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congressman blum's only out for himself. i'm chris wallace. with just 48 hours to go until election day, we're live in our brand new fox election headquarters here in new york. >> we're on the cusp of something that's so amazing. >> after more than a year of a polarizing chooses. at stake, the presidency, control of congress, and the future of the country. >> we will have change. the question is what kind of change are we going to have. >> today the latest on where the polls stand, live reports from the trail, and interviews with both campaigns. first, the republican vice presidential nominee, indiana governor mike pence. >> this country's coming together. we're going to make donald trump
>> pence only on "fox news sunday." then hillary clinton's chief strategist joel benenson responds. we'll discuss the campaign's ground game and last-minute drives to get to 270 electoral votes. plus, we'll ask our sunday panel about early voting and the impact of the fbi's renewed investigation as trump and clinton make their closing arguments. >> she has no energy. you know, you need energy to help this country. >> he has shown now we have to decide who we are. >> all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again today from new york city. we're coming to you from studio f, our brand new election headquarters here at fox. we're just two days from reporting the results as america decides who will be the next president of the united states. in a few minutes, we'll speak
running mate, governor mike pence, and hillary clinton's top strategist joel benenson. but we begin with fox team coverage mike emanuel is with the clinton campaign in philadelphia. but we start with senior national correspondent john roberts, who's in sioux city, iowa, a state president obama carried twice but trump has a good chance of flipping tuesday. john? >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. yes, the real clear politics average of polls shows trump has a lead of about three points here in iowa. some tense moments last night in reno, when the secret service for the second time in this campaign leapt on stage to protect the candidate. the situation here, they actually whisked him off the stage after somebody at the front of the crowd started yelling gun. apparently they saw a protester reaching for something in his waistband. they thought it might have been a weapon. turns out that it was only a sign. the 33-year-old was detained by
station that he is a republican who does not support donald trump, was simply trying to hold up a sign that said republicans against trump. trump was off the stage for a few minutes but returned shortly thereafter, appearing none the worse for wear. >> we will never be stopped. never, ever be stopped. i want to thank the secret service. these guys are fantastic. >> reporter: donald trump begins his day in sioux city, iowa. it's the first of ten stops in ten states that he'll do here in the next two days. a last-second drive to try to get as many people out to the polls as possible. trying to expand the electoral map as well, going into places like michigan, wisconsin, and minnesota. also in virginia. but really, chris, when you look at the map, it comes down to six states. donald trump leads in five of those six states. if he were to win those, win florida, in which hillary
win maine's second congressional district, he would get to 270 on the nose and win. but consider this, chris. if he were to get all that and not win maine's second congressional district, it would be a 269 tie. everyone talks about ohio, florida, north carolina, pennsylvania becoming so important. this could come down to one congressional district in maine. chris? >> john roberts reporting from iowa. john, thanks for that. now to the clinton campaign. mike emanuel is live in has voted for the democrat in the last six presidential elections. but the polls are tightening there too. mike? >> reporter: chris, after weeks of tremendous confidence, the clinton campaign is revealing some jitters about some typically blue states, including michigan. the clinton campaign has announced hillary clinton, the former president bill clinton, and president obama will all be making campaign stops there in michigan after seeing the polls
the former president will do an event today in lansing. tomorrow, president obama will try to get out the vote in ann arbor. and the democratic nominee will be in grand rapids tomorrow. that after both clintons spent time campaigning in michigan this past week. it is worth noting a republican has not won the great lakes state since 1988. last night clinton had another big name entertainer helping her to rally here in philadelphia. singer katy perry did a get out the vote concert for clinton. clinton told already more than 37.5 million people have voted and called on others to do their part. >> i believe they are standing up for a hopeful inclusive vision of america. and i'm asking you to stand up for that same vision when you come out and vote on november the 8th.
