President Barack Obama made a campaign stop at the University of Colorado in Boulder on September 2, 2012 to convince locals of his concern for their well-being. Obama targeted the crowd with talks of minimizing student debt by increasing funding for Pell grants and creating more jobs in the economy.
After an impromptu trip to storm-ravaged Louisiana, President Obama will be visiting several universities in swing states on his way to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. These states include Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia. In Boulder, the President was introduced by several local dignitaries, including Colorado Senator Michael Bennet and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.
In almost every speech, he mentioned the end of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and his plans to revitalise the American economy by stimulating middle-class growth and keeping financial regulations in place. Although polls show that college students are more likely to lean left, Obama's speeches are countering Romney's in states that are equally Republican and Democratic.
According to a Gallup poll, Obama's latest approval rating is 46%, with 7% of people having no opinion. This is below the average of 50% during August of an American president's re-election year, but one point higher than Mitt Romney, whose approval rating is 46%. The presidential elections will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.