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Doing things on my -- is very attempted.
I promise you not not.
Not -- on immigration reform.
But that's not -- -- that's not how our system works.
That's that's that's not how our democracy functions.
That's not how our country.
President Obama today -- -- Roscoe.
And He was talking about compromise.
And the debt ceiling situation and other other issues before the break we asked you.
Will a debt ceiling agreement be reached before August 2 40% of you said yes 60% of you said no.
In this unscientific poll there's another poll of interest and that is the Gallup poll is the weekly Gallup poll.
43% approval for the president this ties the lowest week since He took office -- panel.
Steve the politics of this for the president as He gets ready for prime time address tonight.
The daily Gallup tracking poll is actually even one point worked for the president has forty to 49.
I think one of the things here you're hearing from the White House at this point is that the white did that Republicans are doing this for political gain they wanna have another vote they wanna have this debate again.
During the election year but at the same time you're here in the White House say that they're winning the politics of this that actually all Republicans really want.
Republicans in the in the grassroots a country want to vote want -- of members to vote for tax increases.
And Republicans are losing this political battle in Washington I think those numbers suggest.
That whatever the merits of you know that the president's arguments or -- the White House thinks the politics are on the specifics of the debt.
He's not winning the overall argument the number has come down He was at 4645.
On July 1 in the Gallup daily tracking poll he's at 4249.
And if there were any question that this -- political it -- it it was answered when Tim Geithner yesterday on FOX News Sunday.
Said that He wanted to take the debt ceiling increase through the election the Treasury Secretary said specifically through the election.
The president has said something similar mar where He wants -- has He thinks it would be number -- is that it would be too hard to do it again and also the rating agencies wouldn't don't want the uncertainty of not knowing if the whole.
That -- is going to be increased although policy that the ratings agencies could very well.
Lower the rating -- anyway I get I actually think that's gonna happen no matter what comes out of congress I think we're facing -- downgrade -- Government debt but.
I think that these poll numbers show.
How what -- hold this hold dysfunctional debate over the deficit and has taken on the president He needed a big deal more than anyone else in those numbers show why.
He does best when he's presiding over something bipartisan bridging differences kind of reinforcing his brand.
And I think even though Republicans might get blamed some of the polls showed that they be pulling for -- -- -- more than.
President I think in the end He will get punished if there's not a big deal and if there is a default.
I think He needed a big deal number one for the economic benefit that it would have given him but also because He -- -- proven that He did do something on the deficit.
I think the reason when I heard today -- -- speak at 9 o'clock instantly I thought we've got to deal why else would the president.
Request airtime and -- I hear that he's he's gonna make his argument.
And I think the reason he's doing this -- -- card but on three nights ago.
Very was on television.
Summoning the leaders -- that congress to a meeting the next day.
Like king Henry summoning a wayward dukes to to the castle.
He has that meeting the Boehner designs we don't need the president anymore -- work this out in congress.
And they were close to a deal on Sunday I think the president is speaking -- tonight.
Because he's gone from.
Emperor to bystander in three days and He wants to be at least in on -- is gonna have to to be resolved and He doesn't want it to appear.
As if it was resolved in spite of him and without him.
A primetime address though and you asked for time.
And you don't yet have a deal.
It's his campaign.
2012 He warned.
I think it was Eric Cantor in -- -- these meetings I will take it -- -- the country that's what he's doing his his campaign.
This is all about is -- look the date He chose as a drop dead date.
The debt ceiling such -- I should go until election makes a political.
He has as much -- relation to real economics.
As of this surge withdrawal date in Afghanistan it does to actually.
To any military -- reality none whatsoever.
It's not an economic data to date which will help them get through the election.
Without having to answer questions all the time on debt and how we should increase it by -- four trillion dollars.
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