Will second debate move the needle in 2012 race?
Weighing impact of town hall performance
- Duration 4:17
- Date Oct 17, 2012
Weighing impact of town hall performance
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The big question today did all the fireworks last night moved the needle with that some of the most crucial.
Voters those that are undecided.
At this time joining us now -- anchor FOX News Sunday -- Well I think didn't move the needle in this sense that hey it really was quite astonishing.
What happened after the first debate it really turn this already surrounded and and Obama was hemorrhaging.
In the national polls it was hemorrhaging and a lot of the keys to as swing state -- I think that the president's performance last night probably won't stop the bleeding that they will energize his base of felt that.
He showed up -- to you know with ended up missing in the first debate and -- her and so we'll certainly encourage his base.
And and you know the polls indicate it was a tire may be Obama won on -- you know slightly.
But the main point is that it stops the bleeding and that's very important is that he had another debate performance like he didn't Denver he was -- real danger of losing this election.
So he did and he did -- different this time around so let's talk about timing Chris as you bring up for five days away from the next debate were less than three weeks away.
From Election Day speak US about timing and this debate this conversation.
Because you know -- people are gonna process this and then we're going to be right into the next.
And final debate on on foreign policy.
I would think by the end about wicked people are gonna kind of made up their mind and then -- become just a question of ground game.
Who can get more of their supporters -- and in a race that looks like it's this razor thin clothes.
Round game is going to be the decisive factor.
You know it looks like the polls nationally and in swing states are going to be within the margin of error so it just a question of turnout he can you get more of your supporters to the polls on the other guy.
Can get -- his supporters.
You know it's interesting you mention that president in the next hour we're going to be talking to a New Hampshire journalists who said that one of the things that he's watching.
-- that the Democrats in the ground.
In New Hampshire are really turning to social issues more than the economy right now to rally people to get them inspired to hit the polls.
It just curious -- -- what we saw last night because so many topics recovered including ones that had to do is social issues as well.
What do you think is going to rise to the service over the next couple days you prepare for FOX News Sunday what do you think is going to be the topic.
That dad gets the most attention.
Well I think that given the fact that the plot last poll is on farm policy -- -- gonna talked primarily about foreign policy.
And it's a big issue there and that of course is the president's statement some will say -- statement.
About Libya and and what he said the day after the Rose Garden I just happen out here because I -- we'd end up talking about does this is the trans -- Of the statement that that the president made the day after the attack that killed the four Americans in Libya.
The president said last night that he called it an act of terror in fact he discusses the attack here in paragraph two.
That Eagles were eight paragraphs immediately thereafter -- starts talking about the video and saying that we in the United States do not denigrate any religion.
He goes for eight paragraph starts talking about.
9/11 the fact that this was the anniversary of 9/11 in the morning that went on it is eight paragraphs later when he talks about no acts of terror.
I don't think anybody reading or listening to what he said that day in September 12 thought that he was specifically calling the attack.
And Ben Ghazi a terrorist attack and I must say nobody and it's the reporting -- but did that day said that he had said that so I I do think he.
What he in fact sad.
On on September 12 and I suspect that's going to be a big subject for the next few days -- -- -- over that.
And also obviously it's going to be a subject that will be.
Gone over I think in great detail I would hope so.
It in -- in the final foreign policy debate next Monday.
Was sending -- -- going to be talking a lot about today it's interesting to see the moderator.
Weigh in on that topic as well last night Chris so lots of -- gets you we appreciate you joining us and look forward to seeing on Sunday is always.
You forget is going to be anchoring FOX News Sunday check your local listing for the time don't certainly want to miss that -- -- the election.