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Governor Romney increasing his lead over the president in recent polls to three percent according to latest Gallup poll.
Joining us now is Ed Rollins leading Republican strategist Fox News political analyst.
It's it's impressive to see these numbers change for governor Romney do they mean much at this point -- they do what they mean is that he survived very knocked down primary and he basically yeah has the support of over 90% of the Republicans which is good place to start.
Any drawing and -- more majority of independent voters now long ways to go.
And obviously it's gonna come down the United States but he's very well positioned to take on the president and more important -- numbers are terrible.
When incumbent president's at 44%.
His number indicates really is support traditionally come it gets pretty -- looks and how much of that leave their Romney's established among independents and that three points overall and -- -- Rasmussen even more.
Who is attributable to the midnight endorsement.
By senator Rick Santorum lost art not a lot -- up.
What was that -- about you know my sense is Santorum.
Became the conservative alternative in this race.
Still has some bruised feelings and I think.
You know it's hard it's hard to stop a campaign and I think that he listens to his supporters -- are saying the last need to do is go -- this guy.
Romney doesn't matter does it you know -- -- not like his supporters aren't gonna be there they're going to be here in the end against Obama and I think it's better not to piloted it.
If it doesn't it seem term.
Petty and small that it's a pity game -- you know and I think to a certain extent you know we needed to do it.
If I was running his campaign which obviously I'm not out of Panama out there and it would it was celebrated the victory and -- a good gracious winner which is always important.
And and the fact is a Santorum.
-- always appeared to.
Is a nice follow what I mean I -- I certainly did not see this side of them I I think it's or -- I think it's regrettable.
The president speaking of regrettable.
He had has been so negative on this country for so long he ran on hope and change that hopeful rhetoric.
Then he turned into.
You some negative over the course of his governance.
He's discovered in this campaign staff from last few days bright strong positive language to talk about -- or citizens are and the country -- to a certain extent.
The night and day in and there's no no pride authorship here a lot of that the that despite the need to spend point five million dollars on -- -- states is very similar to not as well done is that.
-- the Reagan 84 morning morning in America.
What I think they have discovered is the more negative he is it brings negativity on himself.
And you what he'll do is he'll have his team laden blow up Romney who -- they can't -- he'll be talking good things are gonna happen when you just reelect me.
It -- you said.
While he's suddenly found this bright sparkle in his -- good to talk about review your reelection.
David Axelrod -- contract killer is on the right -- I mean -- it we've got all sorts of nasty language out there politically it'll continue unfortunate but I think what you're gonna see is the president.
President trying to take a higher road if it works and -- got a long ways to go.
And they -- -- -- -- whatever these guys say you know all the bravado.
Guys to Chicago very very worried about this because they're economic form is did not work nothing more they can do is no more trillions of dollars to thrown us economy.
-- struggling economy and people are basically making up their mind that four more years of this -- not going to be -- beneficial.
Polls are looking good Romney's doing well as you say having come out of that -- bruising.
George Soros is throwing money at what is it called David brock's American bridge.
-- Because they want to spend money on organizing they want to really get out the vote.
Are the Republicans mounting either -- -- equivalent or superior.
Challenge for the -- they will think they were later starting because obviously we had a prime.
-- but there's going to be very significant efforts Karl Rove.
The fox analyst here -- the president Bush's great political advisors.
-- massive effort together.
And -- and any Smart you'll have Smart people I think the key thing here I think though is.
We don't know what this vehicle selection on the assumption is that it is today it may very well be the American public and -- mind the Democrats is -- American public is not.
Is it makes up their online and they may not think that matter how fancy ads are.
This president just doesn't -- -- if that's the judgment as a wasn't Jimmy Carter I 1980.
It'll it'll be over.
Pretty quick while I agree with you the American people are much brighter than we're given credit for being.
And we seem to always -- the answer right but it's always fascinate me to see how much help both political parties wanna -- all of us look.
Voters thanks so my general answer is always.