>> reporter: it is worth noting that pennsylvania is another blue state that hillary clinton is spending a lot of time and energy here ahead of election day. she'll return here tomorrow night for a rally with the president and first lady on election eve. chris? >> mike emanuel reporting from philadelphia. mike, thank you. joining me now from another battleground state, virginia, is trump's running mate, indiana governor mike pence. governor, it's all about the let's take a look at them in the latest real clear politics average of national polls. trump is down two points to clinton. you're losing narrowly in some key swing states. down just over a point in florida, down 2 1/2 points in pennsylvania, up less than a point in north carolina. there's no question that trump and you have tightened the race, but the fact is you're still losing. the question is, how do you go over the top? what do you do in terms of specifically?
over the top in these final 48 hours? >> well, i'll tell you what, our secret weapon is the american people who are saying enough is enough. i mean, i was here at a rally last night in virginia. we had an overflow crowd that was bigger than some of the rallies that i've seen out on the campaign trail over the last several months as i've campaigned for donald trump. of course, you see the tens of thousands of people coming out with donald trump. he'll have five rallies a day today and tomorrow across this we're taking a message to make america great again all across this country. i think literally by the hour the american people are recognizing this election is a choice between change and the status quo. it's between a stronger, more prosperous america with donald trump and hillary clinton is someone who will continue the same failed policies that have weakened america at home and abroad. we feel tremendous momentum. this campaign is on offense. >> i do want to get to some
big numbers in a number of states. florida, north carolina, arizona, nevada. are you worried that the polarizing remarks that your running mate, donald trump, has made since his opening announcement may come back to beat him? >> well, you know, i'm really not. the truth is that hispanic-americans have the same concerns that every other american does. we want to get this economy moving again. we want our country to be last weekend. saw overwhelming support for donald trump. strong stand for freedom in this hemisphere, standing strongly against what the obama administration and hillary clinton want to continue to do. >> so you think all those hispanics, sir, are coming out to vote for trump and not for clinton? really? >> no, i'm saying that the american people want change. that's americans coming from
coffee at a classic stop in miami. karen and i had a hard time getting through the place with people that were enthusiastic about donald trump's stand for a stronger america at home and abroad, getting this economy moving, and repealing obamacare. i talked to leaders in that community who are feeling the crushing weight of obamacare. 25% increases in the premiums of obamacare, chris, in florida and all across the united states of america. the american people know we can dobe it's going to take change in washington, d.c. and i really do believe that's why you're seeing people from all across the spectrum, republicans, independents, many democrats, and people literally from every community in this country rallying behind donald trump more and more by the hour. >> trump has been arguing that if clinton wins, that she faces a criminal investigation and an indictment. here he is on the campaign trail. take a look.
create an unprecedented constitutional crisis. what a mess. i mean, we went through it with him with the impeachment, the lies. aren't we tired of this stuff? >> but governor, trump has no hard evidence that she's going to face an indictment. that's overstatement. >> well, hillary clinton and her foundation are under a current investigation by the fbi. we just found out this morning that she had her maid print off classified information, according to revelations in "the new york post." the american people know no one is above the law. we commend the fbi for following the facts and reopening the investigation. but i think this is part of the way the american people need to count the cost in this election. do we want more of the fast and loose ethics of the clintons
want a clean break, drain the swamp in washington, d.c., have fundamental ethics reform, and rebuild our military, revive our economy, repeal obamacare k and have appointments to the speak court that will uphold our constitution? this is all part of the equation that i think explains why you see such tremendous momentum in this campaign and why our campaign is literally expanding the map. we're on offense. clinton campaign is literally on defense, trying to shore up blue states around the country in the waning days >> speaking of criminal investigations and draining the swamp, two of governor chris christie's top aides were convicted of fraud and conspiracy friday in the bridgegate case. and given the fact there was repeated testimony in that trial that christie knew all about the effort to close the lanes to the george washington bridge to punish a political opponent, are you comfortable with christie as the chairman of the trump
