Obama, Romney Trade Jabs on Healthcare, Economy
President Obama and his Republian challenger Mitt Romney are trading jabs over healthcare and the economy.
During a two-day stop in the swing state of Florida the president broadened his attack on Romney.
Looking to improve his support among elderly voters, the president told seniors at West Palm Beach's Century Village that Romney would gut his healthcare reform law and plans to turn Medicare into a voucher program.
"He plans to roll back health care reform, forcing more than 200,000 Floridians to pay more for their prescription drugs," the president claimed.
On the campaign trail in Boston, Romney kept his focus on the sluggish economy. He continued to criticize the president's economic policies and accused him of caring only about saving his own job, not the jobs of Americans.
"Not met with his jobs council in last six months. Took a look - done 106 fundraisers, so I think you learn something about president's priorities - job he's interested in protecting is his own," he told the crowd.
Meanwhile, at a town hall meeting in Ohio this week, Romney said the contraceptive coverage mandate in the federal health care law sets "a dangerous and unfortunate precedent."
He said the Obama administration is usurping religious liberty by requiring employers to provide insurance coverage that violates their beliefs.
Several religious groups have filed suit over the mandate.
A new CBS News/New York Times poll show a virtual tie between the two men with Romney at 47 percent and President Obama with 46 percent.