Martin Bashir | November 05, 2012
>>> us live from headquarters in chicago. brad, i keep saying that the england soccer team is going to win the world cup . but unfortunately they haven't done so since 1966 . do these romney supporters believe in auto suggestion that if you keep saying it, if you just keep saying it it'll come true.
>> well, i guess so. i mean, look. i think they're trying to create a sense out there among their supporters that all hope is not lost. and we think this is going to be a close election . i mean, the indicators of late have been in our direction. we think the most encouraging indicators have been early voting in a host of states where lines are long in a place mostly democrats vote. we know from most of the actual numbers that we have beaten them in the early voting states like wisconsin , ohio, iowa. i understand what they're trying to do. they want their supporters to think there's still some hope. and we want our supporters to know the race could still be close and they need to get out to vote. early if they can, and if not tomorrow.
>> wisconsin is a state is the president won by 13%. yet today he traveled there to campaign one last time. is that because your campaign team is very concerned about wisconsin ?
>> well, no. it's not about being concerned about wisconsin . but as you know and i'm sure you've gone on like a lot of us have and done the various electoral paths. there are few sure signs to 270 electoral votes for the president than including wisconsin in that path. so locking down wisconsin is key. it's very smart politics. it's very strategic. he had a great event there today. we love wisconsin .
>> and very briefly, if you will, we hear so much about the public polling. and of course we examine it. can you share with us what your internal polling is saying on the eve of this most important election?
>> i want to have a job through the rest of the day tomorrow, so i won't tell you about our internal polling. but the lines in all of the polling are very solid for the president. you know, we saw the national polls over the weekend move in his direction. now in the averages he's up in the national polls, the republicans have made a big deal when romney was up. he's not up anymore. so the trend has been strong in our direction. but right now the only thing we care about are votes. not polls. we just encourage people. go vote. visit got to vote.com if you need help in figuring out how to vote and where to vote. that's what we want people to do now.
>> brad woodhouse . thank you. and thank you on behalf of our broadcast being with us