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President Obama opening a lead against is likely challenger that will be Mitt Romney we showed you a Washington Post poll earlier.
Now the -- -- Rasmussen tracking poll shows President Obama with a seven point lead joining us now is Scott Rasmussen.
-- seven point lead to President Obama -- vs the candidacy of -- Mitt Romney is this because the economy is showing some positive signals.
There's lots of reasons obviously the trends are moving in president Obama's direction consumer confidence this morning.
Is that the highest level in more than a year and by the way it's getting near the highest level of the past four years.
-- plurality of investors now think the economy is getting better so these things all working to help the president.
Jobs creation has been a big concern point 2% of workers now tell us their firms are hiring 21%.
Say they're laying people off.
That's the first net positive we've seen in more than three years.
Now I've also looked at another of your polls I think this is taken late last week.
In which 26%.
Of those those polled strongly approve President Obama boss -- -- not -- percent strongly disapprove.
That's a pretty big gap.
That's a big gap but as of this morning and in this is the first full update since the jobs report came out.
The numbers have improved a bit more for the president point 7% strongly approve 37%.
That's his best approval index rating since last June ninth.
Up as you know -- the absolute numbers tell you one part of the story but the trends tell another if we continue to get good economic news.
The president is very likely to be reelected and the concern in the White House pretty simple to.
When there's bad economic news confidence falls immediately and then it takes four or five or six months of good news to get back to even.
-- -- as a political professional want to bring you into a debate this raging this morning Obama and attack and it.
Put out by a Republican candidates in the state of Michigan against the Debbie Stabenow I'm sure you know this -- On -- -- -- now from viewers and I want your reaction to it -- just a second rolling out place.
Anti Michigan senator Debbie -- now -- spends so much imagine many people are more and my term not.
-- economy -- very weak.
I get very kids who TJ just being key to if you spend it now.
I think this race for US senate is between Debbie spend it now compete spend it I'm -- spend it not -- -- And I approve this message there -- some told this morning that is ethnically insensitive.
But -- one old and did not take part in that -- argument.
That's -- a direct attack ad attacking.
China actually and the outsourcing to China do you think it's effective.
No it's not a commercial I -- run that the theme of Debbie spend it now -- -- spend it not.
It's pretty decent thing I mean it's a little hokey but but it's something that you that would do well because voters already believe that increasing government spending is bad for the economy.
All of the other factors brought in -- whether it's racist whether it's directly attacking China.
Whether it's you know doing some other messaging that's an appropriate.
Distracts from the main message.
And I think that's where the -- campaign has made a mistake time Scott Rasmussen thanks so much for joining us -- -- -- appreciate it thank you.
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