Why is presidential race so close in Nevada?
Bret Baier on battleground state
- Duration 3:32
- Date Jul 30, 2012
Bret Baier on battleground state
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You just -- Michael around I talk a little bit about -- -- -- and we air.
Where the parties are targeting.
Knowing how they're targeting certain groups tell us a little bit about Nevada and why -- -- important state this time around.
-- -- this is really ground zero of one of those battleground states probably -- a dozen.
But -- that is definitely in that batch and I'll tell you this every time you turn on the TV here.
There's an -- a political -- one way or another.
Clark County where we're standing and obviously Las Vegas in that is megs of about 23 of the registered voters in Nevada and there's a big.
Advantage for Democrats registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans here by about 40000 but that's been cut.
A lot since 2008.
The rest of the state leans Republican some places more than others so the battle here is for Clark County if President Obama can run up the score.
In this county.
Then Mitt Romney we'll have to outperform in other places around the state it is going to be a tough test.
It's interesting added that there's so much battling going on.
Forward for one reason rammed through there several that you're going to be talking about such report but the economy you know -- been hit so hard by the economy.
The housing crisis in particular says interesting that the battle is still so close you know if -- without the economy one would think.
That there would be a referendum on the sitting president but that's not the case there in Nevada why why is it's so close right now.
That's a great question -- -- the unemployment rate here for the state of Nevada -- eleven point 6%.
Highest in the nation you having Clark County it's closer to 12%.
And you have a lot of people concerned about foreclosures that still number three.
In the list of states of highest foreclosure show you're right the economic situation here is definitely most people would tell you wrong track.
But there are other factors that at play here immigration plays heavy in this state.
The Hispanic population Clark County search by 80% over the last decade.
So you're seeing those voters now factor in.
I think you're seeing a lot of Republican focus.
On getting out the vote in the rest of the state to see how it plays here Clark County one other thing of the battleground states right now.
We should say Janet if the election were held today and you believed all the polls the average of polls in twelve battleground states President Obama would be -- -- -- of the he would cruise to reelection as of today if you believe those holes.
-- we have a long way to go until you get to November 6 and a lot can happen as Michael just mention.
Pretty quickly and.
Right real quick here what questions are you gonna be asking as you hop around to these different battleground states you know with London that the topping your mind tax the people that -- voting there.
Why we talked to a lot of small business owners people concerned about various issues wanna talk about the issues what people -- feelings different places.
We've identified about thirty counties around the country.
That this election is likely we'll swing on here.
Business owners they're concerned and they're concerned about the number of things we'll bring that to you tonight.
Our special report you have a little time for slot machines because as -- my favorite golf and you like it's -- plan happening now a couple have the blackjack the couple have the black.
That's about it relaxant the end of the day you're getting a thumbs up for -- -- by the way.
-- Brett take you very much -- Seattle Las Vegas tonight as special report is on the road all week out west.
Greg there's going to be from Nevada tonight you can see worry if the -- the -- is about 6 PM eastern time he don't.