From CBS News' John Bentley:
(MARION, OHIO) – With its large trove of electoral votes and tight poll numbers, the state of Ohio is one of the top prizes in the November election. That's why John McCain is spending two days traveling around the Buckeye State by bus and holding a town hall meeting in Lima later this morning.
McCain currently trails Barack Obama by two percentage points here, 46 to 44 percent, but that's an improvement over the poll conducted here three weeks ago, where McCain trailed Obama by six points, according to a Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters.
McCain's vociferous call for offshore oil drilling and the construction of new nuclear plants may have something to do with his rising poll numbers, as the poll showed that Ohioans support both of those ideas – 56 percent say they are in favor of building new nuclear plants (compared with only a third of those polled opposed), and 64 percent want to see offshore drilling.