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No thank you let's put the presidential campaign in perspective now senior political analyst Brit Hume has some thoughts -- breath.
The big question this election year has been whether President Obama could campaign his way out of a record that would normally spell certain defeat for any incumbent.
As of tonight he and many other Democrats must surely feel that he is on his way to doing it.
Despite a convention speech that offered nothing new in the way of economic remedies and a truly terrible jobs report that hit the morning after.
New national poll show a distinct uptick in mr.
All of them now show him ahead and a couple have him at or above the magic 50% mark.
Worried conservatives are saying Romney must get much bolder and go more deeply into the specifics of his plans.
Perhaps but we have heard all this before when Romney repeatedly fell behind during the primary season.
Each time he combined a deluge of advertising with strong debate performance -- to take down his rivals.
His campaign has been storing cash for another -- deluge this fall.
And there will be three presidential debates this year now debates don't usually change many minds -- one famously did in 1980.
When amid an economic crisis Ronald Reagan used to single debate to send Jimmy Carter who had been leading in the polls back to Georgia.
That must be a source of hope in the Romney camp tonight plus one more thing.
Post convention poll -- circled balances for a reason they go up.
And they usually come down.
-- but I sit at the beginning of the program the polls are one thing and getting voters out to the polls on Election Day quite something different and this and this is one area where the polls suggest an advantage for the -- side Republican voters appear in most polls more motivated to vote and do Obama votes.
Much what's more this cash advantage while it can only do so much an advertising can be a very big help in voter turnout so when he gets down to it.
-- we we here polls about likely voters they tell us a lot.
Turnout it would so suit how many actual voters we get and that obviously is the Q Margaret thank you.
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