Romney building momentum after debate and new poll numbers

(CBS News) Reporting from the campaign trail on Tuesday morning, CBS News' Jan Crawford said Mitt Romney is building off the momentum of last week's presidential debate and new polling numbers from this week.

A new Pew Research poll of likely voters shows Romney ahead of President Obama 49 to 45 percent among likely voters. The same poll showed the president leading by eight points before last week's debate.

Monday, Romney expanded his message beyond the economy, delivering a major foreign policy speech and calling out President Obama as too hands-off and passive when it comes to foreign policy and reiterated that he "leaves our destiny at the mercy of events." Still, Crawford reported, Romney offered few details about specific differences between his foreign policy and that of the Obama administration.

Meanwhile late Monday night at a fundraiser in San Francisco, Obama highlighted what he sees as his foreign policy accomplishments and said ,"As long as I'm commander in chief we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known."

For more from the campaign trail, watch the video above. 

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