Checking in with undecided Iowa voters
Bret Baier reports from Jasper County, Iowa
- Duration 5:06
- Date Sep 17, 2012
Bret Baier reports from Jasper County, Iowa
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-- back to Newton Iowa last year we met three Iowans.
From just a few miles from here we learned what's important to them and what it will take to get their votes in November.
Tonight we reconnect and find out what has changed and one is not.
-- -- is married with two kids a working mom do you have everything you have here give your -- right.
-- I I did vote for Obama in the last election we met -- in June 2011.
In search of undecided Iowa voters.
When asked about President Obama then.
-- did not blame him for the country's economic troubles I don't believe that we can't say this is all the president.
I've never been a person who whose attached.
What's happening in the country to one person six weeks later after campaign -- hit Iowa in big numbers and the grand bargain the debt deal in Washington fell apart.
A different tone from shown -- But she still said she was undecided.
I would say that I'm in general I'm disappointed with where -- with our with our country is now more than one year later Shauna says she thinks she's decide.
And still an independent.
I will I think I will forever be an independent but I am leaning.
Leaning towards Romney at this point in time and last time we chatted he said.
There really is deficit and debt and concerns about your kids really -- you were thinking yet still the case gas that's still probably.
The issues that are foremost in my mind and and what's -- -- towards Romney.
The concern about our national.
And are increasing debt and that burden that that would place on my kids that is -- thing that -- most discouraged about.
Four years later national spending habits are.
Inexcusable and unacceptable so I think that needs says to change and that is why I'm looking towards Romney at this point in time.
-- the -- businessman David grange bond there was little doubt in his mind that he would end up supporting the Republican candidate well.
When it feel like yeah.
Just proud to stimulate the green's -- owns an advertising manufacturing company competitive edge.
And when we first met him fifteen months ago he was worried about his company's -- -- -- seen government regulation.
Become more more pervasive and we've had more.
With the things that we never thought we -- to know about lawyers.
Literally a little of everything.
There was so much margin in the world six weeks later in August on eleven before the Iowa straw poll he wasn't sure -- to pick.
I do like symbolizing.
I do like Mitt Romney.
I -- like Herman Cain Mitt Romney does have a tremendous business background.
And I respect him for that.
More than one year later David said he's convinced his instincts about Romney -- rise and that business experience will lead him to the White House.
Leadership is the key.
To this election really is a very strong.
Leader for this country.
Unlike almost everyone else we talked to here in Iowa David sees the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa factoring into the election.
His decision and the decision of other businessmen.
Many of whom look at the world through the prism of stability trade the price of oil and what it all means business and the -- of the US economy.
I think the world is less safe.
-- I see it I see an awful lot that makes me uncomfortable about the future of this country with the economy because I think we're going to be.
Gearing up and I hope for you know stronger military.
You know we're down to earth.
We take the issues very seriously Iowa farmer -- Hauser has had a family farming here for 35 years.
He has one message to members president next year.
Stop from regulating us to death.
Because it's going to hurt us long term.
A message he delivered to us when we met him on his farm in June of 2011.
Those of us in the feed -- industry we have regulated ourselves because.
The last thing we want to do is rule in the land that -- -- that we survive on and six weeks later when we look at today.
The message that we want to send back to Washington is leave me alone today bill is really sick and tired of I was getting as much attention.
We wish that those ads were just go away.
You know we can make our own choices today without.
People bashing each other on on television and we look at the dollars being spent and we just feel.
It's a little out of place probably going to do with those dollars and other places in the country in the world common theme here our thanks to Sean -- David and bill --