New poll shows Romney, Obama dead heat
Assessing strategies in presidential race
- Duration 3:41
- Date Apr 18, 2012
Assessing strategies in presidential race
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Fox News -- -- election headquarters and we have some brand new national polls out today showing Mitt Romney and President Obama.
In a dead heat the latest CBS news New York Times poll has been tied at 46%.
Compared to last month when Romney trailed the president.
By three points Chris hour walk is the Fox News did you politics editor and host of power -- foxnews.com.
Live -- so Chris.
We're a little bit oh look with 200 days or so away from Election Day at this point.
One of these polls really tell us.
Well they tell us the story of what happened what's happened in the last month and in the last month to lose significant thanks event and one.
Is Mitt Romney essentially clinched the Republican presidential nomination so part of his improved condition.
Comes from the fact that the red team is is decided that they can.
-- -- deal with him and that they'll rally around him in an effort to try to beat President Obama.
The other thing that's happened now has been a -- pretty lousy start for the president as he came out of the gate in the full Fred's.
Full fledged general election -- -- go all the way back to the hot microphone moment with the Russian president about post election flexibility.
His dust up after trying to tell the Supreme Court that they.
Shouldn't take him president act action of overturning his health care law last week you had the -- -- -- over the democratic strategist who said -- Romney never worked today in her life.
So he's had a series of rough week says he is tried to make his general election -- and it's come at a good time for Romney.
The president is in now -- Ohio today and I was taking a look at your power plant Fox News dot -- -- -- interesting to see the same numbers in the poll and see you write about what you're -- is.
The same strategy for the president and Mitt Romney are using tells a little bit more about that.
Well look you know based base matters in the earlier you are in the process the more the base matters Mitt Romney's challenge.
Going forward is this.
Right now Republicans are saying okay look.
Romney may not been -- the heartthrob of the right.
The super conservative candidate that some people had hoped for but.
-- Republicans are coming to understand that he is way better than Barack Obama.
Buy their way of thinking.
But in the long term Romney's challenges this.
The president is going to be working very hard to peel away base voters especially Christian conservatives.
Those -- of -- quorum voters were these social conservatives.
The Democrats are gonna work hard to chip away and make Romney continue to protect his right -- going forward.
Right now there's unity brownies gonna have to work harder in the long run than Obama to maintain.
He mentioned that Mitt Romney -- dissent is not the heartthrob.
The Republican Party in and a poll also showed us a little bit about how Republican voters feel about Mitt Romney 33% say they support him enthusiastically.
40% say they have reservations Chris is a voter vote whether you're enthusiastic or not doesn't really matter the enthusiasm factor.
Well there's a generally we talk about a 124 scale one through four scale of voter intensity in the fours are the ones that you really want because they don't just vote for you.
They drive their neighbors to the polls they put out the yard signs they give money they are all the way ahead.
What's -- thing about Mitt Romney is he may be able to get a lot of threes and fours he may be able to get these.
More intense voters not on the virtue that he is selling something with a lot of sizzle.
But just on the fact that he offers what to Republicans is a credible alternative.
To President Obama who they think is way too liberal and it interestingly enough it may be enough.
And you're saying RA and been very enthusiastic.
About our conversation Christians that -- does -- sure absolutely yeah.
Patrick thank you very much you can -- workers -- -- about -- the hour hosting power play on foxnews.com.