How did the debate impact Romney's poll numbers?
Our Campaign Insiders weigh in
- Duration 7:11
- Date Oct 8, 2012
Our Campaign Insiders weigh in
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Are the first presidential debate in the latest jobs report having a major impact on the race for the White House.
-- the latest Rasmussen poll governor.
Mitt Romney now leads President Obama with two percentage points now that's a big -- for the governor following Wednesday night's debate.
Also the latest Gallup poll giving President Obama a slight lead over governor Romney.
Let's bring in our campaign insiders talked about this.
Every that is absolutely a former Republican congressman forty your packet -- Fox News contributor.
Former pollster for president Jimmy Carter don't show on.
-- Doug EU is the Rasmussen poll a little bit more accurate because it strictly.
Absolutely I think Gallup -- seven days.
If memory serves me Scott Rasmussen.
Hold I think three days moving average so it's all post debate.
He shows four points of movement in his national polling which puts Obama from a narrow lead to -- Narrow deficit effectively though Greg.
This race is deadlocked -- it when we get to that swing states will see that.
You know pat.
People are calling -- a -- for Romney -- thing about bounces it doesn't last wilderness sort of this may be the most significant debate.
In terms of the impact of the Reagan's debate against Carter.
In affecting the race no debates usually don't move numbers of -- is actually getting real movement out of one debate.
But what it to what's happened is it.
Romney's favorable rating.
Has skyrocketed and we saw on the among uncommitted voters in the CBS poll right after the debate.
From third memorably talked about the slower -- 30% of the people saying he cared about people like them doubled almost a fifty -- He managed to do what we suggested and by the -- that's important to change in the structures were raised and that's nominated in real close right.
Not just in numbers but in -- -- on.
You know congressman in all of these attack ads for the course the last six months.
-- a hundred million dollars -- been spent by the Obama campaign demonizing Mitt Romney.
I think the public expectation who didn't know who years.
Was expecting to sort of craze -- -- crap with horns in his head who kills people I mean that those were the acts and suddenly on Wednesday night.
They see a guy who's he's pretty reasonable.
You know I think he did the best job.
Any candidate could possibly done by I can't find fault with anything Romney did that night Michael Reagan said he was better and his dad back in 1980 boy here it where's the fact what it has done along with what pat and Doug -- about the structure of the race in his in his.
Altered the -- differential but we've talked about cents a conventions.
Republicans have been.
Down on the mouth Democrats enthused in one hour and a half.
Democrats have lost their passion their all mad at Obama ran and Republicans are unified again the crowds show what he's raised twelve million bucks in three days should -- elect has since the debate I want to go through the Rasmussen polls is -- swing states in PG if we been talking about this a lot for the last 67 weeks.
Take a look at this right.
Romney ahead now in Florida North Carolina.
Ohio and verging on Ohio and and not Ohio aren't sort of -- down my final -- so far behind but yeah.
What I think we're seeing great is that in Florida which you say Republican leaning state if the races high.
That governor Romney has a slight advantage North Carolina he should win as well Ohio was the team because all the swing states including Virginia.
Can go to governor Romney.
But unless he wins Ohio he can't win the election.
And Ohio was now close you know -- he was down Romney's down double digits yet you know high balls some of those polls he was certainly down -- Ohio I don't ever believe he was -- that is -- by the way I wanna say something about -- -- -- news organization which are broke but all that money doing state polls we have not had one in depth poll since debate.
Talking about the effect -- abilities and otherwise I just mentioned that.
But I will say this one of the things that's happened if you close this race out.
Is that it's this disconnect between them and -- should be using it between.
The fact that that you would you said.
Greg to 200 million dollars or more spent making him into an old group.
And the fact the president never made -- those charges rectify -- -- army -- -- -- up their torpedoing.
Obama's advertising saying you know what.
And I wrote about a -- impeached for -- part of -- what what they -- -- yourself.
All right I'll put up be real clear politics electoral map right now because there are some changes here.
Now to 51 to 180 when he got to have 27 the president a bomb in the lead.
He did have can you put up the Electoral College map are.
He did have Ohio that's now in the you know contested column.
Romney loses Missouri both moved to swing states talk to us about these congressman why I think it's what we've been saying is if if if Romney heels himself.
Which he -- a long way in one debate doing.
It'll affect the national picture and then all the states will go in line with that.
And he's done that now but here's the thing we've got thirty days while the Mitt Romney we saw Wednesday night.
We've got to see it again and again and again and his campaign Greg.
Needs to make us see him and we're a little distressed in and analyzed in this race that since Thursday morning -- They're not capitalizing while about their TV ads are not running clips from the debate.
Highlighting the great performance it's not on the you know here's the map right there are -- he's changed a little bit.
But I want to ask you about his performance because a lot of folks are saying that was -- really Barack of -- off his game.
Now if you actually watch Barack Obama without a teleprompter in for example news conferences.
He fumbles stumbles in marbles he he he -- -- filibuster is he goes on and on like a professor and he never.
Here's the question well that's true and he did not draw a clear distinction.
Between his record.
And the positions that governor Romney has taken and John is exactly right -- he did not make the kind of charges he's made.
Successfully about -- this raiding the social safety net.
Cutting Medicare Medicaid Social Security bottom line Ronnie was able to move to the Senator Obama fell apart I think he was even worse.
But you're saying.
He looked like he was not up to the job -- that is consistent with what he does in news conferences.
Yeah and and this is exactly probably the Romney campaign out of that a camera out -- the next day showing him back on the teleprompter would have said back on the teleprompter back on the attack.
But the thing is who don't -- is right.
Boo -- Romney did something else he talked about working together bipartisan which appeals to a lot of voters ethically we Democrats didn't -- -- -- partisan.
You've talked about obamacare which is the big issue for him and he made the pulls -- promised -- middle class it was gonna raise their taxes are odd guys stand by the F first president of the.