Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
You always have that aren't up -- 40%.
All voters this new polls say there are there certain they are absolutely certain at this point they're gonna vote for Mitt Romney 42% say they're certain.
They're gonna vote for president Obama's of their 15%.
In a Rasmussen poll that are still on that committed.
Boy Bob Bennett a former Republican senator from -- -- Byron Dorgan former democratic senator from North Dakota with this both.
From DC senator Dorgan.
To you first what seems like a high number at least because we've.
Talk about this race forever you'd say boy everybody must be sure what they're gonna -- -- almost everybody but what do you make of it ahead of Wednesday night's debate.
Well most polls have are you certain and then also -- leading so this doesn't have one of those categories -- You know these this is kind of like a scavenger hunt for good polling news.
It's entertaining but -- that doesn't matter very much what really matters is what -- the polls show.
-- independence feel in Ohio Pennsylvania Florida Wisconsin sought.
So you know it this is a close race I think President Obama is leading in the key swing states.
And that this debate is going to be very -- to Dubai a lot of Americans are so I think both candidates are going into this thinking they really have to do well -- senator Dorgan is right.
Senator -- and that the president has been leading in the polls mean just take NBC Wall Street Journal is an example in those swing states he's up.
Granted within the margin of -- but in some of them but -- -- all nine of what they consider to be swing states we've had this conservative argument over the last week or so that some of the polls.
Are you purposely skewed though Chris Christie said over the weekend he doesn't buy that do you.
You know I don't think they purposely skewed I think there's a possibility that they are because.
The one thing that you never know.
And the pollster is always trying to guess is who's going to vote right and you can doubt you can draw a sample and if you're sample includes people who.
Have an opinion but don't vote by then it ends up and they say well pollster did it -- I don't think.
Anybody's doing anything deliberate but I do think.
Of the one number that would should concern the Obama forces.
Is the fact that it's he is -- Rasmussen is correct.
That far below 50%.
Right because historically.
In the lasts.
Weeks indeed sometimes -- the last few days.
-- -- election the undecideds usually shift against the incumbent simply because the incumbent is the one they know the most about.
And therefore as the incumbent is the one that has the edge and having people make up their minds one way or the other.
I know in my own first race.
I was well behind my opponent who was at 48%.
Right in the last ten days and I said look after all the money he spent if he's only -- 48%.
That means 52% of people want somebody else happened and it turned out -- -- Taiwan.
He got 48 half.
He's 48 in the Rasmussen poll overall it up to and I believe is over fifty in the Gallup tracking poll but what are you gonna say is a follow up to -- -- -- just gonna say I think Mitt Romney's had a pretty rough a few weeks here and I think it's pretty clear.
That the polls are moving.
In the direction of the president in Ohio and Florida Pennsylvania and so on Iowa so.
I -- this is not this race is not over I don't think the president's campaign would believe it's over either.
But I think that this is -- been a pretty tough few weeks where the Romney campaign they've made a fair number of mistakes and at this point you'd have to believe that this president's doing quite well.
India headline then from your wanna be senator Bennett.
That you think we might see on Thursday morning after the Wednesday night today.
Senator -- That he would all sensible given -- senator Dorgan of senator detonated lost for a minute -- pivotal have a I don't think we'll say.
Not not opt for -- Florida.
You know I don't know the foggiest idea but Democrats are -- the headline is Obama wins debate.
You know it's gonna be a really interesting debate and -- there -- it's important for the American people to see both candidates side by side.
I think this president that he's a friend of mine of course but I -- he's got a good story to tell and this country is beginning to -- Some very significant progress and I can say there's no media bias in and putting its independents microphone out of work and -- -- the senator Dorgan and senator Bennett thanks to both if you.
Filter by section