President Barack Obama sought to arrest his slide in the polls Wednesday, hitting the campaign trail in Iowa and unveiling a stump speech that reprised his debate-night attacks on Republican challenger Mitt Romney. With the Republican up 6 points in a national Gallup poll, the Obama campaign is hoping the debate will bring wavering voters back into their camp. "It stopped the bleeding, and maybe it gives us an extra gust of wind in our sails," says one campaign insider. "But I think it's too soon to tell what impact it will have."

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