New Hampshire voters speak out
What are the key issues in battleground state?
- Duration 6:35
- Date Oct 15, 2012
What are the key issues in battleground state?
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Beautiful downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire as we've already told you -- in Rockingham county.
And to get a sense of what voters in this crucial area are saying the real clear politics average says.
They're virtually split down the middle in the state of New Hampshire President Obama is at 48%.
Mitt Romney is at 47 point three.
One of the benefits of hitting on the road every so often is to be able to look people in the eyes and also listen to what they're concerned about and learn.
What will make them pull the lever for one candidate over the other.
Nicole Clayton and don't you Leon or relatively new moms with a lot to talk about on their afternoon walks in Portsmouth.
Nicole's a registered nurse and has concerns.
I went into nursing home and we see a lot of residents of Medicare and Medicaid so you know state -- policies.
And reimbursement issues.
And trying to and chances that rates -- his name I.
And but I am not necessarily in some sort of -- you can I'm not discipline of obamacare I don't -- -- -- Be happening.
And let us finally -- in -- obviously senate.
-- -- -- -- It's awesome PS.
And are you paying close attention to those who wants to debate yes I did much of the main guy's house that back nine -- anybody laughs yeah.
And in this way you -- I was I decided.
Nicole supports Romney her friend and walking partner dawn.
Says she tries to stay out of political issues but she thinks she's made up her mind to support President Obama yes.
-- Could be swayed in the next -- two days.
But more by -- -- risk of doing.
To advance -- one of these walks yeah.
Wagoner over how to.
-- -- -- -- -- about Batman -- George Carlisle is a retired printing and publishing CEO who now owns a building and real estate business in downtown Portsmouth.
For him the choice is pleased.
It all starts with the people having jobs and not just any job a good jobs and having this election cycle offers people the biggest.
Difference that we've ever face I think of one candidate go way over here.
The other candidate go way over here and I'm shocked that there's anybody -- undecideds -- -- made of your mind oh yes oh yes.
And -- a long time ago yes I'm -- for Mitt Romney and I worked in Massachusetts back when he was of bank capital and I just I've watched his career and I think.
First of all I'm shocked that he wants the job I think the world fortunate to have -- of his but his character and his capabilities that actually wants to be president of the United States.
I withdraw my life New -- is live free or die we are fiercely independent.
We GM he bought people make up their own mind.
And their reasons are sometimes quite disparate sometimes not always -- -- -- but I think it's going to be very very close but I think financial end up going for Romney.
Erica pieces a student at the University of New Hampshire this election you pay attention to I -- watched enemy its head and watching.
Think differently -- my I don't.
I -- you leave them online for about an hour.
And what most attractions that president.
Has a lot of things very much like three with a lot of things to talk about wins and hunters and help your yeah.
And I like -- direction towards you know the next forty years and I think it's been Vinatieri and generals here towards -- -- three year old Brendan DeVine disagrees.
He just graduated from Cornell.
And says the job market is he's number one concern.
-- -- assists of my -- university for recent graduates.
Are not very encouraging and I want to.
-- rather prestigious school and -- those people don't even have.
A point when they get the job market so lots of young people of my demographics are hurting.
But a lot people -- still on the Obama -- wagon was not trying to figure out why.
Brian Urich is unemployed.
And undecided I'm not really thrilled with either candidate.
They don't -- go straight -- it is.
Followers through on commitments based on track record.
It's and probably be a gut feeling when I go into the -- people are not afraid to express their feelings in New Hampshire when it comes to politics.
Sandra Moore and works for the government I'm 44 o'clock I don't think it this week plus it's.
Feel it is.
Most -- Bob Tilton just feels better with Romney.
Leaning very strongly towards Mitt Romney actually -- quite -- forum.
-- just feel that he's going to be more to fix the economy I think it's a mixed bag and I think there's a lot of people aren't sure.
Being Graham -- works at -- gift shop on congress street.
He's sick of all the negativity.
Had some interest -- stacking up -- piles and piles of trash.
But I guess that's going to -- on his -- when I mean it's the reality here.
Yeah it's entirely out of control.
It's incredibly hostile so you -- in one way or another friend that's what's Barack Obama.
Just as I think the health care issue is a good idea.
I don't know if he's doing it as efficiently as it should be done.
Yeah I think health care is you know something that most first world country should probably have -- Zeta owns a kitchen design business.
We'd like puts him.
And one of the problems we really don't know where things -- and we just don't know -- worried about a market that people want going to be working not going to be selling products.
It's very very tough.
Mean your hold back.
Oh yeah a little back you know very much over the last three years -- -- trying to make the decision.
Is this election matter -- pay attention extremely -- -- If things.
Pass you which -- -- your head.
-- like Iran very very much.
I think the only real hope we have right now.