5:25 p.m. E.T.
Boston advisers Russ Schriefer, Rich Beeson and pollster Neil Newhouse sounded equally confident as Axelrod and Messina in their Wednesday afternoon media call.
Listen to their 30-minute call with Q&A here, including discussions of Governor Romney’s closing argument, the early vote numbers, the status of the battleground states, the Obama firewall, storm politics, and more.
RUSS SCHRIEFER: “We feel that we are in a very, very good place. This race is exactly where we hoped it would be a week out.”
RUSS SCHRIEFER: “Governor Christie is doing his job…. And the President is doing what he needs to do as president.”
RICH BEESON: “The firewall that I think they talked about was Iowa, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Right now, their firewall is burning.”
RICH BEESON: “Pennsylvania is a place we decided to wade into on a path to 300 electoral votes.”