August 29th, 2012
12:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: John King and Romney pollster look at a close race

(CNN) – CNN Chief National Correspondent John King brings Mitt Romney's campaign pollster, Neil Newhouse, to the magic wall to drill down into the numbers.


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  1. Marie MD

    King, really? Why doesn't that surprise me one bit?

    August 29, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    I liked 'magic board' when King first used in 2008. I figured he would have updated it by now to a hands-free model by now.

    August 29, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  3. Rooney

    Obama is one and done. If he would have performed instead of just posing, posturing, and complaing he might have had a 2nd term.

    August 29, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  4. just sayin

    polls aren't accurate because even many democrats won't vote for obama again. they won't tell the pollsters or anybody the truth for fear of being lablled a racist by the leftists controlling the democrat party. they won't have to worry about that issue in the voting booth. i doubt very many of the hillary voters will support him again after the disaster of the last four years.

    August 29, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  5. Mikey

    @Rooney – "Obama is one and done."
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    You misspelled your name, Mitt.

    August 29, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  6. lies from the right - and mostly hate

    @Rooney – Obama is one and done. If he would have performed instead of just posing, posturing, and complaing he might have had a 2nd term.
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    He did PERFORM – even when the Grand Obstructionist Party has done everything in its power to filibuster and block him from trying to fix the mess that the worst President in histort left us. Here's some of what has been done.
    4.3 million jobs saved (of 4.4 million Bush LOST);
    Immigration Executive Order, Amnesty to Immigrants since Congress has refused to act on the matter for nearly 4 years;
    Cut taxes for 160m Americans;
    Wall street reform passed;
    18 new tax cuts for small businesses;
    Unfair credit card fees eliminated;
    466,000 new manufacturing jobs;
    $1 T in spending cuts;
    Protected Reproduction Rights;
    Stem Cell Research funded;
    Efficiency Standards Doubling;
    U.S. Oil Production at 8-year high;
    Natural Gas Production at all-time high;
    Renewable energy production up 27%;
    First Latina supreme court justice appointed;
    $100 billion invested in science and research;
    Iraq War Ended;
    Afghanistan War ends 2014 and all troops return home;
    Libya Liberated;
    Osama Bin Laden Dead;
    Incentive to Hire Unemployed Veterans;
    Don't Ask Don't Tell Ended;
    Unemployment Benefits Extended;
    Equal Pay for Women Protected;
    Health Care Reform Passed;
    Seniors' Drug Costs Lowered;
    College Pell Grants Doubled;
    Guaranteed Coverage for Contraception;
    Medicare and Soc Sec Protected, and finally,
    Auto Industry Saved

    August 29, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  7. S.positive

    even romney's pollster is not confident he will win. Wait for it, President Obama is re-elected for a second term...

    August 29, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  8. Name

    Romney can't win. And won't. Not with the way the GOP seems to want to alienate and treat women these recent months/years. They are literally trying to take women back 50 years. Obama has way more support from women, minorities (Latinos included), Gays, and College Students. 90% of Romney's support will come from Whites, the Elderly, the Rich (the aforementioned two groups kinda blend into the Wealthy), and Tea Party supporters.

    August 29, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. Silence DoGood

    This is more about Obama's failure to deliver on many of his liberal promises. That is how such a weak conservative pretender can be so high in the polls. Everyone should just vote for who they want and turn both Obama and Romney away.

    August 29, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  10. the Situation

    Rooney

    Obama is one and done. If he would have performed instead of just posing, posturing, and complaing he might have had a 2nd term.

    August 29, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |

    Funny, as much as the Repubs has done nothing for the ecomomy and blame Obama for everything, why can't Mitts have any sort of lead. Clinton was easily way of head of Bush 41 after his convention. Romney won't get no bounce on Friday morning because he is nothing more than a flip flopper and the President will expose him for what he truly is starting on October 3, in the 1st debate.

    August 29, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  11. RealityBites

    Theres no need to address your bias polls when John King is your Chief National Correspondent... everybody already knows the answer.

