8/01: Polls reveals Obama, Romney swing state standings; remembering Gore Vidal

      |While a new poll indicates that President Obama has a slight edge over Mitt Romney in several key battleground states, many voters say that Romney would actually be better at fixing the troubled economy. Nancy Cordes reports; And, Gore Vidal has died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 86. Martha Teichner looks back at the author who was able to use his words and wield them as swords to cut down the powerful, and often, other writers and intellectuals.

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