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Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen Reports is live from New Jersey and -- we got to start with removed all.
So governor -- is essentially even for President Obama and the 2012 elections that's kind of hard to believe.
Well actually this is more about President Obama than it does about Chris Christie no matter what one of the leading Republican contenders we put up -- the president gets in the low to mid 40% range.
And -- -- suggests that there's just a lot of people but will vote for anybody but Obama and at the same time the president retains a pretty solid base within his own party.
Now let's talk about a candidate who -- -- actually declared candidate and and actually soaring I think in the polls where you have Herman -- that right now.
Herman Cain is just five points behind President Obama and it's really interesting in that match up 27%.
Through either undecided voters say -- like a third choice not quite sure what to think about Herman Cain.
A lot of Republican voters are unhappy with President Obama and the Republican establishment that -- looking for somebody other than.
Mitt Romney and -- Herman -- right now is some of their take a look at.
Scott do you poll for enthusiasm in other words again -- this.
It just feels like even though we know that the primary process is supposed to -- out and eventually -- find the best candidate feels like.
The -- chairman that you just mentioned within a Republican ranks.
Could spell some -- for them and with respect to the enthusiasm factor.
What are you talk about the general election Barack Obama will provide all the enthusiasm the Republicans need.
Just like George Bush provided for the Democrats in 2008 so that won't be the issue.
I think the challenge is going to be finding the candidate who can articulate a good.
-- -- different perspective of the world in both the bush administration and the Obama administration it's something else that.
We're starting to see right now.
It's ludicrous the candidates like Chris Christie -- Sarah -- have to make a decision thirteen months before an election.
To be considered eligible that process shouldn't take place until March or April of next year.
The skies -- -- that's actually what I was gonna ask you because when we start taking these numbers seriously since we're so far out in that.
You know we -- Bill Clinton come up that in know where it in the past presidential elects have come out of nowhere or basically risen from the dead.
So wind isn't really start to give his pivotal for them.
Right around the beginning of the primary season last time around.
John McCain took the lead for the very first time on December 31 2007.
Barack Obama took the lead for the first time after winning the Iowa caucus at that point to feel will be without a little bit and in terms of the general election numbers.
They don't become significant until there is a clear Republican challenger established.
And again I you know one of the problems we have right now is the process is -- so far ahead of the game.
That it's distorting the choices.
Barack Obama and John McCain four years ago ran campaigns based on Iraq.
And then the fall they had to deal and economic meltdown they weren't the right candidates for the right time -- before we.
Let you go.
Does occupy Wall Street things seem to be growing.
Have you done any polls to take the pulse of Americans with respect to how they feel about capitalism -- -- -- about Wall Street these days.
Well 53% believe capitalism is better than socialism but what we're talking.
-- free market competition it's an eight to one -- margin in favor of free markets.
The difference is people right now believe that capitalism means you keep the money when times are good and -- get bailed out by taxpayers when times are bad.
Seven out of ten Americans believe -- government and big business work together against the rest all right Scott Rasmussen Rasmussen Reports thank you very.
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