Who’s supporting Obama and Romney?
Sally Kohn and Kerry Picket on the makeup of support for both campaigns
- Duration 10:40
- Date May 18, 2012
Sally Kohn and Kerry Picket on the makeup of support for both campaigns
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Let -- switch -- if -- can.
To some Fox -- polls they're out and they review President Obama is.
Job performance and was put the first one up on the screen if we can.
In the 2012 vote for president the main reason for supporting.
A President Obama 45% say he's doing a good job.
Which may suggest that 75% think he does.
But positions on the issue 13%.
He's a Democrat -- understand he's not Romney 11%.
I want you shaking your head.
Well Heidi you're -- -- -- I've seen Paul that so you're misrepresenting I think that 75% of people who voted for Obama going on that may not letting them -- That's not the question was what's the main reason you're supported by presenting my job -- reason and the rest pick other reasons as their means licenses might be statistically accurate.
What will you know what I also like to plant something that also like another -- -- it goes along with that.
Is a recent Gallup poll think that I also live discusses -- national climate the national.
But I economic climate and the political climate that shows that.
Presidential incumbents like had one term.
Have had very similar job approval ratings -- as a Barack Obama George H.
The Carter as Gerald Ford very similar numbers that Barack Obama currently has an understanding that Barack Obama should be very concerned about.
I would think he has a mean look -- -- -- make you feel better I tell you that it's going to be a squeaker.
And it's going to be tight and it's as many tight because the nature of the economy.
We're in the middle of that in recovering trying to study.
-- -- -- -- -- he has it he's policies haven't really don't want to help you know it's not and again I have to say Greg what I find truly heartbreaking let's let's let's let's let's.
Quibble on the facts it's quibble on on you know whether it's worked or hasn't really -- -- like.
-- the fact of the matter is a country.
The bull whip the 10% when he balloting though.
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The whole didn't job.
Apparently -- losing two million people.
It -- aren't looking for jobs.
At this damned if he does -- the numbers and got this plane would look like it's his fault and -- a little -- little bloodied and -- could have done better he should've done this could have done -- -- Give me give me substantive critiques as opposed to just like trying to light his record look he has a decent record couldn't be better -- could be.
Let's let's talk about that it's not my fault but on a bit but what does the.
I'll I'll give you one example that his record thirty blight.
I think it by borrowing huge amounts of money in deficit spending you you've essentially taken a lot of valuable.
A borrowing dollars away for the private sector make it far more difficult for small businesses in particular borrow money.
And as a consequence many of them had been unable to expand that's one of the -- you ask for specifics I just gave it to.
You know I have that people go by my Tumblr.
Sally come down homer that come they will -- -- yes I tumble now.
That I got this great wrap up -- for the three things the president has dropped.
Since he became president he has -- spending.
He has dropped -- the deficit.
And he had at when he does it didn't hit it it looks like we don't look there was -- of doing so clouded by ideology can actually see what is and let me also say.
But the reality here he's an honest Terri really into the Red Sox to this he's cut it let me you look at the one side alleging you know -- -- -- -- his.
Now look to reality is is you know look he's kind of what he's cut 95% americans' taxes that's the third one half this stimulus tells me.
It's silly now we can because when you pass -- great you know put a tremendous -- stimulus package like that.
And there's no corresponding offset.
Greg thank you read that stimulus.
I'm sorry you're isn't that cut spending because you're exactly quarters -- its its a fact and grand street corners and he -- of fact does it make except wait.
Let me answer -- -- three quarters of the stimulus bill with tax cuts things that Republicans historically really really like until Barack Obama does the -- -- Oh she's riding the deficit because he's cut people's taxes I think conflicts.
And the guy can't win.
That's and is packaged within arm's shovel it -- cuts.
Still low wage attacks and about that and why doesn't like them now -- -- shovel ready jobs go nowhere they were temporary jobs probably laughed at the most a few months and they're gone.
And you know there's an action guidelines you -- -- -- we found out there really aren't a shovel ready look I've promised something on the can be who I -- level here you level with me.
I'm -- economy's good I'm not saying unemployment is that I'm not saying it's not tough economy and run -- I'm not saying it couldn't have been any better in the last four -- period of everything you've got.
Now tell me.
Is it not true.
The Republicans are CD as -- out that the economy is as bad as it is energy -- everything they can to make that works very clearly Saddam when you.
