Can Ryan help Romney hit reset button on campaign?
GOP candidate's popularity took serious hit before VP announcement
- Duration 7:01
- Date Aug 13, 2012
GOP candidate's popularity took serious hit before VP announcement
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-- -- -- polls just out for governor Mitt Romney showing his popularity taking a serious hit.
But the polls were taken before.
He announced his new running mate.
And this critical time.
One of the -- that stood out and fought for principal.
And -- I have ideas to get America back on track -- this person I've chosen to be running mate.
So can -- Paul Ryan -- governor Romney hit the set but the reset button and actually.
Go up in the post who use the ailing economy by the way to get through to voters at a North Carolina are rally earlier today.
-- President Obama -- -- 71000 jobs lost in North Carolina.
People out of work in North Carolina.
You know what North Carolina we can do better -- this.
And -- Penalties on the way.
Are right he says help is on the way.
Let's bring our campaign insiders John -- -- former Republican congressman for new York and pat Cadel -- Fox News contributor.
And a former poster for president Jimmy Carter.
And Doug showing key to what Fox News contributor and former pollster for Bill Clinton.
Our let's go right to the polls right now general we're gonna look at the Fox News poll which revealed something that was startling.
Just before this announcement was made that's when he twelve presidential election showing that President Obama was gaining.
In popularity among the vote 49% to 40%.
How does this affect.
The that announcement that Paul Ryan is now the running mate for governor Romney.
Ten or -- I think the fact that.
In many polls the president had sort of moved to head a little bit lately probably -- played into the Romney team's decision.
Not to pick a safe choice but to go bowl -- the three of us for months on this show.
Have been urging the Romney campaign to get off all negative stuff and go positive go big go -- And while this is a very controversial -- I have to say one thing about it that is for the for all Americans -- -- good is that Ryan's presence on the ticket.
Is going to force the country.
To debate something that weak candidates in both parties for decades have been told he can't talk about Social Security or Medicare they -- the third rails of American politics.
For the next 85 days it's going to be talked about and the country needs to face up to this thing.
Because we're gonna go broke which are you surprised me as a Republican actually stating that it's a controversial pick but as you say -- good bit.
Because it puts a topic on the table so pat.
-- John stating that the controversial yet good -- how -- you weigh in on this issue is that the right move for.
Governor -- -- let me say first ball.
It -- a bold move but I'm very high highly high risk move when I said -- I've met someone -- Mario you know like rubio.
Not -- -- I have thought all along represents a danger now it may be gone right.
And -- president this presidential election will go to big ground the crisis over the deficits over.
But -- let me tell you what have Democrats reacting Democrats are reacting what's there not to like about the candidate -- the rich.
Picking your vice presidential candidate who is the man who wants to privatize Medicare.
Just what's there not to like about this.
He views it is putting on an issue.
The Republican generically have a problem every time they touch entitlement because in the DNA of the American voter -- at this over and over.
Medicare Social Security American's -- big what you've got them just like they believe Democrats want to raise taxes in and spend us into oblivion.
This is this -- -- an issue in the risk here it's higher risk it might work but it doesn't anomaly.
-- presidential race it could cost the Republicans the congress and the senate though.
But Doug this is something the president and always wanna he wanted to -- about the issues at hand showing two -- Or two ideologies for the future of America.
In moving forward he says that they're moving this relates directly.
Into the court -- Cali of the Obama kept -- Rich against.
Two views of America bottom want to warn an economic crisis but what the Republicans are doing is creating a debate about the social safety -- My take is that this is as -- John -- that.
It controversial choice it could lead to the kind of debate the Republicans want but it's high risk and it's not.
For sure at all while let's look at how this affecting the daily tracking polls -- to bring those up right now will compare it goes to the poll that was taken before the announcement.
Of commerce and pat Ryan to the governor Mitt Romney team.
And we can see there the daily presidential tracking poll according to Rasmussen -- the governor Romney at 46% President Obama.
Gentlemen you're weigh in on this how -- Just relate before he picked congressman Ryan we get ready for the show today we debated.
These polls and how we're gonna talk about them today because we try to examine.
On this segment their Halloween role as well as you speak -- -- -- -- a Gallup poll showing a tirades and we always try to get to the answered this question Kelly.
What is the state of the race as of 530 Sunday afternoon and -- it nine points for Obama is -- quite handily ahead.
Or is -- a close -- you know like that -- The Romney campaign yesterday after they picked congressman Ryan admitted to the media.
That they their own polls showed the gap growing for Obama.
And that they needed to do something to change the race and where this thing is the right thing to do well time will tell okay.
You'll know but I'll say this you know what we've said for some time this is Romney's election to lose and the truth of the matter is he's been losing.
For the last several months -- the time and we've said that he should have made an articulated a vision for the country on the economy.
To find himself.
Helped himself he -- let the Obama campaign a TV should have been declining and now both polls showing nine points are.
And so forth -- let me just be clear.
Those polls with the exaggerated samples of Democrats far beyond 2008.
-- had an epidemic of them and they are affecting the race for the defective momentum but there is no question particularly with the independence.
That Obama has been gaining ground and -- who don't.
-- about thirty seconds Kelly what we're seeing here isn't this something -- has said.
The 2010 election was about Obama care.
Right voters want it repealed now the Republicans are putting Medicare Medicaid Social Security risk.
It's a big risk I think Obama is ahead he's probably not ahead by nine but bottom line the governor's trying to shake up the --