Race for the swing states: Nevada
Polls: President Obama leads Mitt Romney
- Duration 4:26
- Date Oct 19, 2012
Polls: President Obama leads Mitt Romney
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Well right now the battle for the swing states becomes ever in -- in now that were eighteen days away from the election and we have some brand new numbers on the economy today.
We received this state unemployment -- to get the nationals early in the month and -- each state turns in errors.
A couple weeks later.
And it's important to notes that 2018 states have higher -- employment rates in the national average including many swing states.
Nevada is one of out and check out an employment rate in the stadium in Nevada.
Eleven point 8% still in fact for the last 31 consecutive months.
It has had the highest unemployment rates.
In -- century.
A few things -- want to show you what it has the economy and about a gas prices higher than the national average when you look at foreclosures as well in the top five.
The country so the economy certainly front and center in Nevada the president spending a little time every member heated debate -- In Nevada for the debate at a Colorado.
But check the poll numbers even though the economy looks the way doesn't about it -- conceded the president is ahead -- Mitt Romney according to the real clear politics average.
By about three points we need to talk more about what's happening inside the state Elizabeth crime is that publisher and editor of the bad news here -- she co -- is.
The daily political talk show -- the agenda on -- ads and movie.
TV in Las Vegas so Elizabeth what other issues are affecting voters in Nevada -- it's not just the economy.
Ten and that's a great question.
If you look at the political mailers that had been hitting mailboxes care -- the state.
Over the past couple weeks it's women's -- is also some immigration issues there that the hat tip of course -- the Hispanics.
And then just started going after the Republicans -- Ronnie.
-- in particular I'm I'm I'm the same thing we've heard from the Democrats which is.
That they're out of touch.
Kind of this class warfare.
Approach talking about the -- middle class.
In and I think that does.
Sell pretty well here in Nevada -- those Democrats and still how effective.
Are the ground games by either campaign.
That's a great question the Democrats has done a great job here over the past couple months.
Voter registration and fat last time I I -- spoke with you guys and -- statewide advantage for the Democrats was about 70000.
That's at 1090000.
I democratic advantage in Nevada that's going to be difficult.
For the GO -- -- -- even if they do a great job of of turn out.
On Election Day so in terms of voter registration.
Advantage to the Democrats.
Of course it all comes down to turnout on Election Day -- dads and reminded of that day after day early voting starts noon tomorrow in about a dozen it.
As it sure does we'll have two weeks -- early voting.
Both both -- to be doing everything they can't of course to turn out voters right here in Clark County where that southern Nevada where about 70% of the electorate.
Lives so will be really -- sit on election night to watch those early vote returns come back.
If the Democrats can turn out those numbers in Clark -- that they've registered.
I think it's looking pretty good here for President Obama and some of the down ticket Democrats -- -- -- IAC Simba and very important reporting.
I that you've done about unemployment in the state and although we showed that higher number.
What -- things that you point out is that it has come down even -- -- -- that it continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the country.
The trend is better.
Are people feeling better about the economy is that a plot -- a plus for the president despite some of the numbers and statistics that we just showed our viewers.
Look that they improvement has -- and slow.
It's been gradual but you've got a Republican governor here in Nevada governor stand -- -- who each time.
A jobs report comes out in the numbers are just a teeny bit -- talks about how he's encouraged.
About how the state is moving in the right direction and that may be a positive an optimistic message from the governor for his constituents.
That's not necessarily helpful to the Republicans in their masses.
That that President Obama hasn't done anything to help the economy so these little teeny takes and the fact that today we dropped from twelve point one.
Ten under twelve well.
In the high -- now.
May have a psychological high impact this while on batters -- a very interesting point you make and I know it's going to be a very busy two weeks and we appreciate you making anti diversity Elizabeth and look for to have you back.