Poll: 1 in 4 uncommitted in 2012 presidential race
How can Obama, Romney capitalize?
- Duration 3:33
- Date Jun 25, 2012
How can Obama, Romney capitalize?
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And Fox News alert welcome back everybody big chunk of the American electorate still up for grabs according to a new poll.
A quarter 25% of voters have not been won over by either President Obama our governor Romney take a look at this.
This particular poll finds one in four voters remain uncommitted to either candidate.
And which way they turn could decide the race for the White House what's behind all the indecision.
-- Cusack managing editor of the hill joins us now hey Bob good morning Jamie are you good morning to you who are these -- Did not go to college interest in its seventeen purse percent of these persuade -- Identify themselves with the Tea Party so that's a bad sign for.
For President Obama and these voters in all likelihood they voted for -- Obama in 2008 and then voted for a congressional Republican in 2010 news there.
These are frustrated voters and they can't decide who they gonna pick.
-- persuade a ball what does it take for each of the candidates than to get them their way.
I think they have to have both candidates have to relate to these voters there's going to be a move to the middle there already has been.
For for both Obama and Mitt Romney.
-- -- to make the case that they understand their problems which are mostly about the economy and if the economy is continues to sour.
That is bad news for -- bad news for the president the one thing what when you talk to Republicans they actually now think that they can.
They can win this thing you know couple months ago they were kind of resigned that they had to make a run but probably weren't gonna win.
Now this thing is really up for grabs and usually in elections that the undecided will move away from the incumbent especially.
In tough times.
45% -- are pretty big chunk of the electorate.
And I'm just curious do you think that they have a general disbelief of all politicians are they just haven't heard.
What they need to commit.
I think many of them are very frustrated with with Washington which has not been able to -- to solve that the big problems whether it's entitlements.
Pending taxes taxes -- -- have to be made soon ended deadlines congress always goes at the last second with the president.
On debt ceiling the very frustrated.
With Washington so they have been voting that weighing in the last three elections have been wave elections and and the tough part for -- -- he's got to make a case that they'd be patient.
The economy's getting better and I have a lot of work to do more but that's you know you look at -- You look at a recent elections the electorate has not been patient.
But look at what we have going on this week I mean this I don't remember a week with decisions that will affect the American people more than what we will see today out of the Supreme Court.
How much does this group.
Of voters care about health care about immigration.
In addition to the economy.
I think the health care one is is very big B just because it affects everybody and there's such.
It's such partisan feelings on both sides in the political message clearly on health care has been one.
By Republicans up to this point -- Supreme Court will change things so I think health care immigration taped it to many people as very important but I think health care and the economy.
Are are much bigger and that for the -- have to Wear it -- as they woo these independent voters are they gonna turn off their base by moving too much to the middle.
Now and they can't move all over the place eventually they try to pick their positions and move forward keep an eye on this group for us and come back okay.
Absolutely entertainment season.