>> well, what i would tell you is chris christie has continued to strongly state his position that he had no knowledge of those actions taken. and frankly, as he said late in the week, that what those convictions prove is that he was right to immediately fire those people for the actions that they'd taken. look, all of our focus is on election day. i promise you. we're grateful for chris christie's role in the campaign, and we're going to all keep o head down and work hard to bring a victory for the american people. >> so no chance he'll be replaced after the election? i mean, you're standing by chris christie despite all that evidence? >> look, there's no changing in personnel here in the waning days of the campaign. we're 100% focused on bringing home a great victory for the american people, and republicans are coming together, chris. i was yesterday with speaker paul ryan in wisconsin. a couple days before i was with
last night in virginia with ed galess my. republicans are coming home and recognizing we need to elect donald trump as the next president, re-elect a republican majority. the momentum is palpable out there. i'm looking forward to jumping on a plane, heading to florida, north carolina, and new hampshire today. donald trump is -- >> well, before you do that, governor, let me ask you one final question, if i may. negative campaign. you talk about the party coming together. i want to ask you about the country coming together. i think you'd agree, one of the strengths of our democracy is when the election is over, no matter how ugly, the loser graciously concedes to the winner and we all rally around the new president, whoever that turns out to be. donald trump has said different things at different times. i want you to clear this up for us. can you guarantee that if
election night and if, and i repeat if, if donald trump should be the loser, can you guarantee that he will concede to hillary clinton and accept the result of the election and the judgment of the american people? >> well, thanks for anticipating my answer. donald trump is going to win this election. he'll be more than happy to accept the results. >> can you guarantee he'll put this behind guarantee he'll put this behind us -- >> chris, the campaign has made it very clear. a clear outcome obviously both sides will accept. but i think both campaigns have also been very clear that, you know, in the event of disputed results, they reserve all legal rights and remedies. but the truth is that this is such an exciting time in the life of our country. the way this country is going to come together is when we deliver the change that the american
when we rebuild our military, we're standing tall in the world, when we revive our economy, when we have a supreme court that upholds our liberty, and we see america growing and prospering again. when we see america great again, america is going to be united and we're going to move our nation forward. >> governor pence, thank you. thanks for your time, especially in this final weekend. and safe travels on the campaign trail in these last 48 hours, sir. >> thank you, chris. coming top strategist joel benenson is here in studio f. and we'll check in with bill hemmer upstairs on the data deck with a look at the possible paths to the all-important 270 electoral votes. as "fox news sunday" reports live from america's election
and we're back at fox news election headquarters in new york city. as the polls tighten just hours before election day, hillary clinton is fighting off donald trump's late charge. joining me now is clinton's top strategist, joel benenson. welcome back to "fox news sunday." as i pointed out to mike pence, while they've tightened the race, they're still losing, the trump side, but there are some numbers out there that are troubling to your side. i want to ask you about those.
trump voters strongly support him versus 65% of clinton voters. 63% of trump supporters are extremely interested in the race. for clinton, it's 54%. and after news of the fbi investigation, 21% of independents are less likely to vote for clinton. joel, there seems to be an enthusiasm gap, and the fbi investigation seems to be hurting clinton. >> no, i think there are a lot of ways to measure enthusiasm. there's also a "washington post" they've been tracking numbers historically. 56% of hillary clinton's voter saying they're voting for her as opposed to against her opponent. kind of on par with people like al gore and george bush, bill clinton in '96. that same poll shows donald trump at 41%. that is historically and significantly lower than most presidential candidates. >> do you think the fbi announcement, now a week and a half old, has hurt clinton? >> no, i don't. i think it obviously occupied a
