Omaha Public Radio News
9:10 pm
Sun January 1, 2012

GOP candidate Mitt Romney visits Council Bluffs

Omaha, NE – With the Iowa caucus happening Tuesday evening, candidates are spending a lot of time traveling through the Hawkeye State making last-minute pitches to voters.

The apparent leader in Iowa, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, says he's confident he'll win the state in November if he gets the GOP nomination. Romney spoke Sunday at Council Bluffs' Bayliss Park Hall. "On Tuesday night, you'll give a couple of us maybe a real boost, if I'm one of those who gets that kind of boost and I come back here as your nominee I will come back here and I will campaign in Iowa in the general election and we will win Iowa and take back the White House."

The former Massachusetts Governor focused on the economy, jobs, and the federal deficit. He also discussed his background in business, and what federal programs he would eliminate if elected President.

A new Des Moines Register poll shows Romney with just a two-point lead over Texas Congressman Ron Paul in Iowa. 41 percent of likely caucus-goers polled say they could change their minds between now and Tuesday night's caucus.