I'm sorry don't they want it -- -- balancing that isn't -- true.
I want the economy be better -- they want Americans be living better lives and they're not.
Wanna put one more not you kidnapping case -- and then on the every single conservative initiative to improve the economy -- -- you really are so -- Fox News -- but the -- -- -- it's starting a small business who would you pick future business partner.
Mitt Romney 40% Barack Obama 39%.
He should be -- disturbing too -- Mitt Romney.
How much he touts his business background.
That he is knocked.
Head and shoulders above Barack Obama on that and he's spirit what -- ten points -- Well look I think the America collector is still trying to get get to know Mitt Romney just came out at the very tough primary at this point and at the Gallup also just showed that his.
-- -- -- on the front nine points and that's something that.
Barack Obama has been very good at maintaining and it having Mitt Romney just go up as.
Like ability wise I think that is a huge employees and he's likable.
All as likable to be -- Well one of his biggest deficits have been the fact that people into the east -- he comes office too stiff -- -- The Al -- the Republican Party he he kinda came off as just not very approachable he also.
It didn't really.
You'll build towards a print reporters.
Very often you sometimes don't question attitude in this unit in -- -- people -- -- serve you -- whisk him away.
-- he's getting better at that he spoke to conservative bloggers about two weeks ago and he's trying to come off as -- very personable guy.
So now he's trying to present -- it.
Himself to the American people as more as a you know.
You know anyone selling and flexibility.
Really does count -- I think I like impact I think it.
I think you to and I like you to reference.
But -- George Bush I think that.
In the end people -- -- say to themselves when he does have a -- on the first -- right it doesn't -- -- Yeah George -- Likable -- yeah let's go back at least an active and we just start small business.
And science missed pointed out of course a lot of people wanna start a small businessman Mitt Romney is that where he -- -- them like I mean fun and yeah the best record and of course income applicable because he comes off this kind of robot -- us.
-- just couldn't do it it's it's it's an unfortunate thing that's why and by being part the primary was so hard for him because even though he was the inevitable nominee.
He just couldn't you know excite even his own base not just -- policy but I think in part on personality and he's gonna have the same problem the American public in general.
I'm I'm sure it.
-- that simply because it.
In the end people are looking at their pocketbooks need it goes back to the old James Carville saying you know any kind.
Still live in Louisiana and and people are there are are going to be a -- -- hard you know looking at the last few since -- got to put into the meter actually go to those polls.
There are going to be thinking about who's gonna help them put more cash into their -- Throw one more pull up.
And this one is the main reason for supporting Romney we did main reason for supporting Obama take a look at this.
In this number is huge.
He's not Obama 43%.
-- now there's amber on on.
He's not Romney was only 11%.
As the main reason we're supporting.
She's got a huge number there is not.
Obama fourteenth -- Republican position on issues 10%.
-- it really is turning into a referendum on the incumbent.
Absolutely and in fact I think one of the biggest concerns that the Obama campaign has is very similar to what happened to -- David -- actually here in New York City.
-- -- happen of course David Dinkins thank you of course -- the first black mayor of New York City when he was first elected.
He he actually beat Rudy Giuliani -- actually brought out a lot of first time.
And minority voters -- of the DNA look at his first you know first black mayor of new updated and up second time around when Giuliani did beat David Dinkins he had a lot of it was minority voters and that staying home.
And if they were impressed with David -- -- term.
And I haven't and -- very disappointed with David Dinkins think that but he was too favorable to a lot upper class upper middle class.
You people here in New York.
And I think the Obama camp is sort of looking at that example and thinking we don't want that to happen to tackle all of and that's why the firing up.
A lot of their -- -- the minority base a lot of the women about.
Aladdin LG PD a couple of the -- -- Tebow and -- the thing we're not so much looking at independence we want to make sure our base comes out and even with.
Push -- over the finish line -- -- that 1% over fifty.
-- -- -- -- I I think you can't beat somebody with nobody and you know that those numbers the 43% who are supporting Romney.
There's -- Romney supporters supporting him because he's not Obama.
-- -- -- looking at independence.
Who are undecided -- you can't beat somebody with nobody you have to have a candidate that people want to vote for and he's not -- I.
I think we can all agree with Sally statement is that it's going to be close.
And will be close and no doubt more fun conversations like that hasn't.
It's only going -- -- it gives you thanks very much things physics theory did --