2012 race enters new phase post-convention, Part 1
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- Duration 4:30
- Date Sep 10, 2012
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Made this year is conventions in history books has the presidential race -- -- a brand new phase.
-- did the convention really accomplish what the candidates about to do.
Let's bring in our campaign insiders -- -- former Republican congressman for New York.
Back to -- Fox News contributor and former pollster for president Jimmy Carter doesn't show.
He to a Fox News contributor and former pollster for Bill Clinton gentlemen good to see you museum let me throw up on the screen a couple of polls from -- the first -- is the president's approval rating 50% approval.
And here's the head to head match up.
President Obama 49%.
Governor Romney 44%.
-- months -- has pretty much the same sort of thing on the daily presidential tracking.
-- -- -- Well I think there is a modest -- 345 points.
For the president I suspect he'll probably dropped back a pointer to to it.
Two point lead -- -- maybe three.
Next week to Democrats accomplished most of what they wanted to do.
In their convention.
They basically played to their base the Republicans similarly played to their base and I think the -- -- -- to win the base for -- -- -- -- are gonna vote -- that's my point -- Ultimately both parties played to their base neither.
The big question in this electorate for how will we get -- create jobs hence there's still a lot of undecided pat what do you make of the job approval rating of -- -- Is a big number to me is because the president job approval.
Which is fifty to address these with the -- and Dow -- and Saturday is 5044 that's plus six.
It had been a negative that's it to about a ten point margin ship for him.
That -- -- key to whether he gets reelected really that number will have to come down.
I don't care what the portraits is a piece of 50% or over he's gonna win what's it got to condenser what's going to be it's got to be in the 45 -- that's where it wouldn't salute.
That is the failure of the Republican Convention.
Look the Republican Party needs to face facts the Democrats did what they wanted to do.
The Republicans on the make Romney more person naval base -- very.
I'm gonna -- if what the Democrats did.
They had going into the two conventions a passion differential.
Against them the real passion in the race prior to -- Charlotte.
Was anti Obama sentiment was stronger.
Than pro bomb and Romney's just sitting there writing the anti Obama -- Charlotte reenergize Democrats whether it lasts for two months -- -- -- there as Jews now.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Let me tell you some Republicans were flat.
The energy was with Democrats -- shopping yet they're used to be a big -- -- remember this -- -- -- let's put it up on the screen.
Historically hearing this is just recent history -- -- The look at that guy on the far -- right hand side Doug's former ball right sixteen points coming out of the 92 convention.
Well bottom line I think it's two things first as pat was saying the conventions or more compressed they're acting.
End of the month and there's a lot more information but bottom line Greg.
He -- the issue.
-- parties are playing to their extreme wings.
And they are not talking to issues that voters in the senator care about we didn't get a job prescription.
From the Republicans we got a lot of anti Obama and the Democrats spoke more about reproductive rights than they did about the economy.
Right it was a big day in terms of jobs put it up on the screen eight point 1% is the unemployment -- drop down that's the overall number 96000.
Jobs added now that may seem like big numbers and -- It's you got to have at least a 350000.
Just keep up with job growth -- 360000.
People just -- up their hands pat and gave -- Look in the 360000.
If the war this is the number and again the failure the Republicans.
To make -- simple factual case to people even as of today.
With any urgency that's eleven point 2% if you look at the workforce the number of people working when Obama was inaugurated.
And the number today the unemployment rate would be eleven point 2%.
This is the number that's the real well -- are hearing that from governor Romney.