Are Republicans satisfied with candidates?
Analysis of latest GOP poll numbers
- Duration 4:36
- Date Mar 7, 2012
Analysis of latest GOP poll numbers
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Well just in a new Rasmussen poll showing a lot of voters remain unsatisfied.
With the current crop of Republican candidates running for president here -- the numbers that we just got in 43% of those polled.
Think it would be better for the GOP -- a -- a brand new candidate jumped into the race 36% say the four candidates running are the best options for the Republican Party.
Independent pollster Scott -- -- president at Rasmussen Reports are con -- got some -- takes for this.
-- tell us how this question figures and if we look at it compared -- couple months ago or even compared to other races.
Well as -- -- if you go back a couple of months only 34%.
Said it would be good for somebody new to jump in so there's been nine point increase.
But it didn't come for Republicans.
In this poll 32% of Republican voters say that'd be nice if somebody -- would jump in but most say.
And help -- existing -- candidates are just fine if you went back to January only 33% of Republicans were looking for somebody new.
I think what this is telling us is the other still some dissatisfaction with the field they look at the candidates and -- -- a little bit -- -- today in a little bit a candidate B but nobody's quite got the whole package yet.
My suspicion is that when a nominee is selected.
Almost all Republicans will unite if not for a candidate than against President Obama.
Heavy news this trend that at all with any previous races -- -- runs it for the White House that at march.
And before the November election that they're still kind of these numbers were seeing asking for another candidate -- say -- they haven't changed much but I'm just curious happened Paris other races.
What it's it's hard to do much of the comparison because only been in recent years we've been this far to the process by -- -- when Ronald Reagan ran he was just getting started in new Hampshire at this point in time.
Up but what we do see is something very similar to the situation and Democrats had in 2008.
At that time there are a lot of concerns not necessarily for new candidate a lot of Hillary Clinton supporters were unhappy that Barack Obama is the leader.
And they were saying we're not sure we can support him in the general election.
But -- always said and done they came around and supported the democratic nominating.
Yeah as you mentioned -- interesting that race a look at it for looking maybe firm model but it's tough to make this comparison disease are rightly point out -- you -- I -- and Jenna search and I think it's really important to note there's while there's some similarities in both cases there was a presumptive front runner.
In the democratic case the presumptive front runner Hillary Clinton was behind at this point in time.
Mitt Romney is still ahead so there is a pretty different dynamic than we saw four years.
Yeah thank you for pointing that out taxes as we look ahead to some of the races in the south that's going to be interesting to see how how the front runner status in stays or changes -- bad as we've been hearing from the reporters.
For the last hour or so.
We're still calling Mitt Romney the front runner at this time when we look at the delegates -- you also -- He also asked that so questions about the economy as well on these -- just fresh shot the press as he -- -- release these at noon eastern time it is -- He'll be very interesting questions you asked that this went.
Really caught our -- do you consider yourself you -- asking the people that you pulled wealthy upper middle class middle class or pour.
And you can see here -- that six out of ten of those responding said that they consider themselves middle class now we talk about the middle class -- how to figures into the election.
Just tell us how you see these numbers as as as you're watching and -- and -- The first thing to recognize is that everybody wants to put a dollar figure around what is the middle class.
On and that's not the way people see themselves in fact among people who are more than a 100000 dollars a year 45% of them think they're middle class.
There's even 1% or more than a 100000 dollars a year who classify themselves as -- So something is going on here in terms of their attitudes in the way they see people around them second thing is we note that in almost all of the survey data.
There is a concern among people who.
Either fit the definition or consider themselves middle class.
That the politicians are connecting with them that something is missing.
In this is a group that -- Barack Obama struggled with for years ago and his primary against Hillary Clinton.
It's a group that Mitt Romney is struggling -- in his primary competition against Rick Santorum Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
And it's possible have two candidates.
Neither of whom really connector that 59%.
Who say they're the middle class.
As indices on moving definition for what defines middle class that still tap identifying.
With that group as well when we look at the candidates got thank you so much we appreciate the first look at the angle but for -- you -- thank you.