Likely voters sound off on presidential race
Results from new Fox News poll
- Duration 5:23
- Date Aug 24, 2012
Results from new Fox News poll
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Fox News is America's election headquarters in right now we have brand new Fox News polls on the presidential race.
First let's take a look at the favorable and unfavorable ratings of the two candidates among likely voters now.
It is very close as you can see President Obama has a slight edge in both categories.
Over governor Romney.
It's also close on the hot topic of the economy likely voters trust the Romney Ryan ticket to do a better job of improving the economy and creating jobs.
Over the Obama Biden ticket 45%.
In that category.
So for more on these polls let's pick them apart with -- -- against -- former political advisor to democratic senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey also Fox News contributor.
And Alice Stewart she is former Press Secretary for Rick santorum's presidential campaign.
Julie -- first you have the sitting president of your party who has been in office for four years.
And he's essentially tied in these polls with a challenger.
Who you know many voters profess to know very little about what does that say the.
Well it says this is going to be an incredibly close race I'm just crossing my fingers it'll be over an Election Day we'll have a bush vs -- situation which I think we all can agree would be a massive nightmare for everyone.
Look you know these national polls are not the polls that I look at the polls that I look at are the polls in the swing states.
Because those and uphold the will decide who the next president's gonna be and all of those states but all of them but in most of those states Obama has consistently led.
Time and time again in the most recent polls whether it's Florida.
You Michigan and so on so forth he has done much better than that -- hasn't consistently hats.
What's interesting to me is despite the mass amounts of money that's been spent the mass amounts of ink that's been -- We still see this race pretty much static we tie with Barack Obama leading.
Slightly in all of those states and then that just says to me that the note this -- rays have not changed much in the past twelve or eighteen month.
Seven -- seven hours -- days to go out thousands.
If voters don't know much about Mitt Romney do you expect that they will break in his direction in those 74 days essentially.
You've got to -- right.
Now although certainly learn a lot more about him after the convention but it's key to note that -- we're looking at the Romney leading in has fallen and virtual tie.
To be in the spot with an incumbent president.
That's a loss for the current president and a key cross -- in the fox poll which is a great poll by the way.
That Romney leaving marks independence that is critical independents will decide this election because they are results driven.
It's not a party driven vote in his results driven and they trust governor Romney.
Two to win in this case and also -- is leading and the enthusiasm race and that's critical.
We had a great report from -- -- yesterday we have 600 volunteers -- 250 offices.
And we need that enthusiasm -- kick things into high gear to November if our control room can put up.
The second of the additional polls that we have to add here you were just touching on that.
When asked who is -- you know how -- -- -- in this presidential election.
President Obama supporters.
Say they are -- 47% of them say they are extremely interested.
Of governor Romney supporters say they are extremely interest and that's what you were just talking about I think Alice.
And then another poll on -- that big issue of last week who would do a better job of protecting Medicare President Obama wins 46 to 42%.
But typically Julie that's that's an issue on which Democrats dominate are you surprised that it's that close.
I'm not surprised look -- Romney Ryan have gotten a lot of attention a lot of ink as a result of the Ryan paper the last few weeks they'll continue to get that kind of ink going into the next week in Tampa.
But after that is Obama's chance in the democratic chance to shine -- talk about their record to contrast that record with with Mitt Romney's -- Paul -- on the bottom line is.
Think -- seniors and others learn more about the contrast between the two Medicare plans.
But clearly see that brought Paul Ryan's plan and -- the one that Mitt Romney's -- -- to picking Paul Ryan.
Essentially decimate Medicare for for people like me -- -- not -- seniors can also affects seniors should menacing and making them pay almost 7000 dollars more about getting rid of Obama care.
And replacing it with a with a policy that frankly is gonna really hurt seniors even seniors that are 65 and over today -- got it.
Have to ask you this question.
You we mentioned that you work for Rick Santorum it is said that governor Romney took a beating during the primary season.
Are those bruises still there and will they be even you know will they go away over the next 74 days.
I'm sure they well all primaries are like that remember and no way there -- a heated battle between.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and that's part of the process that's how this works is part of the vetting process.
But as we move into the convention we're going to hear a lot more about governor Romney we're gonna hear a lot more about the Romney Ryan ticket.
And their plan for the middle class to make things better for.
The American middle class people are dissatisfied with the leadership of the Obama administration's failed to make things better for the American people.
And what we're also seeing in these key battleground states these races are tightening up and that's going to be critical -- move -- to November.
Governor Romney and Ryan are are closing the gap.
And in this because their policy to help strengthen the middle class to rein in government spending and encourage private sector growth -- and do all we -- to -- the budget that's what people are concerned about somebody has 74 days yet to win this thing Alice Stewart -- arrogance he.
Thank you thank.