DENVER -- President Obama will be in Colorado Tuesday visiting Fort Collins, then back in Boulder on Sunday.
Colorado is a swing state. That's why President Obama and Mitt Romney have both visited our state 12 times since January 1.
Both men are shoring up their bases. For Romney, visits to the Western Slope and other parts of rural Colorado tend to be in his favor. As for President Obama, he tends to be popular along the Front Range in cities like Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.
This week, the President is visiting two college towns with hopes of recreating the enthusiasm that swept him into office four years ago.
"He is clearly focusing on the younger votes. It shows him winning in most polls 2 to 1 over Mitt Romney, at least," said 9NEWS Political Analyst Floyd Ciruli.
It's no surprise, Romney isn't as popular with the younger voters in Colorado, given the fact he's campaigned mostly in rural, older communities. Ciruli says if Obama is able to reignite the college crowds he could carry Colorado again.
"If this race is going to get down to a few thousand votes having a good turnout from the campuses is going to be extremely important," Ciruli said.
As of today, Ciruli says Romney and Obama are neck and neck. He says some polls show Romney ahead by a point and others show Obama ahead by a point.