By Philip Rucker, The Washington Post
FITCHBURG, Wis. â€“ A confident Mitt Romney predicted victory in the hotly contested Wisconsin primary next Tuesday, saying during a campaign stop here Saturday afternoon that a state he once thought would be â€œan uphill battleâ€ is looking â€œbetter and better.â€
But even as he pivots to a general election by shifting his campaign rhetoric to take aim at President Obama, Romney insisted he is still focused on securing the Republican presidential nomination and said, â€œIâ€™m not counting the delegates before they hatch.â€
During a visit to a call center for embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who faces a bitter recall election later this spring, Romney boasted that his support across Wisconsin is deepening.
â€œIt feels better and better,â€ Romney said in brief remarks to GOP activists. â€œThe support for my campaign is growing stronger and stronger. This was an uphill battle for me if you look back three or four weeks ago, and now weâ€™re looking like weâ€™re going to win this thing on Tuesday. But I gotta have you guys get out and vote.â€
Romney was accompanied here by his newest supporter, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the House Budget Committee chairman whose endorsement has been coveted. Romney holds a small lead in recent state polls. In this weekâ€™s NBC News/Marist survey of likely Republican primary voters, Romney led his closest opponent, former senator Rick Santorum, 40 percent to 33 percent.
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