you know, we've been knocking on doors, we have had lines all weekend at our phone banks with people waiting to get in. we've knocked on 2 million doors this weekend. i think where you're seeing the enthusiasm is in the early vote. our people are going out to vote, where the early vote is going on. states like florida, states like nevada. very strong numbers and not just with our base democratic voters, but we think we're seeing a surge with suburban women, younger people, millennials, broadening our coalition. >> okay. having said all of has changed her game plan these last few days. i always say the most precious commodity in the last week of a campaign is the candidate's time. she went to detroit to campaign on friday which is somewhat surprising. she's going back there again to michigan, to grand rapids, on monday. you're now running tv ads in virginia and colorado and new mexico. those were all states that were off the board for trump two weeks ago. >> going to michigan, by the way, is very consistent with our plan because michigan is one of
states. no early voting. we have to make sure we get there in the last few days, keep people ginned up, getting them out to vote. that's what you're seeing in some of these states. in terms of ads in states like virginia and colorado where we do feel we've got a winning margin there, we've had actually in the last two weeks a surge of resources, things have opened up for us. more money is coming in. our digital fundraising has been great. people are supporting the campaign. and we're going to put those to work because our job here is donald trump to win makes his path narrower and narrower. we've always wanted to be in a position where we're not trying to thread a needle, we're not drawing an inside straight, so we're playing offense in all of our states. >> let's talk about that. you heard me ask mike pence how does he get over the top. let's go up to the data deck, up on the second floor here in our election headquarters, where bill hemmer is standing by to show us a possible trump path to 270 and then joel, we'll come back and talk to you on the
it's the mezzanine level. we've super sized the billboard this year for 2016. you see all the states in gray on the map. those are the states where it's too close to call, the battleground states we believe as of today that's where the election stands. go back four years ago when mitt romney lost to barack obama. romney flipped two states that year. he made indiana republican again. so, too, in north carolina. if you assume that trump at a minimum has to hold all the romney states, this is what it could look like. 16 electoral votes in georgia. it's 11 in arizona. it's 15 in north carolina. and late on friday, the trump team tells me they feel very good about where they are in north carolina. more on that in a moment. he'd have to flip the six in iowa. he'd have to flip 18 in iowa, 29 in florida, and still under this scenario, he's 11 electoral votes short. so where does he go? if he were to win pennsylvania, that would make him president. if he were to win michigan, that
if he were to win a combination of, say, new hampshire and colorado, that would do it. or new hampshire and perhaps nevada would get him very close at 269 under that particular map. however, if the clinton team finds success on the east coast, maybe in florida, which could be deadly for the trump team, or possibly turning north carolina blue again, you start to see the challenge for trump as he drops down to 244 electoral votes. that means under that he would have to win pennsylvania and somewhere else. he would have to win a michigan and somewhere else. two states, by the way, that have not gone republican in 28 years. the point is on all this, there's a number of different options that you can map out and gain for tuesday night. trump, it's not impossible. he has a number of ways that he can do it. but it's much more difficult. as it stands today, chris, it is much easier for hillary clinton based on the map that we're watching.
well, you heard about possible paths. all of them are difficulties. you talked about the political equivalent of drawing to the inside straight. he kind of has to do it. where are the big kinks in that scenario? >> in his scenario? >> yeah. >> pennsylvania. starts with pennsylvania, number one. pennsylvania is a strong state for us. we're going to be spending time there, as bill pointed out solidly democratic for six elections or so. because if he doesn't win there, he has to win all four of big other states that bill just talked about. ohio, florida, north carolina, michigan. he's not in a position to win all four of those. he just isn't. i think that some of these are close, no question about it. he, i think, described the scenario i did. it's not over until the fat lady sings, as they say. but we're going into election day playing offense, keeping them on defense with states like
before. so we feel good when we're on offense. we think we're in good shape. i think it's because voters around the country are really rejecting the divisive rhetoric they've heard from donald trump throughout this campaign. >> okay. that is the concern for trump, the concern for the clinton camp is the honesty and trustworthiness factor and obviously the renewed fbi investigation. i want to discuss that for a moment. back in march of 2015, hillary clinton told the country that she had turned over work-related e-mails to the state department. here she is. >> i responded right away and provided all my e-mails that could possibly be work related, which totalled roughly 55,000 printed pages. >> but the week before a clinton adviser sent out this e-mail. if there is a release of the 55,000, are there others that are not being released?
