Obama adviser Plouffe: 'Fundamentals' of race haven't changed


Plouffe cited higher approval-than-disapproval numbers for the president in a number of battleground states as evidence that Obama is on solid ground. 

"First of all, the president's got a high support level — 49, 50, 51, depending on the state. We like what we're seeing in terms of the early vote and absentee ballot requests," Plouffe said. "So we don't think that that's going to change, but we're going to be able to measure this."

Still, Plouffe added, polling over the next week will tell the tale.

"But you know, we'll see where we are next week. My sense is the fundamental structure of the campaign's not changed," he said.