Dems Ready for Charlotte; GOP Rally After Convention
Democrats are kicking off the festivities in Charlotte, North Carolina with a Labor Day celebration and the Republicans are trying to pick up momentum after last week's convention.
"Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America."
A new Gallup poll out Monday indicates voters are divided on whether the Republican National Convention made them more or less likely to vote for Mitt Romney.
40% of those polled said they're more likely to vote for Romney based on last week's convention in Tampa, Florida.
But almost the same number said the convention left them less likely to vote for Romney.
Meanwhile, today's political hot topic - whether the country is better off now than it was when President Obama was elected.
"The facts are fewer people are employed today. The debt is more out of control than it ever was in the history of this country. The president didn't cut the deficit in half like he promised," says Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Amy Kremer, Chairwoman Tea Party Express adds, "People are not better off. Families are hurting right now."
"The question is whether the country is better off now and will the country be better off? And I think the answer to both of those questions is yes. We're looking towards the future," says Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings.
Maryland Governor and Chairwoman of the Democratic Governors Association Martin O'Malley adds, "We are clearly better offer as a country because we're creating jobs rather than losing them."
The debate will continue as the president visits Ohio and tours Louisiana to see the destruction caused by Hurricane Isaac -- all part of his his "Road to Charlotte" campaign swing.