Romney gaining momentum in key swing states
Ed Rollins breaks down latest polling
- Duration 4:46
- Date Aug 16, 2012
Ed Rollins breaks down latest polling
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I think that's -- new polls out this morning that are showing governor Romney gaining some new momenta.
In the key swing states this comes in the immediate aftermath.
And choosing congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate according to a -- insights poll.
Governor -- is edging out President Obama by 1%.
In Florida 48 to 47 of course that is well within the margin of error.
This Florida battleground tested of course carries 29.
Electoral votes so that is a look at what's at stake there and Ed Rollins joins us now his former.
Deputy chief of staff to President Reagan he also managed to campaign for Ronald Reagan's reelection in 1984 and has numerous roles in so many election became account the -- he's one of our Firefox are you have leaders and good morning good to have you here.
-- this is interesting it says some of these developments and wanna just let's go straight to well first look at 2000 on the -- -- fact that they're they're making some ground.
And -- -- -- that area getting momentum in the key the key thing is Ryan has proved to be reallocation area conservatives are very pleased with a new and very Smart articulate guy.
And he's one of these candidates is gonna grow on the more people see on television screen you're.
The more substance that he is able to display.
People feel better about the choice.
Last time we talking you really wanted him to get right into this Medicare debate.
And to just take it head on it feels like he's been -- that the past today's not a.
Now -- in doing that he's yet I think he's got the president and and the president's vice president -- on the on the defensive that they're having a hard time explaining.
The facts which obviously they were able to kind of wallpaper over the course of that the cuts that there making do obamacare.
The great rule in politics is a vice presidential candidate can help you little -- virtual lot.
This one is helping us.
-- -- the incumbent president vice president is hurting this present no -- had a worse week -- he said.
-- stumbling people who talk about replace him on the ticket which obviously they won't do and I think to a certain extent the comparison is a great comparison.
You know it's dame -- -- -- is -- -- with centuries ago and of course in the past -- -- let us take a look at some of these numbers.
Virginia is the next one -- we wanna pull -- take a look at.
There's Virginia 4548.
Now in favor of governor -- at least according to this one poll.
That we're looking at I also wanna take a look at Ohio right after that because as we've been saying all morning and as everybody knows about these things.
You really can't win without Ohio and this is that this is a flat.
Obama in this pole led Ohio 48 to 45.
My -- -- in his biggest gain in Ohio.
A -- a critical state -- this is very similar governor case it who had a similar position was chairman of the Budget Committee also was a fox contributor for many years.
Went to this kind of a battle of two years ago and my sense is this is that this is the battleground state -- the ultimate state that -- the presidency.
It it appears that right weren't helped send an Ohio I mean it helps -- editing apps that -- the great thing about Ryan is he's he's gonna grow on people -- -- -- subsidence.
He's not gonna make the mistakes unfortunately Sarah Palin did after the initial rush and I think to a certain extent.
He knows the -- -- well and and this is probably nobody on the -- including the president he.
Accident yesterday you know we want this fight.
I want people to ask me about what our plan is for Medicare what our plans for taxes he he's he's excited for it well.
He should be because he obviously is the only guy with a plan and as he laid out today and that those clip that you you -- You know Harry -- not has been controlled senate has not passed a budget in three years.
The president's budget went down 99 zip and -- and then democratic controlled senate so he's the only one who basically understands this issue is pushing forward.
Do you and let's put Colorado while while we're -- you know we always talk about sort of the history have been -- number of a VP pick right.
Do you sense in any -- that this time it's is it different.
Which is a very it's very strong ticket and and what it's also done.
It's made Romney's strong Romney has basically been out there on the trail not talking about his taxes -- -- or -- capital.
He's talking about very substantive issues and -- -- that's when this dude I've sent it to be together more often on -- talented there's been discussion of that as well.
I think that's a good a good strategy I think I think they can basically get the tandem act together you know traditionally you.
After few weeks -- -- the vice president -- some order raise money or someplace that.
This is nine states and -- this is really about.
You know at the end of the day you're not talk about fifty states he could have been together -- -- -- -- -- would you have been concentrating if if you're in charge of his campaign what what would you say to Ryan is what I want you to -- everyday I would I would basically.
Three or four times a week he'd be you know our Florida.
Three or four times a week and well it.
If you don't really loving and aren't you know I'll let the great thing about about a state like Florida it's a media State's ten media markets he gonna do local interviews -- -- very powerful and you're.
The -- our network your own time did.
-- selling job.
-- thank you so --