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Battleground states: Where do Obama, Romney stand?

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Supporters cheer US Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as he speaks during a campaign event at the Ross County Court House in Chillicothe, Ohio, August 14, 2012.
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On The Daily Circuit Wednesday, we get a timely update on the current climate of battleground states in this election cycle. Did either candidate get a post-convention bounce in these states? What states are looking like unexpected battlegrounds? What issues matter to the voters in these states?

J. David Woodard, political science professor at Clemson University and a Republican consultant, will join the conversation. Paul A. Beck, professor of social and behavioral sciences at The Ohio State University, will also join us.

"People may say they know how they would vote today but there are still events that have to take place," Beck said in the Dayton Daily News.

If you had five minutes with Romney or Obama, what would you say? Comment on the blog.