What do Florida exit polls reveal about GOP race?
Ed Rollins weighs in on Romney, Gingrich
- Duration 4:06
- Date Feb 1, 2012
Ed Rollins weighs in on Romney, Gingrich
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-- met Ronnie is still working for support from that more conservative.
Voter according to exit polls last night 41% of voters who consider themselves to be quote.
They supported -- Ingrid take a look at those numbers 41 to thirty.
And Ron joins me now former deputy chief of staff to president Ronald Reagan.
Yasser -- mr.
Reagan's reelection campaign in 1984.
And as major roles in nine other presidential campaigns he's also -- great Fox News contributor and a great addition to all of this discussion and good morning.
-- played just an -- little history there mr.
Romney did not call Governor Huckabee after Iowa winters ago.
Yeah like after that they exchanged calls with that was the first for forty to do that's very interesting.
Very interesting well thanks for that.
Let's take a look at some of these other numbers and because one of the big discussions last night was this sort of very conservative voter.
And if you take a look at some of these other -- of polls that we got.
They sort of back up this notion that he addicting which is stronger with this group and then Romney is so wanna ask about how much of a problem that might be for Romney.
Not conservative enough.
Mitt Romney 41% say that he -- that -- for them not conservative enough let's take a look at this next one here.
As we roll along in this one is do you think that rocket that oh this is -- and evangelical and born again Christian voters.
Pretty close on this went on -- Gingrich edged out by about two percentage points has within the margin of error.
-- take a look at the next -- that we have.
Which is our strong supporters of the Tea Party.
They leaned toward Gingrich 45%.
Romney 33% although he did get -- people who like the Tea Party basically for the Tea Party.
Went around -- big question is how do you how do you not beat McCain or dole had a -- that group -- fire -- the base and win at the presidential -- You have to continue to communicate with them and I think -- you see when you've got to conservatives and in the race today with Santorum and Gingrich beating you up as they have so effectively over the last several weeks it's harder -- those people.
As the race goes on and it becomes more and more that the Romney is the inevitable if he is.
And I think a lot of these conservatives so we'll start listening to the message -- pay more attention but right now they're not quite there and they may not be there for several.
Swiss had to do to bring them men -- I mean a half hasn't convinced them which has been a tough self perhaps.
It's thinner he's truly ate a conservative -- -- -- Rhetoric to rhetoric is meant for for basically six years now that he's a conservative but when he was governor and prior to that when -- -- Ted Kennedy after the senate race he wasn't and I think there's just still some lingering suspicion.
And obviously that's of the campaign is about and my sense -- -- -- are very effective campaign -- yesterday.
Gingrich is not -- -- campaign this is that this is the problem in this whole race this morning.
Is this kind of a Stanley -- talk last night about his daughter writings speeches.
Happens commercials he has to expand he does want it -- like consultants but the when you're in a multi states which is where you go from here he had ever real campaign Indians and you can't.
You know one of the things -- and -- -- seem to be getting that that Mitt Romney is not.
It is that sort of top fighter mentality that is very prevalent right now people are angry I in this country some people about the -- -- these things are going.
And the question my question is does Mitt Romney if he gains -- if he goes to Nevada and Maine any cleans up at a couple more of these states will the confidence of having those victories.
In -- will allow him to certain spell out that top enthusiastic vision that he has for the country.
He's been a lot tougher the -- last ten days that you've seen it too great debates.
You know after South Carolina he wasn't -- it two great debates he he ran very very hard to get very very aggressive in the campaign.
And I think people will start to see that he's tough I think it was one of two very serious question is he tough enough to be up against Obama and Obama's team and he started answer that question in the affirmative.
Are there any states in the near term when you look at that about it look at Minnesota you look at.
-- Colorado that you think Newt Gingrich can win.
Well he really -- to get to Super Tuesday he has to get to the south so he can he can read is off -- you'd -- wanna write them walking their proportional -- wanna get some votes out of all that it's all about delegates.
And as mrs.
Clinton found out four years ago you can't avoid anything you have to go after -- was caucus votes are very interesting and as always thanks so much -- can see -- and --