rough enough for enough people that this is going to be a close election."
"I'm confident that we are running a good campaign and will continue to run a good campaign," he said. "But we are being outspent substantially by the other side, and the super PACs are engaging in an experience we have not seen in America democracy for quite some time. They are spending like nobody's business, mostly on negative ads. And we're going to have to continue to compete. We don't anticipate that we're going to match them dollar for dollar -- we don't need to. But we are going to have to make sure that we can get our message out effectively." [...]
"There is going to be, though, as the summer winds down and we get into the fall, the need for voters in these swing states to know not just what they're voting against but also what they're voting for," the president said. "And so we'll be spending a lot of time talking about the specific agenda that I intend to pursue in the second term -- which I think will make sure that this economy is going full guns.
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