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Now let's go to Scott Rasmussen from Rasmussen Reports he's here Scott your first full you've actually got her McCain he's still gaining ground right.
Yeah he's having an amazing -- -- the He now has the chance to audition for the role of I'm not Mitt Romney.
And us several tried before and -- flat we'll see what happens.
Herman Cain is doing very well tied when Romney point 9% nobody else is even close.
It's clear that voters are looking for another option of a finalist to compete -- Romney.
Our Rick Perry was a cop -- a while ago he's now down to single digits.
And by the way we're gonna release some new numbers at noon eastern today -- McCain vs President Obama.
Very interesting results can we get a hands.
Well the Herman -- folks -- like the more than the White House formally.
So can we say now at this point in the Herman -- is and not the flavor of the moment.
We can say that right now He has a chance to become something beyond the flavor of the moment.
You know what near the front runner gonna come under a lot of attacks -- his plan is 999 point will be vetted evaluated more carefully.
If He stays on top for a few more debates are near the top -- you'll be it was so he's not the flavor of the month.
It just doesn't like cuts when He twelve gonna sit -- as about you know taxes are gonna play a big role I think that's why can't is also well.
And your next fall the majority of Americans actually seem like they favor a flat tax.
Well 53% say they like to see.
Cold that it the treats everybody equally.
Would like to see the tax code used to encourage homeownership and charitable giving in -- government policies.
So on that sense people like the idea they generally think of somebody earns twice as much as they -- that person should pay twice as much in taxes yet the challenge for Herman -- those people do not like the idea of a national sales tax.
Scott and also what's raising -- among senior citizen voters is.
You know the -- Herman came was it rid of the payroll tax which were defund social security and Medicare would effectively get rid of Social Security Medicare.
How does He get around that.
That's where he's gonna face of real challenges on the the the answer is Herman Cain is tapping -- something people first of all like the -- has a plan.
They like to flat tax they like the low rates.
He hasn't really been faced with a lot of these questions and ultimately he's gonna have to have answers or He will go the way of repair.
We're the fact we've not really running a campaign he's running a book tour -- love the guy but he's not campaigning in New Hampshire -- states where it's gonna matter.
Right I I -- his his answer I guess is it's been unconventional.
And unconventional path to get where He is he's hoping it can continue.
But in a caucus in Iowa he's gonna need to have some kind of organization to help him out there he's gonna have to build on that and right now.
It's early we keep talking as if there's rationing going on forever.
Most voters still haven't tuned in but sooner or later he's gonna have to get people working to.
Address the policy issues that were just raised and also to address the caucus and primary states but Scott also sooner or later isn't gonna have to raise a lot more money I'm shocked -- how little money he's raised so far particularly.
Considering how he's really shot to the front of the pack.
It He shot of the -- up front of the pack near the end the last quarter.
Scott Brown showed us two years ago that you can raise a lot of money.
Very quickly in the Internet there -- Herman Cain.
Can state near the top of the polls if He can answer questions about his plan.
If He can answer questions about other policy areas that shows you belongs in the top here He will raise a lot of money.
Sinking along that same name raising a lot of money president Obama's -- -- so much money so far spent so much money.
Are you shocked that he's got further along with that with respect to the pulse.
-- -- it the incumbent president you can raise a lot of money you can spend it you can do your chores for people have come to know the president they have a fairly firm opinion -- More than 40% of voters consistently strongly disapprove of the way he's doing his job.
The only thing that can really improve the president's prospects.
Will be if people Begin to see an improved economy and improve perceptions of their personal finances.
I keep coming back -- -- single number that should cause the White House concern.
We're just before Lehman Brothers collapse 43% of -- that are finances -- in good shape.
The -- President Obama took office that had fallen to 35%.
Today it's down to 30%.
People are not feeling better off than they did when the president took office.
Scott do you see any deadline for the and the president when it comes through a the American voter sentiment toward President Obama.
Is there's certain tipping point -- certain month that if his disapproval ratings -- -- approval ratings which are low.
If they don't rise higher than He and is really on dangerous ground.
You know there's no magic formula booked right now we're -- territory where President Bill Clinton and president Ronald Reagan would have -- Tough spells and already started to come back their approval was moving up.
So if this president comes back it will be unprecedented.
I think we're looking at something we're from the first half of the year the economy has not improved Barack Obama will be perceived as the underdog.
Well Scott thank you so much and -- and we look forward to this -- this afternoon because you've.
You've whet our appetite just a little bit for that -- you -- thank you all right cool well.
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