Nightly News | September 22, 2012
>> we want to bring in cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood . you heard mitt romney say he doesn't need a turnaround in the campaign. but aren't people suggesting that even in his party?
>> reporter: absolutely they are, kate. we showed in the poll he was down by five. in all six of the battleground states we have surveyed in the last two weeks barack obama has been ahead outside the margin of error. i talked to one of romney's strat egies today. he pointed to tracking polls that showed mitt romney even. one thing clear through the blizzard of information is that mitt romney needs to regain ownership of the economic issue, persuade americans he has a credible plan to turn the economy around. we have seen him slipping on the issue. that's the way -- the path he has to victory.
>> romney released taxes last night on a friday evening. does that put that issue to rest now?
>> it doesn't. democrats are saying what he's hiding is more important than what he has disclosed. e he said that's all that the public is going to get. ann romney said the same thing. i think they calculated on the week the 40% video came out made it a terrible week for mitt romney . they might as well get the news out at that point and focus on the debate for the next ten days.
>> john, thank you. a program note here, much more on this tomorrow morning on "meet the press" with david gregory .