Video: Does Retail Politics Really Matter in the 2012 Presidential Election?
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The voting has begun in New Hampshire, America’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, and many are the questions we won’t have answered until this evening.
Scott Rasmussen and a panel of high-profile guests looked at what to expect and what it means in a one-hour TV program that aired on WBIN-TV in Derry, N.H. last night. Excerpts from “What New Hampshire Thinks with Scott Rasmussen” will be released on the Rasmussen Reports website every hour all day today beginning at 8:30 am Eastern.
Scott’s guests include New Hampshire’s two most powerful legislators, state House Speaker Bill O’Brien and state Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, along with State Senator Bob Clegg, the former majority leader. Also on hand are Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review, the Boston Globe’s Washington Bureau Chief Chris Rowland and Bloomberg News political reporter Julie Davis.
Helping to get a handle on the primary in the closing hours are Democratic strategist Jim Demers, Republican strategists Tom Rath and Fran Wendleboe and Jennifer Horn, president of the conservative issues group We the People.
In this segment, The National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru, Jennifer Horn, the president of We The People, and Democratic strategist Jim Demers discuss the value of retail politics.
Check back at 1:30 p.m. EST for Segment Six, the final segment of the show, featuring The Boston Globe's Chris Rowland, former NH Senate Majority Leader Bob Clegg and Democratic strategist Jim Demers. The panel will be discussing what happened in Election 2008 with predicting the results of the Democratic primary.
Will GOP voters ever fall in love with Mitt Romney? See what the panelist think.
Looking past New Hampshire, who is winning South Carolina? Click here to find out.
In New Hampshire, Romney is viewed the most favorably out of any GOP hopeful and has the highest electability rating. Click here to see what the second round of political insiders has to say about that.
For analysis on the latest NH results from Scott Rasmussen and the first round of panelists, please click here.
To watch the opener, which reveals the latest New Hampshire poll results, please click here.
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