Intensity of election heats up on last day of race
Where do campaigns stand?
- Duration 4:37
- Date Nov 5, 2012
Where do campaigns stand?
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New numbers to share with you in the race for the white house of the candidates make their final appeals to voters in those critical swing states.
The president getting ready to address supporters in Wisconsin just minutes from now while governor Romney gears up for a rally in Virginia.
All this is the real clear politics average of polls shows President Obama and governor Romney essentially tied.
Just four tenths of a percentage point separating these two men.
It's a race so tight it could all come down to a few battleground states and both candidates are keenly aware of that.
-- -- goes on because America always does best when everybody gets a fair shot.
And everybody's doing their partnership and everybody play it by the same rules that's what we believe that's why -- like that.
That's why I'm running for effective tomorrow.
We begin a new tomorrow.
Tomorrow we began -- better tomorrow.
This nation is gonna begin to change for the better tomorrow.
Your -- is making a difference that people of the world are watching.
The people of America are watching we -- -- -- and a better tomorrow tomorrow.
And with the help other people in Florida and that's exactly what's gonna happen.
Ed Rollins the former national campaign director for Reagan bush 84 he's also a Fox News contributor so the polls open in less than 24 hours across the country.
Is this cake already -- on option at this is who turns out tomorrow's is what matters both sides know exactly what they have to do to -- -- the game plan.
Obviously Romney has come from way back to make this a very very competitive race and I think is an excellent chance when he -- you do again.
Walk well I think he has more intense voters he is basically solidified his base.
It started out as an anti Obama base.
And it became very much a pro Romney -- -- my -- -- that's very important place to be we should mention you you manage -- Michelle Bachmann campaign she was competing against him there was not a lot of Republican enthusiasm might contain not a lot but.
Republican enthusiasm for Romney was -- in the beginning you think he has he has solidified I think he solidified I think he's a great last month I think the the born again Christian element of the Republican Party which is very very important.
Is really intensified.
Catholic voters -- intense this point in time they feel that the religious freedom issues are very very important whoever wins the Catholic vote -- majority.
Has historically won the presidency so I think we have some.
Real intense supporters out there senior senior voters are extraordinary voters and they turned out in record numbers in 2010.
My sense is that do that again OK so you see Republicans are for Romney -- about independent.
Well I think I think independents are basically in the latest polls show that they're splitting towards him.
And I think that clearly is what -- it makes a difference equally as important it was going to be more Republican voters in the war in 2008 that was a record number of Democrats.
I think they're gonna have a hard time getting that same kind of vote intensity out again.
So that the democratic polling models that essentially take the 2008 election and and -- -- the new standard you think that that.
-- inflated with democratic -- -- didn't last very long didn't last -- 2010.
Quickly quickly evaporated.
And and you go back to the last decade.
You know we put Republicans have increased their intensity and and I think our coalitions are very strong and very very support.
The Romney campaign is pushing into Pennsylvania and Minnesota at this late stage running ads.
That kind of thing.
Are those states winnable for them.
If if we end up with a landslide they certainly are and and you know I don't think anybody does points gonna predict a landslide but they certainly one's -- they have the resources.
There's no no reason they shouldn't have gone there.
I don't think that's the coalition gets in there I think the coalition against him there long we've talked about in the show over and over again they've got to win Florida they don't want Ohio that -- -- Virginia.
And when North Carolina got when something else whether it be Colorado.
Island New Hampshire winner.
So these candidates are both making appearances today and I I know they're even talking about at least on the Republican side Mitt Romney's talking about making appearances tomorrow can that be effective.
Again less than 24 hours you know what it does is it is it creates immediate the -- and it basically get your supporters in tents which you don't wanna do -- you don't wanna take away from the very important get out the vote efforts.
And sometimes -- rallies and what have you.
Takes volunteers takes people who do that so my sense I'm gonna go -- to do something like that and make it they get a quick in quick out and get back to Boston.
Start preparing for your victory so your prediction is a Romney victory I think -- who's -- -- the country's interest Ed Rollins Rollins thanks.