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-- bring in the Ohio Republican governor now John -- is out of Columbus today sir good morning to you and thank you for coming back to America's Newsroom we're trying to figure out.
What all these data points and what the evidence shows and perhaps but it doesn't show as we go throughout this state here -- you said something yesterday on meet the press and NBC.
Odd that caught my -- and I just -- know if you stand by today and if you back it up today.
You say Romney will win Ohio and it's eighteen electoral votes and he'll do it by -- greater margin than many people expect.
Why do you believe that governor.
Well first of all bill I just like to say you know when you sit here and think about these these storms.
You know we -- keep everybody who's not directly in the path to get civil prayer because -- maybe a big prayer.
Because being hit by all this water in the flooding in I mean what -- what a disaster -- so.
We're gonna keep them in mind in terms of the numbers -- hear the word I'm looking minute internal polling numbers bill it's not something I pulled out of the year.
And the internal numbers as of late last week look very good now.
You know we're we're what you know a week 88 days away and things can change that.
As of -- you know the end of last week it looked very very good for Mitt Romney.
Particularly a month and I when I say that because of that what it looks like among independent voters out here and Ohio.
Okay are the independent voters in this Columbus Dispatch poll from the weekend -- -- Romney up eighteen over President Obama.
I'm looking at just barely able to go ahead this morning -- it went -- we -- the thing that that we here's the thing that that people have to realize.
Whenever they do polls and I'm not a polling expert I don't even look at them but I you know I hear about these things.
What when they do polling they they determine who's gonna vote what's the turn -- going to be.
And they don't do it based on a crystal ball to what's going to happen they do it on history.
So these polls -- reflection of of the past.
And you know what evidence indicates that that the turnout for Barack Obama.
He's not going to be as high as it was when he ran the last time and so if you adjust those polling numbers a little bit you get different results.
The -- the numbers that I have -- been told about that I don't sit -- and study these things.
Are based on a more realistic projection of who's gonna show up and vote so that's what it's about and if you think you know according to club the suspect that it I really they're pulling his -- -- I didn't look at the numbers there either but when you say that independents are trending the way they are that's the that's a really really big.
-- Hunt and understood the the other side he -- picked up on his how many people were coming out to rallies.
Now you've been out there with governor Romney and Paul Ryan especially -- -- on the western part of the state near the Indiana border.
And the central part of the state that surrounds Franklin County where you are and Columbus, Ohio.
Can you say whether or not the crowds in 2012.
Match McCain of 2008.
Today compared to bush in 2004.
Are they less than both of those years or greater are about the same.
Pet -- gave me so many choices here I don't remember.
What they all -- I I don't I don't really know bill what I do know is that there is say you know there's a high degree of enthusiasm and intensity among Republicans.
I was up and defiance last week with governor Romney and don't forget I was also there with meatloaf.
And you know was it it was a huge crowd and -- very enthusiastic crowd.
Because I didn't sit in the wings I get out there I get out amongst them get up in the stands and -- people were really really excited the other thing that I've been finding this year.
Lot of kids lot of young people and a lot of kids have been showing -- I mean.
That has -- maybe you know we're we're starting to see.
Younger parents come to these rallies it's been interesting it's one thing that is stood out that it there's always an enthusiast let me get -- minutes.
-- one more point here.
Let me get your one more point before I let you go and I need a quick answer Democrats will argue that they'll win the state of Ohio because of the auto bailout.
You argue otherwise.
-- well I'm I'm not an argument with anybody I'm just saying that -- up -- 1121000.
Jobs and 400 of those jobs are related to autos and we're thrilled about that.
But 400 doesn't make a 112.
Fact I was just told yesterday that our.
Largest area of growth was health care in the last quarter you know financial services are up their -- or IT.
We're glad we have a strong auto industry but 400 doesn't add up to -- 1121000.
Understood governor thank you for your time.
Two -- only stimulate an out.
Nice meatloaf reference with CS and governor John.
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