    August 29, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  12. Wes B.

    I understand that Mitt's pollster has to say good, positive things about Romney. But I think the more people hear Romney talk....the less they like him.

    August 29, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  13. From the ground-up.....

    Pres Obama's campaign ad in which Bill Clinton is featured citing that Obama will fix the economy from the ground-up..!
    ..."Really"? ... How come than ..that Pres Obama did not tackle from the ground-up the economy on his day January 20, 2009 in the White House "First"...instead Obama spent more than two years consumed to create "Obamacare" by straddling himself and stifling the economy...Granted Pres Obama was elected int 2008 because he Mesmerized The American People with his Grandiose speeches and also hid behind his speeches without revealing the True Obama.
    All Pres Obama will be rememberd for is "The Great Orator"...because when it comes to Finances and how an Econpmy intertwines to work...Pres Obama is "Clueless"....On the other hand "The Know-how-Man" who has the ground-up experience to put America on the "Come'Back" road to Prosperity....is non-other than Gov Romney...."The Choice is clear'

    August 29, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  14. MTATL67

    1 and done – LOL. Make no mistake about it not only will the President will be re-elected but the Republicans will lose seats in both the House and the Senate.

    August 29, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  15. gt

    here is a poll...how is your home values...your 401k...your job ...if those voters come out to vote....there is a new man in washington...

    August 29, 2012 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  16. Steve- Illinois

    Even Carter lead Reagan by 10 points at this period in the election.

    August 29, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    From the ground-up.....

    Pres Obama's campaign ad in which Bill Clinton is featured citing that Obama will fix the economy from the ground-up..!
    ..."Really"? ... How come than ..that Pres Obama did not tackle from the ground-up the economy on his day January 20, 2009 in the White House "First"...instead Obama spent more than two years consumed to create "Obamacare" by straddling himself and stifling the economy...
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    That historical re-write was brought to courtesy of the far right wing.

    The Affordable Care Act was signed on March 10, 2010. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed on Feb. 17, 2009. At the time the American public was calling for it, "You helped Wall St., now what about Main St.?" Even Paul Ryan voted for the Stimulus.

    "Nice try, but we gotcha."

    August 29, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  18. Rudy NYC

    Steve- Illinois

    Even Carter lead Reagan by 10 points at this period in the election.
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    No, he didn't. The failed hostage rescue occured in April, 1980. Carter immediately dropped like a rock in the polls. You are being told that just to get your hopes up.

    August 29, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  19. Lola

    I KNOW many many latinos who voted for "OBAMA" that will not be voting for him again. So I don't know where the polls are taken that Romney doesn't court the HISPANICS and the HISPANICS will not be voting for Romney. Remember most of the HISPANICS that they are talking about are illegal and can't not vote. POLLS DO NOT SPEAK FOR me an my family " OBAMA and his croney administration are way out of touch. GO MITT/RYAN2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 29, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. ST

    This man is full of wishful thinking. Romney favorability is now 40% and unfavorability is 51%. It has never happen in recent American history anyone with such a low favorability won election.

    August 29, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  21. Freedom Lover

    I am voting for Mitt for one reason. Obama is financially the worst President in U.S. history. I voted for Obama in 2008 and for that I am sorry.

    August 29, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  22. Rooney

    It comes down to results and the American people are not going to vote Obama into office again for another four years of failure. I hate to deliver the bad news to the Obama boot lickers but he is no Clinton. He just does not have the chief executive skills that Clinton or Reagan did to make our country better and everyone knows it. So they can vote for four more years in the drink or new leadership that will actually address our nation’s problems.

    August 29, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  23. thetruthandnothingbutthetruth

    and for his second term, "PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!"

    August 29, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  24. cali girl

    Rooney, to the Reagan years, many will beg to differ that those years were good.
    We already had a business man with executive qualifications, that in turn had 8 years to destroy the lives of Americans. That was Dubya, and honestly, a lot of us hardworking, caring for who live here will not want to have that happen again.

    August 29, 2012 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |