Did first debate shift momentum to Romney?
Post-debate poll puts race at dead heat
- Duration 5:48
- Date Oct 8, 2012
Post-debate poll puts race at dead heat
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Governor Romney -- riding a wave of momentum after his performance last week -- that big debate number one the crowds are getting bigger the campaign events.
About 121000 greeting him in port saint Lucie Florida yesterday that's the East Coast Atlantic side.
About 3000 in the overflow rooms.
The Republican nominee apparently getting a rock star treatment there and sensing that the White House could be within his grasp.
You'll have the chance to hear his his answers or is.
Not answer not answers.
Now course -- later we're hearing is excuses.
And next January we'll be watching him leave the White House for the last time.
Now -- changing dynamics the race a dead heat after debate number one whereas before President Obama.
And the middle column had a five point lead.
Is the campaign now a whole new ball game -- powers Daily Beast columnist Fox News contributor.
Tony saying former press aide to Republican vice presidential nominee Jack can't.
And president of talk radio news service good morning audible to view and wanted to be what do you think Tony knew game what do you thing.
Look at him the proof is in the pudding and I'll say that this is not something.
That was anticipated a week ago you know many people thought governor Romney at best maybe is able to hold his own during these debates we actually thought governor Romney was gonna have to probably.
Face the fact that the media would have given the debate the President Obama regardless -- a completely count -- A narrative from both sides universally -- that he hit that knockout blow on President Obama and a five point spread in one week in Gallup.
-- -- you're gonna have Scott Rasmussen on net in a few minutes he's gonna tell you that the race is now a two point advantage from Romney he's pulled ahead in Virginia pull ahead in Florida.
And it's a close the gap significantly in Ohio.
And he's playing offense at the exact right -- it's all about you -- -- -- got to have a -- October that you -- president you mention those three big states will get -- that about ten -- -- -- -- what do you think about the -- Is it in now -- favor.
Right now it is Seattle but I -- get -- mind that this it could shift again justice quickly.
If in the next debate.
A President Obama does very well so I I don't know that this is something that you should take -- being you know a permanent shift but it's definitely gotten.
Mitt Romney is in -- back in the game in the I think before it it was sort of drifting and the momentum is drifting towards Obama certainly if you look to the battleground states.
And now you're seeing.
There is a battleground poll out today -- -- they're in their neck and napkin so.
I think we're.
A race is on is when I was.
CMO of what -- it was say it was last week he said giving a Sunday morning or Monday because you need three days of rolling average is really to reflect something that is accurate.
But Tony what Gallup is putting out today.
As they did a post debate performance question and they had never in our history before before seen such a job or -- -- one.
One sided victory gone back to like 1990 -- forty years ago.
Absolutely bill this was a game changing moment without a doubt even the focus groups -- that night.
We're we're giving results that that the commentators were saying we've done these focus groups since the beginning of the election.
Never has there been such a confirmed.
Obviously a firm creative support of one candidate as a result of of one performance this is exactly why right now you see the president and his campaign.
Started to grass for straws they're getting to a point where they're getting a little desperate they're -- trying to create this impression that.
Mitt Romney lied his way through the debate I mean as if only one party ever maybe says one thing or another that might not be totally factually true.
And you have ultimately at the end of the day governor Romney now in front of the American people on the -- stages of the president.
Seeming like a very viable alternative something was not -- to -- There to that point you -- -- James Cliburn Romney's performance featured a rather dramatic departure from his public record.
And campaign proposals and he displayed a reckless disregard for.
-- -- American values of truth and honesty.
-- -- cow ski a Democrat from Illinois that Romley simply lying.
Another Democrat from Arizona member of the house -- it outright fabricating the issues.
So here's and is this the the strategy.
Liar liar pants on fire until you can prove the smokes -- -- Yeah out what it was a strategy from the word go basically as soon as that debate now as -- up to east -- -- word go when the debate ended.
Gaffe can yeah I think right out of date you could see right away liberal bloggers -- Clearly had been given this direction and war you know claiming that.
Everything that Romney has had with the -- and then you click on the story -- -- think.
YE like the overwhelming case that he lied about everything that -- times today but.
You know I think they're certainly -- that you -- listen to this section that does that stick.
Or does that is.
Look bad -- this on Friday to get out to -- The other thing is calling someone a liar and politics there actually are -- actually it may seem the only line you're not really that people usually don't -- you can say that they exaggerate his people -- without war which was very fascinating and you would have been questioned that strategy based -- that.
Sure absolutely what I I think.
Look if it immediate gets on board with it and -- and starts needing it in to every story that he's a liar.
Absolutely it would cause.
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The distract from the fact that it was effective Tony thank you do some things.
-- the way out.