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Joining us now four -- more on this final month before the election.
And what has changed since the debate Karl Rove joins us.
Head of American crossroads are former advisor to president George W.
Well good to have you here and and let's start with their first of all that performance.
You and I haven't -- -- chance to talk peers since then.
C governor Romney was simply dominate.
-- just from the opening bell -- the final low whimper he was in charge and who was that guy he was funny he was aggressive he was presidential.
His tone was direct he spent a lot of time explaining clear precise detail.
What it is he wanted to do we shared the values in under -- that it was a performance it was pretty extraordinary as was the president's the president came.
You know while -- brought his a game the president was.
Clearly not in in the zone and it showed.
-- and I.
I have to say that -- at least in my memory I can't think of when and blast a candidate was.
A determined to be in all of those instant polls all of the samples.
I'm Victor by such a margin there was no equivocation no ambiguity whatsoever he dominated.
What will be the impact in the.
Polls as a result of what he did.
Well first of all got a white board -- to our -- points.
It isn't in the debate challenger benefits from the debates and seven of the last nine presidential debate series is.
If you check the polls before and check the polls after the challenger who has has what has picked up ground.
The thirty lose the first debate and you tend to lose the series.
And even if you recover if -- even if -- recovery have recovery in the second and third debates so the fact that this was the first debate in with such a strong performance by.
Governor Romney in such a weak performance by.
President Obama probably means that Romney will at the end of the series.
Have a gain of the -- is the impact is generally two to three points which may not sound like much but when your and is close races this one is and it is close.
Don't you know the Gallup daily -- as you said may -- five point but take a look there have been 91 polls in the last thirty days 91 national polls I'm not talking state polls.
National polls and the margin has been just over two point so if Mitt Romney moves up two points.
And President Obama moves down two points we got a different contest here with somebody else and.
Front end of every look at the battleground swing states.
Looking at Rasmussen Romney ahead in Virginia 49 to 48 -- -- up two points there.
And I'll I'll Romney only a point behind the president where there had been a significantly vision of where the president.
This is having some it is this is having some influence early.
Is it likely to be more -- about profound as days go off.
Well as it -- in all likelihood this is gonna take you know gonna build itself in for three or four more days here's who we might to lengthen.
And and then we'll have the vice presidential debate which is you know I suspect Ryan is gonna take care -- Biden and in good form but it's not gonna have much impact on the on the polls and then and then the polls will -- be influenced by the but the debate the week following and I say something that'll hide you you've you've put in an interesting brought up an interesting subject there.
Pres Obama's campaign has been saying for weeks -- house comfortably put away it's ten points -- so.
American crossroads which incidentally I don't hand I'm merely a supporter -- -- help raise money Ford.
But American crossroads polling before the debate showed that this state was a two point margin for Obama before the debate.
If this state is comfortably put away.
Then why is next week the Obama campaign nearly increasing its buy in Ohio by 50%.
You don't add a lot of money a lot of you know millions plus onto a state do you think you've comfortably put away but that's exactly what's happening in Ohio next week.
President Obama's campaign is adding.
Pretty significantly to their TV there.
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