Tuesday October 9, 2012 Happening Now

New polling suggests last week's debate did serious damage to President Obama. New polling by Gallup and Pew show the race moving in Romney's direction. There's also several new battleground polls showing a Romney swing in several states. Take a close look at the Pew poll of likely voters. At one time Governor Romney had an 18 point deficit among women. Now President Obama and Mister Romney are even among women. Blogger and gadfly Andrew Sullivan today in a column asking if President Obama "just threw the election away?"

The latest polling just adding to the pressure on Vice President Biden to perform in his first and only debate with Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan on Thursday.

Lots to digest here.

Mitt Romney is back in the Midwest today hitting Iowa and Ohio. President Obama is in Ohio.


1225EDT -- Air Force One departs San Francisco, CA, en route Columbus, OH. KTVU LIVE

1620EDT -- Air Force One arrives Columbus, OH. WTTE COVER / POOL TAPE


1630EDT -- FLOTUS speaks at campaign event. Loudoun County, VA.


1305EDT -- Attends rally at the Koch Family Farm, Van Meter, IA. LIVE

1925EDT -- Attends rally with NJ Gov Chris Christie at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. CBS LIVE

Convicted child molester and former Penn State Asst football Coach Jerry Sandusky will be sentenced today. He was found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse. Last night in a jailhouse interview, Sandusky insisted he's innocent and didn't get a fair trial. We *cannot* report sentence until court is adjourned per judge's ruling. David Lee Miller reporting from Bellefonte, Pa.

0900EDT -- Sentencing hearing for Jerry Sandusky. SKETCHES / POOL LIVE ARRIVALS & PRESS CONFERENCES

Keep a close eye on the Supreme Court today where we could get news on affirmative action and/or gay marriage.

The IMF is offering a fairly bleak outlook on the world economy. The International Monetary Fund says developed economies are risking recession.

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner is planning to plunge 23 miles from a manned balloon in what would be a new world record. It's to take place somewhere over New Mexico weather-permitting.

Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.