definitely. now -- >> actually, chris. the definitely wasn't to that. there's a string of e-mails there. it was saying to the previous e-mail that we should release all the e-mails. i was saying definitely. there was an interspersed e-mail. i was responding to the previous one that said definitely. >> why didn't they release all the e-mails? >> i think they released all the ones they believed they had at the time. i think during the course of the process -- and director comey said there may be so and if there are, they'll be turn over. you raise a question of trust. i apologize for bringing up a "washington post"/abc poll. but they asked, which one of these two people has stronger moral character. by 46 to 38, an eight-point spread, hillary clinton -- >> that's not the question that was asked. >> but moral character is a strong test for the president of the united states as well. we have an eight-point advantage there. people are looking at this
these two people. what have they both done in their lives that will make me count on them -- >> okay, i got that. i want to ask you a question about the e-mails. >> because you've never asked me before. go ahead. >> i haven't asked you often about the e-mails. the argument that she made and that the campaign has made that all of the deleted e-mails were personal, about her yoga, about chelsea's wedding. a question i have for you is, were e-mails about the foundation considered personal, and were they deleted? >> chris, i'm not sure how they were considered. what i know is that who ever is looking at all the e-mails has been looking at it for years, 15 months, almost a year and a half now. they've said they're going to look at any other e-mails that come up. and let them make a judgment. when director comey spoke, he had no access to other e-mails. he hasn't seen them. he went out on a limb. he's been criticized by democratic and republican former law enforcement officials who
do at this point, particularly when he had no facts and no information. look, i think that voters are going to go to the polls two days from now, they're going to factor all this information in. they're going to make the decision on which one of these people will really make america the kind of country they want to have. >> okay. one last question. in february of 2015, there were reports that foreign donations to the clinton foundation were on the rise, and that resulted in a string of e-mails again i want to talk about. here was your recommendation about foreign government donations to foundation. stop taking foreign government money. is that possible? if not, we're going to be very vulnerable throughout. i think our opponents and some on our side will say it is unseemly for a potential u.s. president taking money from foreign governments for her private foundation. joel, you knew this was a problem, but as we sit here today, the clinton foundation continues to take money from foreign governments. >> well, two things. one, i'm not going to
we know we were hacked through russian interference. >> okay. >> the clintons have said they announced the steps they will take if hillary clinton is elected president. they are very clear -- >> but you were saying this in 2015. >> this foundation helps millions of people around the world. president clinton has put to work at that foundation what he learned as president with 11 million people on life-saving a.i.d.s. drugs. >> you don't think it's unseemly? >> i think the clintons have announced what steps they would take if she's elected on tuesday, which i believe she will take to change the way the foundation will operate if she's president of the united states. what they don't want to have happen is for millions of people who are being saved with life-saves drugs, kids getting better food in schools -- >> but that was 2015 and you called it unseemly. >> i said i'm not going to authenticate any of these e-mails hacked by russians. >> joel, thank you. thanks for coming in today. >> thank you.
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coming up, donald trump and hillary clinton make their closing arguments. >> the vote that you cast will be the most important vote of >> i have spent my career fighting for kids and families, and if you elect me, that's what i'll keep doing. >> we'll ask our sunday group how they need to wrap up the
>> his campaign probably put that in the teleprompter. stay on point, donald. stay on point. >> in these final days of the campaign, donald trump giving himself a pep talk and hillary clinton making fun of it. and it's time for our sunday group. gop strategist karl rove, bob woodward of the "washington post," dana perino, cohost of "the five," and the hardest working woman in show business, also author of the new book "let me tell you about jasper" and fox news political analyst juan williams. karl, you've looked at the polls, crunched the numbers on early voting, explored all the paths to 270, where is this race now? >> donald trump leads in the mitt romney states with 206 electoral college votes, albeit in one of those states, north carolina, only by a point. but he also leads in ohio, nevada, new hampshire, and iowa. if he gets there, it's 240 electoral votes. still short of the 270 but
29 electoral votes in florida. today she leads by one. republicans have had good numbers in early voting. they're down only 7,000 in the early voting. four years ago when barack obama won the state by 74,000, they were down 104,000 at the end of early voting. so florida is very much up for grabs. i thought it was interesting when you asked joel benenson about the most important states, he said pennsylvania, not florida. that seems to me that might be an indication that they're concerned about flor it is very much up for grabs and points to a narrow trump victory. >> juan, what's your sense? is trump as close as karl says? is this race slipping away for clinton? >> i don't know if it's slipping away. if you looked a week ago, it was more five or six percentage points. "wall street journal" has her up four. abc/"washington post" has her at five. fox news channel, our polling, has her up two.
