Voters growing increasingly pessimistic?
Economic woes worrying Americans going into Election Day
- Duration 7:56
- Date Aug 6, 2012
Economic woes worrying Americans going into Election Day
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New signs -- voters are growing increasingly pessimistic ahead of November's election the number one cause for their frustration well.
You guessed it the economy last month the unemployment rate rose to eight point 3%.
And the Labor Department reported employers added a 163000.
Jobs it's a mixed report.
-- -- to a still -- bruised economy let's bring it.
Our campaign insiders representative.
John adequately eight former Republican congressman for your -- -- -- to a Fox News contributor and he former pollster for president Jimmy Carter.
-- John Fox News contributor.
Former pollster of war Bill Clinton.
Well if you listened to Barack Obama he was extolling the virtues of the latest numbers done well.
Great he's got two -- being.
Jobs were created there's been a net positive movement in the last few.
Months but that being said it's very tepid the unemployment rate as you said has ticked up bottom line people are very very pessimistic.
They really think that they are less well off than they were four years ago and he's got to run a campaign to the last.
Days it's a tough quarter he's got to find whatever good news -- -- Pat these numbers should hurt the president that the polls indicate otherwise well and given -- the polls but I mean these numbers are.
He is getting you know we have more people leaving the workforce and we have the unemployment a couple we have jobs -- they're all over the place except they're generally bad deeper you get in them.
And this is a problem with the president's standing because he has been able to keep the initiative in this campaign congressman your take on it.
Why -- governor Romney is watching.
Because his campaign this week has begun to change they've begun to go on to a specific positive message about what he's gonna do about the economy.
Both on the stump and in commercials what we've been saying for months.
That with the bad economy the public will look for him.
To be the one to fix it if he can sell that -- he's been absent really for a while but if he gets going now.
He can still save the -- -- I want to run through some polls quinnipiac CBS near times Florida Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Let's run through these all -- -- -- pierce Florida Obama.
To Romney's 45%.
Now these are likely voters and and Doug I want you to talk about -- just to send well.
Obama fifty Romney 44.
And that one there it is fifty to 44 Pennsylvania President Obama 53.
To Mitt Romney's.
Now -- and what about these polls well.
I think it's fair to say that John could speak to them selves but I think.
It's fair to say that we feel that these polls are skewed heavily in the democratic correction.
Meaning very simply they -- too many Democrats too few Republicans because the New York Times nationally is reporting a one point Romney lead.
Doesn't stand to logic that the swing states.
Would in fact be more democratic than the rest of the -- you buy that yet so -- the whole problem we've -- on the screen now.
We have the -- we have Democrats over Republicans.
In this sample by nine points.
You know what it is you need it and the actual was about war.
And now we saw that in no way it in in the fact is that these polls and we're having an epidemic of Obama's latest.
They are this is irresponsible workable real get a close we have other polls that clearly gallop just on 177000.
But interviews this year do you know what they feel the margin of party difference being among adults four points among likely voters -- point for Republicans -- to numerous -- one.
Look at this -- this one.
Don't use what yeah look -- what we're seeing here is that.
In the exit poll in 2008.
The democratic advantage with 7%.
What we're seeing and Obama won by seven sentinel we're seeing is that the Wall Street Journal and pew polls.
Incredibly they're saying they're more Democrats now than there -- in 2008 so the country gets worse the Democrats get better and Obama's lead goes out.
Bottom line -- right.
These polls are skewed.
And every poll is being skewed we believe we -- the democratic all right let me just say it you're responsible.
For news organization to -- -- that they don't -- this all.
And for pollsters don't wanna be used because what it's doing is it's creating.
In artificial momentum.
It affects the news that affects donors they have a responsibility.
To put holes up and at least pass the smell Teddy Z -- -- or something nefarious going on here -- trying to influence public opinion through skewed book I I don't think it's nefarious as much as it is.
Ed inherent bias creeping -- Greg let me take you into the White House I can tell you.
There is no way that President Obama and his top advisors believe the numbers that were up on the screen -- they know what's -- But the media treats as we get -- -- -- this morning they treat the polls up there -- of these are gospel.
When they're not in it's distorting the race in the some of that to me why -- Republican which I'm not I would be screened by the way he has.
Can -- in a -- helps -- because a week ago we had the Wall Street Journal NBC news poll which also over sampled Democrats and right and so the whole dialogue of the week.
Is built on polls that are not.
Reflective of the race let me ask our producers to fast forward to the real clear politics elect -- map here because -- been.
Some changes in this thing 247.
For President Obama 191.
Four Mitt Romney got to have what 270 -- yes that's right out hot now I've talked to us about the map the electoral map he.
It is now despite the fact that it's a very close race.
State by state it favors Obama even if Romney.
Wins Florida Ohio.
North Carolina and Virginia which -- swing states he still needs to win one or two whether states to get over to Saturday and put another way he's got -- -- -- -- inside sorry.
I wanna fast forward to your predictions because we've had to consolidate this news breaking news so congressman your prediction I think that the White House the president and his campaign have a tag of surprises waiting for announcements leaks.
They did it with the gay marriage they did it with immigration I'm sure there other things yet to come to would Alter the chemistry of the race when they needed acted like -- That hey I didn't know which -- -- -- that these aren't my prediction is.
That the pressure -- Romney knows intends to be bolder in his wife's presidential choice and I think that that puts it rubio or Bobby can go.
Or someone who will give at least a little bit possessed its appeal to minority voters on to win and the word that -- -- and I wanna play Greg.
Is -- he needs bold ideas he needs a bold agenda it's not enough given that electoral map.
To just -- anti Obama I think you're gonna see some.
-- policy prescriptions sooner rather late.
All right well I feel better that we're not actually talking about Harry Reid's claim it's because it's the equivalent of talking to a drunken street corner -- 80 he told me.
But since suction and I -- -- someone in the senate but what about on the senate floor that you didn't support it challenged him on the senate floor.
-- that would have been some debate great it's very sad that we are politics are getting there as well as one commentator said today it it's juvenile.
Okay or worse yet.
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