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Going back to January now five months ago -- facts at hand -- he joins us live outside the White House this morning -- -- when you look at the internals of this new poll.
What are we learning and particularly about the independent vote.
Martha that is -- key in this poll because you'll remember back in 2008 a big reason why Senator Obama became President Obama.
Independent voters -- to him big time.
Then after the health care fight the economic woes they swung in 2000 intend to republicans' that's in part how the GOP.
Took over the house and now look at what of the movement in this.
New York Times CBS news poll back in April they're basically deadlocked among independent voters the president had 41% Mitt Romney had 42% now the president lost.
Five points among independents down to 36%.
-- -- edging up only one point to 43% now.
Worth noting that this poll was taken the last few days.
After the president's decision on same sex marriage would -- -- say that that one factor swung this at all because you know while it may be a factor to the fact of the matter is these independent voters have said in a lot of other polls the issue that matters to them.
The economy the economy the economy.
It's so interesting because many think about it over the past you know several days it may be made it past couple weeks the president -- have been spending a lot focus.
On the base this party and so now he may be forced to kind of come back and work on that independent vote again.
And you mention of course the economy and is another poll out this morning it has some pretty tough economic news in there for the president.
No doubt about it this is USA today Gallup poll and what.
Is significant is that people seem to be relatively optimistic about the economy turning around look at this two different numbers the first one.
Asked to rate the economic conditions now what do you only 29% -- good.
But when asked about 2013.
A large majority says they think it will be good the economy -- really good in 2013 so that suggest they think the economy's recovering.
Maybe some of the president's policies have kicked in the look at this second number will the economy get better over the next four years if Mitt Romney's elected.
Say yes if President Obama is reelected only 46% say yes so what's significant here.
Is that it appears that people are saying they're getting a little more optimistic about the economy recovering but they're not giving the president credit for that.
And it how you tie all this together is look at that -- -- from the Obama campaign attacking Mitt Romney it was about being capital they are going after his biggest strength.
Which is the economy -- And apple gonna try to undercut that and he's gonna try to stay focused on I would bet because that seems to be the message that does work form.
And thank you so much Ed Henry joining us out.
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