With the Democratic National Convention kicking off in Charlotte, NC tomorrow, new polling numbers reveal that President Obama and Mitt Romney are still head-to head at 47% to 46%. Before the Republican National Convention last week, they were tied at 46%.
Democratic National Committee communications director Brad Woodhouse joins John Berman and CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash on “Early Start” this morning to discuss the latest polls and answer the question of the week: Are Americans better off today than they were four years ago?
“Yes, we’re absolutely better off,” he says. “You will see that this week in Charlotte. The President will talk about, and this convention will talk about, where we were, where we’ve come, and where we want to go, which is to move America forward.” “We really have moved the country forward, we have a long way to go,” he says.
Woodhouse also responds to a brand-new video released by the RNC targeting President Obama’s promises over the last four years. “The truth is, is that some of the things they pointed out there, he has done. He has made college more affordable. He’s taken out the middleman. He’s reformed the college loan system. We’ve created four and a half million jobs. He promised he would do something about healthcare, he did it. He promised he’d end the war in Iraq, he did it. He promised that given the opportunity, he’d go after Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, he did it,” Woodhouse says. “He’s kept his promises.”