Assessing race on the ground in New Hampshire
Where does battle for swing state stand?
- Duration 3:51
- Date Oct 17, 2012
Where does battle for swing state stand?
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-- our next -- also felt that being that he's from New Hampshire and answer we're gonna talk about.
Next in just twenty days laughter -- taking a close look at the battleground state that could hold the key in the White House and today.
The focus New Hampshire voters in the granite state picking the winner and seven.
-- last eight election so very important state indeed a quick look at the unemployment rate.
In New Hampshire -- -- like to take a look here to see where it adds up with the -- national average.
Below that is you can see.
That historically for the state that might be -- different stories at five point 7%.
You take a look at the history of visits there Mitt Romney of course -- his summer home on the lake there in that New Hampshire.
He's been there -- ten times -- the president there three times although the president is -- -- New Hampshire.
-- this week as well.
-- let's get a little bit -- the statistics on the state you probably noticed by now New Hampshire has four electoral votes and made the mistake last time saying only four but those four really matter and we're gonna explain why in just a moment.
And here's the poll to be take a look at this Suffolk University news poll.
It shows right now I tie a virtual tie there for the candidates in the race for the White House bring in now -- Klein -- the editorial page editor for the union.
And we last talked in September but no earthquake that injured -- you feel that earthquake.
I did so wasn't just the politics of the situation -- was natural earthquake happening what do you think the debate last night how much of a factor do you think it will be for New Hampshire voters.
I don't think would be terribly big factor.
In that looked like it was a draw and neither candidate really the -- any sort of knock out blow.
So New Hampshire being a state where it's now tied in the polls between Romney and Obama.
-- I don't think that debate really changed a lot.
-- over and -- -- going into the next.
You didn't feel does it feel what on the ground because the polls only tell us so much from the outside looking and they did it feel as as close as the numbers are reflecting right now.
It it does New Hampshire has small state but it's got pockets.
Of Republican voters and pockets of Democrat voters.
And then towns where you know it's sort of mixed.
And that it does does feel pretty close.
People in the Republican town's pretty excited people in the Democrat towns are pretty excited.
-- you'll notice if you look at where the candidates are coming when they come to visit.
That often go to places where they have supporters and go to sort of they're based communities so.
You know everybody -- talked on the you know sort of campaign watchers.
Says there are coming to turn out to turn out voters except did you think hey you know so Obama's coming -- Manchester is a big democratic city tomorrow.
Romney is having Rand Paul come to a college town tomorrow so there.
There is some effort on Romney's part to get to sort of reach out to undecideds.
And the agency is going to be interesting to see if he's able to do that effectively through some of the -- his messenger I -- accident something that.
-- that you mention that Democrats right now we keep on hearing of course from everybody the economy's the issue.
But that Democrats seem to have a little bit different strategy -- -- over the last couple weeks talking specifically predominately about social issues.
Tell us about that and whether or not think that strategy is -- one on the ground in New Hampshire.
Can be effective on the margins in New Hampshire where a lot of even Republican voters are socially liberal but -- -- the finish democratic candidates and the packs for Democrats.
That are you know in doing ads on the have a Kenneth.
They are going and really heavy on social issues abortion and Planned Parenthood birth control they're bringing up every single chance they get -- a few years ago.
They try to run as far as they could from these issues but they clearly see them as winners right now and they don't want to talk about the economy it's both.
Yes they can't figure they're talking about and using his see how things can change so quickly in a race and that a couple of years her -- a couple weeks territories they've had in the program we look for to have you back.