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Less than a day out, presidential race still too close to call

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It's down to the last 24 hours or so for the two men in the race for the White House. Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are crisscrossing the U.S., looking to court still undecided voters. Lori Chung has more.

UNITED STATES -- The President rallied supporters in Madison, Wisconsin where he had some help from rock and roll legend Bruce Springsteen. There, Obama spoke to a crowd of 20,000 about his record, hoping to protect his standing there.

National polls show a virtually neck in neck race, with Obama and Romney now locked in a mad dash to secure the 270 electoral votes to win on Tuesday.

For his part, Republican Mitt Romney spent part of the day campaigning in Virginia, Florida and New Hampshire.

During a very busy day, Romney told voters that he could do more to get pull the country out of the economic slump, the topic that has dominated the campaign.

With the finish line in sight, Obama told supporters that his promise to bring change has been hard fought over the last four years.

Romney hoping to use those poll numbers to get voters excited about a possible change in administration.

Obama said, "You've seen me fight for it and you've seen me deliver it. You have seen the scars on me to prove it. You have seen the gray hair on my head to show you what it means to fight for change. And you've been there with me. And after all we've been through together, we can't give up now because we've got more change to do."

"This is much more than our moment. It's America's moment of renewal and purpose and optimism. And we've journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for America's future. And now we're almost home," Romney said.

Romney's plans for Election Day include two stops in Ohio, a pivotal battleground state where recent polls give President Obama a narrow lead.

In the meantime, the president plans to spend the day in Chicago, reaching out to voters in those states through the airwaves. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP