(NBCNC) -Ohio is a big one on the list of battleground states - and right now it looks like President Obama's got a big lead there. "I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so," said President Barack Obama.

Fresh off his speech at the United Nations, President Obama heads to Ohio today with an eight point lead, according to the Washington Post. Mitt Romney is there today, too talking jobs, and taxes. "Is there anybody who thinks raising taxes will help grow the economy? His plan is to continue what he's done before. The status quo has not worked," proclaimed Mitt Romney, (R) Presidential Nominee.

"Romney? attacking someone on taxes? I mean whoa... That's like me attacking someone for being passionate in politics," Vice President Joe Biden retorted.

Romney's on a two-day bus tour through Ohio. Tuesday, at a rally with his running mate, the Vice Presidential candidate attacked the Administration. "After four years of getting the runaround, what America needs is a turnaround." Paul Ryan/ (R) Vice Presidential Nominee

But it's a tough state to make their pitch for 12 million more jobs - Ohio's unemployment rate is lower than the national average.

In Ohio - and seven other states today - the President releases another ad, slamming Romney for dismissing the 47% of Americans who don't pay taxes.

Romney's new ad today will focus on struggling American families.

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