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President Obama has rolled the political -- Las Vegas gambling the prestige of his office will help reinvigorate the campaign of senate majority leader Harry Reid.
But there is danger also because Republicans are using the president as a negative for read.
Senior White House correspondent Major Garrett has both sides of the story.
President Obama arrived in sin city and bet some of his political capital on demonizing Republicans we know how the movie -- -- the other party -- in -- -- -- -- -- -- because we're still living with.
The damage from the left side -- you're picking up on a -- he used earlier in Missouri was senate democratic challenger Robin Carnahan.
Obama said he and embattled senate majority leader Harry Reid.
Found America's economy in a ditch.
-- soon were -- push himself.
-- -- Republicans responded with this TV ad running in Las Vegas.
Barack Obama and Harry Reid but don't bailouts handouts and giving us a one point five trillion dollar budget deficit.
Thirteen trillion dollar national -- 14% unemployment in the back when it comes to know that this economy Obama and read all of.
Obama knows times are tough and voters are either rested -- angry especially independents who have moved steadily away from the president and pose the biggest threat to democratic prospects in November.
This week's Fox News opinion dynamics poll showed mr.
Obama's approval rating among independents at 40% that's down fourteen percentage points from a year ago.
The survey also found 55% of independents and they are likely to vote for Republican this fall.
Describe themselves as either disappointed or angry with mr.
One way to win independents back White House officials say -- for the president to portray Republicans such as reed's opponent Sharon angle.
As risky unsettling extremists -- a lot of issues -- -- -- approach this even more extreme than the Republicans we got to Washington.
Angles running slightly ahead of -- that mr.
Obama pounced on her recent description of the twenty billion dollar BP oil -- compensation fund.
As a quote slush fund.
Angle later called that terminology quote in correct I'm sure she -- slush fund in the nicest possible way.
It's unclear whether or not independents will remain -- -- from the Obama White House throughout this election year but if they do that could pose very big problems for this White House and his legislative agenda moving forward.
Chris Major Garrett reporting from the White House -- -- thanks.
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