Obama’s Messina: “National polls aren’t relevant to this campaign.”

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WASHINGTON–Obama campaign Manager Jim Messina said Saturday President Barack Obama has more paths to winning 270 electoral votes then Mitt Romney–and the battleground states polls are more informative than national polls.

Messina talked to the pool when Obama was at the Milwaukee Theater:

From the pool report…..

“Messina, talking about the Romney ground game, referred to the GOP organizing effort around the Gov. Scott Walker recall elex in Wisconsin: “This is one where … because of the recall election, they test drove their car whereas in other states they haven’t. It would make sense they’re strong here, as are we. They are stronger than McCain was in ’08, no question, on the ground. But we continue to have a strategic advantage” because of more field offices and infrastructure.

On polls Messina said;

“In all the battleground states, we continue to see all our pathways there. We’re either tied or in the lead in every battleground state 45 days out. I think you will see a tightening in the national polls going forward. What I care way more about it Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Wisconsin, etc. In those states, I feel our pathways to victory are there. There are two different campaigns, one in the battlegrounds and one everywhere else. That’s why the national polls aren’t relevant to this campaign.”

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Polls at this stage – especially for the crowded 1st district primary - are used by campaigns to test messages, name ID and figure out the politics of the electorate.