Race Narrows as Campaign Enters Its Final Week

President Obama and Mitt Romney enter the closing week of the campaign in an exceedingly narrow race, according to the latest poll by The New York Times and CBS News, with more voters now viewing Mr. Romney as a stronger leader on the economy and Mr. Obama as a better guardian of the middle class. …

In the final days, the most intense competition between Mr. Obama and Mr. Obama has narrowed to seven states, but the national poll illustrates why the Romney campaign is working to expand the battleground and seize upon the deep concern in the electorate about whether the president should win a second term. [cont.]

Jeff Zeleny and Marjorie Connelly, New York Times