Subtly not being one of Mooch’s strong points.

( — First lady Michelle Obama told supporters in the key battleground state of New Mexico on Tuesday that the 2012 presidential election could go down to the wire.

Polls have shown a tight race between President Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, and his presumptive Republican opponent Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor. A Gallup poll taken April 26–30 found the race tied at 46 percent, while a Rasmussen poll from April 29–May 1 found Obama had a three-point lead, 47 percent to 44 percent.

On Tuesday, Michelle Obama was speaking at a campaign event at the Los Poblanos Ranch in Albuquerque, N.M.. She encouraged supporters to make phone calls, knock on doors and register new voters.

“If you have any doubt about the difference that you will definitely make, I just want you to remember that, in the end, this election could come down to those last few thousand votes,” the first lady said. “It’s happened before. It could come down to those last few people we register. It could all come down to those last few people that we help get to the polls on November the 6th.”