tightened. but most of the tightening has been a result of republican consolidation of their vote. republicans previously were about 70%. now they're up to 85% behind donald trump. i think obviously people like paul ryan, the speaker, ted cruz's former rival, and bitter rival, have now decided they're voting for donald trump. i think that's a signal, despite their concern about lack of qualification, character, whatever. so at the moment, you have -- you where most americans, according to the fox poll, think she's going to win, 56%. only a third, 35%, think he will win. the difference at this juncture, i think, is ground game. she really has a ground game. i don't think anybody thinks he has a sufficient ground game to push the numbers one or two points at the very end. >> i want to turn to one of the biggest developments with over these last ten days, and that was fbi director comey's
reopening the criminal investigation into hillary clinton and the e-mails. now, the white house said that president obama wasn't going to weigh in on whether this was a good idea or not. and then president obama did weigh in. here he is. >> i do think that there is a norm that, you know, when there are investigations, we don't operate on innuendo, we don't operate on incomplete information, we don't operate leaks. >> bob woodward, as someone who's been reporting on the fbi since watergate, what do you think of the role that the fbi and the justice department and apparently a lot of leaks in kind of a war between the two agencies will play these last days? >> i think it will be many months or years before we really unravel what happened in this. what director comey did is extraordinary, both times, back
charged. an old fbi hand, one of the iconic figures, told me the other day he thinks that's the first time the fbi made a prosecutorial decision. normally it's the justice department that does this. so it's a big deal. i don't know whether it changes the race. i mean, the numbers that karl has are pretty convincing. ask is if trump does win, how is that possible? what's been missed? and i think i find in travels around the country talking to groups from texas to florida to new york, people don't trust the polls. and they look at voting as much more personal. they don't like the idea, oh, i'm in a demographic group, so
they want to decide themselves. so there are people in demographic groups who will say, no, i'm not going with my group. >> so you think they're lying? lying to the pollsters. >> i think that's quite possible. i think also, you know, you do all this by land line or cell phone, what sort of data do you get. i mean, even "the new york times" today is saying the possibility of trump winning is real. so why are people hedging? because they're unsure, aren't they. >> let me bring in dana and your thoughts, one, about the state of the race, and two, the fbi role, what do you think of it, and do you think it has hurt clinton? >> i think that it reaffirmed pre-existing beliefs about hillary clinton. so if you weren't going to vote for her and thought she was dishonest, that reaffirmed it and you might be more encouraged to vote for it. that has happened at the same
republicans said, all right, we might not think this is the best candidate we could have had, but by gosh, we're going to go out and vote for him because that's what republicans do. on the other side, i agree with bob. i think it could take years to find out what happened at the fbi, but whoever wins the presidency has got to figure out a way to restore trust in the fbi. while they're doing this, they have also said in the past year, james comey, the director, said they have looking at with open investigations with isis terrorist related things. so they have things to do. i think that two things might happen. republicans have been trying to get pennsylvania for a long time. it's always the one that got away. wisconsin is in that category. >> 1988. >> that's right. for democrats, i think they still believe georgia and arizona are the two. i think they're probably going to end up with republicans not winning in pennsylvania and wisconsin and democrats not winning in georgia or arizona. >> karl, about a minute left in this segment.
