State of the Race: Obama Edition

12:10 p.m. E.T.

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina and senior strategist David Axelrod talked the third debate, TV messaging, early voting advantage, battleground electoral math, public polling, and more on a Tuesday morning conference call with reporters.

Listen to the entire call above.

Read selected quotes below on the state of the race:

DAVID AXELROD: “We have the ball. We have the lead…. There is an illusion of volatility when you have 90 public polls coming out every day…. We will know who is bluffing and who isn’t in two weeks.”

JIM MESSINA: “We are tied or ahead in every battleground state and we’re not leaving any state where we’re tied or ahead.”

Related Topics: Barack Obama, David Axelrod, Jim Messina, Mitt Romney, 2012 Elections, Audio, Democratic Party, The Page

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