Did Romney's RNC speech resonate with voters?
Frank Luntz polls Republicans, Democrats and independents
- Duration 9:13
- Date Aug 31, 2012
Frank Luntz polls Republicans, Democrats and independents
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And -- 67 days are all the remain before voters head to the polls in what I believe is the most important election in our lifetime.
And this week -- the RNC Republicans did what the Obama administration has failed to do.
They put forth bold solutions on how to get this country back on track of people back to work.
Awful food stamps and stop the suffering.
Now the -- not only rallied the base but they also spoke directly to you the American voters -- were dissolution.
-- -- this administration has failed you joining me -- -- help explain which speeches resonated best with our voters our own -- the one only mr.
Frank Luntz are Mario.
-- it's great and I actually am an Orlando some about a hundred miles from the convention site.
But these undecided and potential switchers they watch the convention and -- some very specific.
Reactions to what they saw from my two main speakers but let's let's start with a spotless -- you have to do an interview my friend who approached you prior to this interview over over -- fox Orlando.
-- let's start here.
Romney we the people in this country deserve better let's let's say about dial.
But -- promises gave way to disappointments and division.
This is something we have to accept.
Now is the moment when we can do something.
And with your help we will do something.
Now is the moment we can stand up and say.
I'm an American I make my destiny we deserve better my children deserve better my family deserves better my country deserves better.
782 on the democratic side Franken and nearly ninety there on Republican that -- over very well.
Yes in two specific points number one it now they don't want awakening the one away to the election they're tired of four years of waiting for a change to happen they want it immediately.
Romney using the phrase you deserved you deserved we want someone who acknowledges that it is not about the politicians or their job.
It's about us and our job and that's why that -- did so well.
All right let's take a look at what he says we celebrate.
But this is -- a big part of the debate class warfare the president attacking Mitt Romney Bain Capital etc.
And these are American success stories.
And -- the centerpiece of the president's entire reelection campaign.
Is attacking success.
-- is it any wonder that someone who -- success.
Has led the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.
In America we celebrate success we don't apologize for success.
Was the last number I saw there -- very strong numbers interestingly.
Democrats are giving Romney speech here are very positive reaction.
And these these are Democrats something to make no mistake -- there's a 4243%.
Core Obama vote.
It's simply voting for him that's not the people who reacted we want to people who are still undecided and that idea that we don't attack success we celebrate its.
-- very powerful among swing voters those independents who -- in the center of the electorate.
And that's for Mitt Romney did the best in his speech I what are the areas of the biggest theories that an attack by the Democrats and the administration has been on the -- of Bain Capital.
He mentioned Bain Capital in the speech last night you decided to dial it lets see some of that negative.
And those negative ads have an impact here.
They weren't always successful -- -- But no -- -- is in the real world of business.
That's what this president doesn't seem to understand business and growing jobs.
Is about taking risk.
Sometimes succeeding but always striving.
It's about dreams.
Usually doesn't work out exactly as you might have imagined.
Was fired at apple.
And many came back and change the world.
It's the genius of the American free enterprise system.
To harness the extraordinary creativity.
And talent and industry help the American.
Ninety to eighty former.
I -- -- and I was a little surprised by that.
And what's interesting that was actually the highest -- moment of the entire convention.
That is because it's not about politic Sean.
It's about people it's about jobs it's about creativity and ingenuity.
It's about what makes America different and -- you know that I've been critical from time to time about the language that the Romney campaign is using.
That was perfection.
Because an embrace something better it was emotional it was and -- -- -- it works.
Our -- let's take a look at Paul Ryan's speech had that thought -- the other best beaches at the convention more.
Paul Ryan and I thought -- rubio is particularly did particularly well last night later on -- -- -- -- Clint -- speech.
But let's go to Paul Ryan that this country we don't have to settle what we have going on right now part of his speech.
When I was waiting tables.
Washing dishes or mowing lawns for money.
I never thought of myself is stuck in some station in life.
I was on my own -- my own journey in American journey.
Where I could think for myself decide for myself.
Define happiness for myself.
That's what we doing this country -- American dream.
That freedom it out take it any day over the supervision and say Simonyi other central planners.
But I don't know if you can do any better than that frank eating you've dialed me an occasion I thought that those numbers.
Sean Sean sometimes you do well but not often do do that well that will be in the top 3% of all -- so we've tested.
And I'm -- tell viewers something which may surprise them.
Paul Ryan dial better than Mitt Romney.
Among independent voters among those who are still considering both candidates Paul Ryan's speech was more favorably received -- even Mitt Romney speech and the reason why.
-- we didn't talk about himself this person.
We talked about the challenges that he overcame -- did so in a very passionate way.
Mitt Romney is his business like and so he is very structured.
And people build credibility because of that Brian is what excites people but let me ask you -- in terms of overall before we run to another Brian cut here.
The tone that they set for this convention seem to be one all right things are working out well you don't have to settle.
We have a better plan.
We can do this was that better than perhaps taken a sledgehammer and and go on after the president the vice president and their failed policies because it seems to me that was a strategic decision.
By the campaign.
For this entire convention.
-- I was there all all three nights of the convention I had people coming up and they -- Tug at my jacket and they say come on let's get them.
And I explained to them and that's actually not the approach if you want to win.
India and everyone is right of center of and -- already decided that they're voting for Mitt Romney Paul Ryan.
That the goal is -- the last 6% and that's all it is Sean.
Who are still undecided and they still like Barack Obama as a person you know they'll like his performance and that's it too simple questions and -- -- got a clip you want to show report.
Is this as good as he gets and do you really think that the next four years won't get anything better I want to predict.
-- what what were some of the people will be speaking actually get a few minutes that one out -- going to be called the reinvention.
Smear and slander convention next week is gonna go over the top it'll be full of anger because that's what the campaign they can't say they're successful one -- -- -- Paul Ryan.
Optimistic line very reaganesque we can do this let's see how it -- We can do this.
We can get this country working again pleading get this economy growing again.
We can make the safety net safe again.
We can do this.
Whatever your political parties let's come together for the sake of our country.
Join Mitt Romney and made.
This -- everything we have -- season gone away.
Quite as high as 8974.
-- very good numbers.
They -- because it's so positive and is so hopeful and it is so optimistic and both of them made it very explicit decision.
That instead as you said of -- that -- sledgehammer approach.
They decided that it would be better.
To give Americans an alternative vision and alternative dream and alternative policies and you gotta give Paul Ryan credit.
There's a moment that they did not show here where he got teared up and I'm not sure people sought at home because the camera cut away when he was talking about his mom.
The more personal -- Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan get the more effective that they will be -- there's a lesson here Sean.
For Republicans if they want to be effective it's not just about policy it's also about who they are.
And what drives them.
The -- is important for these swing voters.
Franklin's great work -- -- say hi to my friend Valerie is at fox Orlando down there -- know you'll be doing an interview right after the show thanks for being with us.
You got a -- effective at coming up Michelle Malkin.