that is that the hispanic vote is coming out in an unusually large number and assumption is because of trump's very polarizing remarks since his announcement that they're voting against him and for hillary clinton and could be the deciding factor. >> yeah, that's half the important narrative. what we're also seeing is a decline in the african-american turnout. we're seeing it, for example, in florida and north carolina, where it is down. the african-american turnout down in those states. hispanic turnout up. the problem for the democrats is democratic turnout among african-americans, they lose about nine-tenths of support. every time they gain a percentage point among hispanics, they gain about seven-tenths of a percent. democrats are hoping hispanic turnout is rising significantly more than democratic turnout is dropping among african-americans. >> let me make one more point. pennsylvania, there have been 42 polls since october of 2015. donald trump has not led in a single one. 16 polls since the end of
not led in a single one. michigan, 37 polls since october of last year. hasn't led in a single one. he got an uphill climb here at the end. i can see him getting to 240, but after that it's a stuff slide. >> and he speaks as somebody who tried for pennsylvania over and over. >> it broke my heart. broke my heart twice. >> all right. we have to take a break here. up next, we'll break down the battle for control of the senate and what happens on wednesday? can we put this ugly election plus, what would you like to ask the panel about whether the country will rally around the president, whoever he or she is? go to facebook or twitter @foxnewssunday, and we
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are you ready? >> i'm asking you to dream big because your vote -- think of this, we are just three days away. do you believe it? >> and now we're just two days away. hillary clinton and donald trump making their closing arguments to voters in these final hours before election day. we're back now with the panel. well, it's not just the white house that's at stake on
also control of the senate and the fact is that the democrats need a net pickup of five seats or four seats, plus vice president tim kaine to take any ties to take control. we have our resident senate watcher, karl rove. what's it look like for you, and what are the key states you're going to be looking at? >> look, i think it's going to come down to -- republicans are going to bank five seats they need, and it's going to come down to winning two out of the remaining seats. the three best shots are going to be -- >> you mean the democrats a going to bank? >> no the republicans are going to bank five seats. arizona, ohio, florida, missouri, and indiana. that'll get them to 49. the question is how do they get to 51. the three best shots they've got, and they got to take two of three, are first, north carolina. richard burr versus deborah ross. burr leads by 1.5 in real clear politics. democrats as of friday evening, 12,000 fewer democrat early votes than in 2012.
>> all right. real quickly, burr is the incumbent. that's a republican seat. the key is can he hold on. >> all three of these are holding on. excuse me two, of them are. second one is new hampshire. kelly ayotte, the incumbent republican. ayotte is up 2.4 points. she's led in seven of the last ten polls in october. this will be the most expensive per capita senate race in the history of america. $120 million will be spent. >> and t they've got to hold. then there's one seat that's a democrat seat. harry reid, the majority leader, is retiring in nevada. >> republican congressman joe heck versus former attorney general. heck leads by 1.4 in the real clear politics average. he's led in 7 of the 13 polls since october 1. the gop has cut the democratic lead in early voting by only 2,000. this could be just like 2012.
republican senator dean heller was elected. >> you think republicans definitely get to 49. the question is can they get to 51. >> right. >> or 50 with vice president mike pence. >> always good to have an insurance policy. there are a couple other races out there, but these are their best shots. >> juan, who takes the senate? do republicans hold on to the house? >> i think it's close to a coin flip. i would point out there are other prognosticators. "new york times," charlie cook, they at the moment give the democrats a slight when you look at states like illinois and pennsylvania, i thought toomey was going to come back, but it doesn't look that way in the polls at the moment. i would look, as karl was talking about, missouri is very close. north carolina. i think nevada is still in play. and indiana at the moment is looks like todd young has taken the lead, but i would never, ever -- >> and that's a republican state that the democrats are trying to take. >> trying to come back.
race right now. >> all right. let's turn because we want to ask you for questions for the panel. we got a bunch on the issue of what's the country going to look like and will they unite around our next president. most of the questions were pretty pessimistic. they kind of came in like jeopardy, in the form of answers. rose meade sent this on facebook. no matter who is elected, we are a fractured nation. half of and a world view that are dimetrically opposed to the other. >> i think today i understand why people feel that way, but i also have seen the power of the ability of the american people over and over again to have a peaceful transition of power. there's going to be a lot riding on whoever the president is to decide to do that. i wish i was on their communications team because i have some thoughts of how they might do that. i also feel that people -- if you look at that "new york times" poll, 80% of the electorate is disgusted with this election.
