President Obama and Mitt Romney began their final campaign push on Wednesday, preparing to launch a final blitz of swing state visits and dispatching senior aides to make the case their candidate will win.

Polls show the race is virtually deadlocked with less than a week to go before Election Day, but that didn’t stop both sides from arguing they have the upper hand.

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina argued on a conference call with reporters that the Romney campaign “is trying to sell illusion and delusion” along with “fauxmentum” in the race, while the president had “the math” on his side.

“There is no Romney momentum in the battleground states, only smoke and mirrors,” Messina said.

Meanwhile, Romney political adviser Russ Schriefer looked to match the Obama team’s confidence, saying the campaign saw the race as “exactly where we hoped we would be a week out.”