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I've been everywhere -- -- happening now we are your election headquarters and it's very tight election could come down to a few or maybe one.
I key battleground state today we're gonna take a look at Iowa we've -- out twelve swing states but today it's Iowa.
We like -- a little bit about why this is important starting off with electoral votes.
He had there at six but it's highly competitive so those six really matter out of the 270.
Possibly look at the economy this is interesting when we hear so much about.
And the economy and jobs being such a factor in this election.
If you take a look at the unemployment rate -- -- 3% that's almost what is three percentage points lower than the national average so that's suggesting to note.
An Iowa possibly take a look at the polls.
They are just wanna -- -- this as well 45%.
For the president when you look at the real clear politics polls.
And you have.
Just under 45%.
For Mitt Romney so it's so close it is so close the president is going to Iowa tomorrow that's gonna be is fit visit.
For governor Romney he's been there.
Well he's been there four times but some suggest.
He's actually been campaigning in Iowa since 2006.
Are gonna talk a little bit about that with Jason noble he's a political reporter.
With the Des Moines Register joining us now I'm -- say Jason what do you think about that does Mitt Romney really have a president.
At present an Iowa despite the fact that -- hasn't visited quite as much as a president.
You've got to -- -- group -- campaign apparatus here just like the president does.
You watch TV and I -- you -- demonstrated that the campaign is is inescapable here for for growth.
Candidates is it annoying chasing dead people title -- streets of Iowa hey we really like this engagement we thank.
This really is playing -- to what we need to know and how we're gonna make our decisions -- as it reached the point where it's a little -- aggravating.
Well you know ever going complains.
From the campaigns but Iowa is there's a very politically engaged states.
We have the caucuses here everyone really takes pride in the caucuses and I think.
A lot of violence there -- may be enjoying the -- a late -- -- and a little bit longer here into the general election.
They'll -- -- our great -- Jason what are the things that we show there on our screen is that the unemployment rate is so.
Low compared to the national average -- manufacturing in the state agriculture as wells and in your major industries.
How do you think that plays -- the campaign that so far Mitt Romney is focusing on jobs and the economy were still waiting to hear.
The president's platform next week what is the top priority -- went.
I think the jobs and economy argument still resonates the violence mean they're aware of of kind of what's happening in the country overall they see.
The -- of the whole country struggling with the economy and insist those arguments are resonating with them as well.
I think Iowans also are very receptive to the arguments from the Republican side -- felt that -- deficits.
And you hear that from Romney when he's here as well.
That's interesting because we didn't just hand out as well we looked through our research department the brain room here they pulled up a great back -- said that.
I was actually have that the lowest credit card debt per capita in the country so it's sort of interesting that -- navy.
Not a big fan of -- -- as most of us probably are not at this point to that this logistical part.
As well that voter registration I read that in 2008.
When the president went Iowa Democrats had this huge.
Edge when it came to voter registration over the Republicans.
And Republicans have close that gap a little bit how they -- factor is that.
I don't know I think that that's hard to -- -- the surge in Republican voter registration probably has a lot to do with again the caucus season.
Which was competitive on the Republican side but not on the democratic side.
In the state in no matter what's happening with Republican and democratic voter registrations no party voters still outnumber both of them.
And that's really where.
Where your -- to major in -- and incumbents voters because no party independent voters.
-- is really about the independence in Iowa Jason thank you so much for your expertise your perspective today we'll look forward to having you back.
Thank you so much.
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