Battle for Swing States: Nevada
Insight into key battleground state
- Duration 3:32
- Date Oct 2, 2012
Insight into key battleground state
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-- -- election headquarters and with just more than a month until the big day.
We're taking a closer look at the key battleground states that could actually decide the race for the White House and today Nevada voters in the silver state.
Have picked the winner.
In all of the last eight presidential election so we certainly want to look at Nevada.
All of the yellow states of the battleground swing states let's take a look at the economy which has been devastated.
Twelve point 1% unemployment that is the highest in the nation for the last thirty consecutive months the average price of a gallon of gas.
Doubled since the president took office.
Look at this foreclosure rate one in 402.
That's the fifth highest in the nation.
And the president is visited six times.
Mitt Romney four times population almost three million electoral votes six out of 270.
The -- Republican.
Governor Brian sent a ball and the major industry is tourism and entertainment.
I thought we have the latest poll average purity is up on the screen.
This is an average by real clear politics of a bunch of polls the president almost at 50% governor Mitt Romney at 44 point 5%.
Elizabeth -- joins us the publisher and editor for the Nevada news bureau and -- co anchor of the agenda it's a daily.
Political talk show thanks for being with us -- it would seem as though the housing crisis in -- -- state.
Not to mention the incredibly high unemployment rate would actually favor the challenger.
Mitt Romney true.
Well you would think selling conventional wisdom would certainly.
I'd say seven if you look at the polls that he -- that summer really but even as recently as September most of them do -- president Obama's way.
And so I think there's a question and -- that.
As to whether voters believe that.
Mitt Romney's got at a batter plan.
For fixing what else Nevada and then -- simply staying the course the President Obama.
As I understand -- the demographics.
Favor the president.
Is he counting on Hispanic votes to carry him through.
Absolutely that's a big part of that picture here -- Hispanics now make up about 27% of the population.
I ended that we've really seen those numbers grow over the past ten years according to -- and says.
I had -- out with Hispanics expected to be anywhere from fifteen to 17%.
And if that if the Democrats can't turn out Hispanics.
-- in those higher numbers and and Hispanics in Nevada by most polls estimation are leaning towards that president -- about 70%.
That'll definitely be key to -- we.
Hair and there's a sizable Mormon population and that you know the betting money is that governor Mitt Romney is sort of counting on Japanese and he also counting on a a Republican Party -- is really been energized from the campaigning he did their during the primaries.
You'd think so but one of the keys -- -- going on right here is the voter registration.
Drive so it's not just about.
You know enthusiasm.
-- people sit on their house isn't about who's registering voters and who's going to turn them out that Democrats are just laying waste to the Republicans right now.
Democrats are up by six percentage points.
Now in statewide voter registration and so the Infiniti at some of the Republicans however shot it maybe doesn't seem to be translating.
Ideas registration and -- -- -- has been carpet bomb would add to guess what it's gonna continue.
Elizabeth -- thanks very much for being with us.
Thanks for having them.