MILFORD, N.H. -- Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said Hillary Clinton will outline a path that has "weakened" America while previewing the first presidential debate on Monday.
The Indiana governor said Clinton will "keep America on a path that has weakened America's place in the world, stifled America's economy, walked away from our most cherished constitutional principles and our highest standards in public life."
He set up - seemingly confident - the debate stage for the swing state voters here.
"When those two candidates take the stage for the first time in the same place, no more media filters, no more parsing of words," Pence told the 200 gathered inside the union square. "The American people are going to be able to hear from two candidates, and they're going to hear about two futures for this country."
Pence, who earlier on Hugh Hewitt's radio program made the case that Clinton is "untrustworthy," contrasted the Democrat to Trump, who, he said, "literally embodies this spirit of America: strong, freedom-loving, independent, optimistic, and willing to fight for what he believes in."
The Indiana governor touted new polling, which, he asserted, shows the campaign "tied nationally."
A new Bloomberg Politics poll shows the duo tied at 46 percent in a national poll, but Monmouth University poll - also released on Monday - shows Clinton with a four-percentage point edge.
"The race is close here in New Hampshire. Some polls out today say it's tied nationally," Pence said. "We have tremendous momentum, more and more people everyday, despite the overwhelming bias in the national media, more and more people everyday are joining this movement to make America great again."