when people gather with their families, they'll remember that america is not just defined by its president but by her citizens and they'll have a lot to be thankful for. whoever the next president is will get support. >> bob, you and i, as the two old statesmen, we have lived through a lot of divided times. vietnam, watergate, the 2000 thought bush's election was illegitimate. what are your thoughts about the prospect for this country uniting behind hillary clinton or donald trump? >> i think it's a matter of tone. whoever becomes president, assuming hillary clinton is going to win, she can't come in with the old retreads, all appointments, all the people who have been there and clinton
about the team around her. the same with trump. if he for some reason becomes president, is he then -- >> it wouldn't be some reason. it would be because he got the majority of the vote. >> karl makes a convincing case, but i think there's that unknown factor in there. then he would have to do something big and hopefully inside he would have the feeling, i broke the bank, now i'm president, let's do everything right, instead of this sexism and racism, which has been out of his own mouth for a long time. >> karl, nobody came in under a bigger cloud as the new president than george w. bush with that election and the recount and the supreme court. how did you guys try to unite the country when he finally was
united states senate was ted kennedy. first member of the house he called, democrat george miller of california. and talked to them about the issues that they could together work on. but it wasn't easy. it requires presidential leadership from the start. dick gep heart went on "meet the press" and twice after the supreme court came down on the 18th of september, twice was asked, is bush the legitimate president of the united states? he refused to answer the question. yet, by june, by setting the right tone and by reaching out to the other side, bush had passed his tax cuts in the senate with a quarter of the democrats in the senate voting for it by spending the time and the energy and the effort to specifically unite the country. whoever -- if donald trump wins, he's going to need a democrat who will serve in his cabinet. if she wins, she's going to need a bob gates, somebody who's a republican or republican identifier to serve with her. >> quickly, i think in the healing process, there's no getting away, even on this sunday morning, from saying something needs to be done about what happened with the russians and the trouble with the fbi is
some serious effort by whoever is coming in. >> well, we'll have plenty of time to discuss that next week. thank you, panel. see you next week back in washington. up next, the candidates try to stay focused in the final days on the trail as "fox news sunday" continues from our election headquarters in midtown manhattan. it's great for finding a new car, but you already knew that. it's also great for finding the perfect used car. you'll see what a fair price is, so, no matter what you're looking for... there it is. this is how buying a used car should be. this is truecar.
tower. another part of our fox news election headquarters. we'll be tracking those poll closings, of course, closely throughout the evening. well, this is marathon sunday here in new york. much like the runners winding through the city, the presidential candidates have been crisscrossing the country in their own sprint to the finish. and with just two days left, the pace is picking up on the trail. >> the last time the cubs won, women couldn't vote. i think women are making up for that in >> i've had a great life, and now i want to give back to the country that i love. it's time. we have to give back. >> i saw somebody backstage. big, strong, powerful. i said to the guys, you think i could take this guy in a fight? you think i could take him? >> for a year and a half, americans have had acid poured
>> usa! usa! >> their guy has never won a baseball hat until he started selling them. >> we can't trust hillary clinton with our healthcare any more than we can trust her with classified information. >> i stopped in to check him out. what do y'all think? >> it is never okay when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied, or attacked. >> doing what donald trump did, getting up at 3:30 in the morning and tweeting vitriol about a woman's body. >> i didn't have to bring j-lo or jay-z. the only way she gets anybody. ? i got the eye of the tiger ? >> massive illegal immigration and economic and foreign
country dry. ? the election is taking forever and ever ? ? forever and ever ? >> okay, we get it. ? make it end ? >> and one way or another, it will end in just two days. be sure to tune to fox news channel for election coverage all day and night tuesday. megyn kelly and brett anchor our coverage. on the broadcast side, shepherd smith will be steering the ship on your local fox station starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern. that's it for today. have a great week and we'll see
>> viveca novak tracks political money and taking us through the murky worlds of outside spends being. >> these groups can spends any amount of money and take in any amount of money. >> it fuels negative ads and social media attacks. >> donald trump's name is all over the manhattan sky line. trump's son eric is busy promoting both the family business and his father's political image. >> you hear everything from ruthless to savvy to lucky. do any of them apply? do they all apply? >> maybe they all apply. >> patty criner was working at bill clinton's campaign office in little rock in 1974 the day hillary arrived. >> hillary stuck her head in and