FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It's shaping up to be a tight race this November between President Obama and Mitt Romney, especially in some of the crucial swing states.
And new polls show romney closing in on the president in both Florida and Ohio.
The Quinnipiac Poll shows Romney up by one point in Florida: 44-to-43 - and the president up by two in Ohio: 44-to-42. Both are within the sampling error.
In Pennsylvania, President Obama has widened his lead to eight points: 47-to-39
Keep in mind: No one has won the White House since 1960 without carrying at least two of these three states.
Pollsters say some of Romney's gains come from voter perception that he is as good as - or better than - President Obama at fixing the economy.
And it's no secret that for millions of Americans, the economy will be far-and-away issue #1 come November.
A recent Pew Poll shows an overwhelming 86% of registered voters say the economy will be "very important" to their vote, while 84% cite jobs.
According to this poll, other top issues include the budget deficit, health care, education, medicare, energy and taxes.
At the bottom of this list come issues like immigration, abortion, birth control and gay marriage.
It would be a nice change if the politicians took note and stayed away from the wedge issues like abortion and gay marriage this year and instead talked about what really concerns most people.
Meanwhile there are two key Supreme Court decisions due in June which could throw the national focus back on health care and immigration.
Here’s my question to you: What issue(s) will ultimately decide the presidential election?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
At this point, you can throw darts at a board. A month ago, there was no contest; it seemed Obama had it in the bag. Now, not so much. In my opinion, events happening from August to October will decide this one, no matter what the candidates do or don't do. Stuff happens.
Bob in Ohio:
Money… whoever has the biggest pile of it to saturate the media enough to sway the swing voting blocs.
Augusto in Los Angeles:
I think the economy and unemployment are the number one issue. Housing, education, national safety from terrorists and health insurance are also all very important.
Oliver in El Paso, Texas:
There will be a lot of issues, but I think people will vote for the person they feel safer with. George W. Bush was re-elected because a lot of people felt safer with him to protect the nation.
Jennifer in Tucson, Arizona:
Ultimately, it will be trust and dependability, which should bode well for President Obama.
No issues. "Ultimately" the election will be decided the way it always is, by who most people in their gut are most comfortable with seeing on their TV for four years as our president.
Tom in North Carolina:
It's the hair, stupid. Doesn’t the guy with the best hair always win? Well, most of the time.