WASHINGTON–Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) was upbeat Sunday on President Barack Obama’s chances for a second term, telling CNN’s Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” the trends are in Obama’s favor. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), appearing on the same show said he likes where Mitt Romney is at–even with the recent rough patch his campaign has been facing.
Said Durbin, “Well, Candy the momentum has shifted in Obama’s direction and that’s a good thing from our point of view. We’re not taking anything for granted, this is still a campaign with three presidential debates left, one vice presidential debate, and four or five events that none of us could predict on this Sunday morning show. So we’re not taking it for granted, but we do have momentum coming out of the convention, and some of the problems and mistakes of the Romney campaign have given the president more traction in these battleground states with working families.”
Crowley asked Graham “why do you think Mitt Romney is struggling so much? We’ve talked so much about the history of the numbers as it relates to unemployment or anything else and how it would seem that President Obama would not be doing well, and yet, Mitt Romney is the one who is struggling. Why?”
Said Graham, “Well, to be honest with you, I think if history holds here and undecided voters break against the incumbent as they generally do, this is a very close race, and quite frankly, I like our position.”