SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Exactly one month before Election Day, and President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are in a tight race as the President campaigned in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Both Democrats and Republicans say internal campaign surveys following last week’s debate show Romney cut into the lead Obama had built up in many key battleground states, but that Obama still has an advantage in most of them. A Pew Research Center poll conducted after the debate says Romney pulled ahead of Obama, 49 to 45 percent nationally.

President Barack Obama’s campaign was banking on a massive get-out-the-vote operation to help maintain its apparent polling edge in battlegrounds from Ohio to Virginia.

Obama told donors in San Francisco Monday that it’s time to get “almost obsessive” in their efforts to lobby friends and relatives.

Meanwhile, a re-energized Mitt Romney is flashing new confidence following last week’s debate, and says, “Things are going pretty good.”

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