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♪♪ this sunday -- >> oh! >> -- disaster zone. >> some of the damage was almost indescribable. the punishing path across florida, entire neighborhoods wiped out. >> it's not just a crisis for florida. it's an american crisis. er the race to recover should win. how should builders rebuild? who should foot the bill? i'll talk to rick scott and north carolina's r democratic governor roy cooper.
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putin's land grab. russian president vladimir putin announces the annexation of four regions of ukraine, escalating the conflict and growing widespread condemnation from around the world. >> american is fully prepared to defend every single inch of nato territory. >> ukraine responds by asking to join nato. so how real is the nuclear threat from russia? i'll talk to nato secretary-general stoltenberg. and the two parties are divided. >> inflation, crime, and open borders. >> while democrats take a different path, centering on abortion. >> a cold, heartless, violent approach to women's health. new numbers from the telemundo poll. how decisive will latinos be in deciding which part controls congress? joining me are julio vacara, susan page, symone ch sanders-townsend, former chief
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spokeswoman for kamala harris, and steven a., editor of "the dispatch."n centers the longer running show in television history, thinks "meet the press" with chuck todd. good sunday morning. for many it's been a tough weekn with 37 days until the midterm elections, it's a tale of two campaigns. for democrats, the campaign they're trying to run is about access to abortion and the growing extremism of the republican party represented by a singular figure in donald trump. with both parties so sure what they want the mid terms to be about, it's important to keep in mind tom broke could's -- what much for ufos, the unforeseen will occur. it was represented by two major
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events this week. vladimir putin announced the annexation of regions of ukraine. this week a massive explosion crated four separate leaks in that pipeline between russia and germany. president biden accused russia of a deliberate attack of sabotage. and now hurricane ian. it's one of the costliest storms to ever hit the united states.w early estimates suggest it could cost up for $47 billion just? insured losses alone. as more extreme weather events hit the united states, there's big questions about who should pay to rebuild and more importantly where we should be rebuilding blayne alexander is in hard-hit fort myers those. the destruction is awful. will we find more people safe
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and alive? >> reporter: unfortunately, that is the case. they're still searching thorn, chuck. it seems like these the stories of ian's wrath. this once was a marina, full of boats and shops. all of that is gone. when you widen out and take a bigger look, unfortunately you just see more of the same. where i'm standing right now is truly one of the hardest-hit areas, but even more devastation is the human toll. at least 77 people have lost their lives due to ian. unfortunately that number is expected to rise. crews are still sifting through the rubble to see if there's any lives that can still be save and recovering those who unfortunately did not make it. there are a number of people
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still unaccounted for. making things more complicated, there are at least two islands completely cut off from the mainland. they're using boats to bring people back and forth. i talked with countless people. they tell me the reason they stayed is they simply underestimated the power of the storm. we learned that president biden will come to turin the devastation on wednesday. chuck? i fpeitedim c >> blayne, thank you joining me from naples is republican senator rick escort of florida. he's also a former governor. welcome back to "meet the press." >> hi, chuck. it's a tough day, been a tough week for florida. >> sure has. let me start with this. in the first 72 hours, the people on the ground never feel like the recovering is coming fast enough. i understand that, but tell me d what you're seeing. you're in naples, you probably have looked at fort myers, how is the recovery going from your perspective? >> i have toured in collier county, naples, lee county, an aerial tour of all the areas, talked to first responder, up to sarasota. charlotte, where we got a lot of damages i was in kissimmee
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yesterday where there was actually a lot of flooding. we're still working on rescuing people. thinks just horrible that people lost their lives. it's horrible that people are still possibly stuck in rubble. they're trying to get to these people as quickly as they can. they evacuated people who stayed on like sanibel and fort myers beach. there's areas in charlotte county where people are stranded. they've been trying to rescue everybody, but there is still who, to do. people are working hard, trying to get the power on, make sure your phones work, but the biggest thing is to find everybody, and whoever needs help, they gets the care they a need. we still have a lot of water
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outages. so there's a lot of work left to do. my heart goes out to everybody, though. >> you brought up charlotte county. that's a county with a population -- i think a majority is over the age of 65. they were having trouble just getting bottled water into charlotte county yesterday. has that improved? >> everything keeping getting better. one thing that surprised everybody yesterday was 75 being closed with the flooding on 75, actually 41, and state highway 70, they all flooded, which impacts your ability to get things in. i've been talking to the sheriff, doing everything i can. when i hear of things, i pat it on to the right person. i've been talk to go fema. they're absolutely committed to get the resources here that they
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can at every level, but our sheriffs, our first responders, you have to thank them.o our utility workers are working hard to get the power back on. hurricane ian is the 17th hurricane that's first made landfall in florida since 1992.> we have a graphic on our map. some people are saying you're missing some hurricanes. these are ones that hit florida first, not alabama first and then impacted florida. it's been a total recovery cost of $213 billion in losses. so, the question is, as we rebuild, thing like mobile manufactured housing, should even be legal in the state of florida anymore? >> i think what we have to do is take every experience -- chuck, if you go to shalt county in particular, when i did the fly-over, there were a lot of mobile home parts with unbelievable amounts of damage. you have to go back and say every time, how do we make sure we don't -- the biggest thing is don't lose a life. what do we have to do? what building codes do we have to do it? we did it after andrew, we did
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it while i was governor, make sure this doesn't happen again. i think every county has to look at it and say, does that make sense? i'm in collier county. i'm not sure that we do anything in manufactured housing here, but every county will have to look at that. people, they want to live in florida, in the sunshine state, and the more expensive house you have, it makes it difficult to people to live there. i guess it's a balance. >> i hear you, but at what point is affordability -- i get that you want to err on the side of affordability, at the same time you want to get to safety. the fact of the matter is these mobile manufactured homes, i understand it's a county by county decision here, but should the state step in? there's a reason why can't get property insurance in many places in florida, and this might be one of the reasons. >> i think the state has to look
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at all these things. i think that, you know -- i mean, look, i grew newspaper a poor family, so i always think about the cost of things, because the impact on poor families every time you raise the cost of something, but you also want to keep people safe. so how do you make sure people evacuate, get out of harm's way as quickly as possible? that was a big issue i focused on as governor. you do have to look at what should -- what housing should we allow to make sure people will always be safe. >> what's the best way to get insurance companies to do business in the state of florida. is it stricter building codes? >> i think you have to have stricter building codes. you have to make sure you learn
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from every storm, but on top of that, you have to make sure there's no fraud. when i was governor, we worked hard to -- every year you have to work on making sure there wasn't fraud in the insurance department, and the families end up paying the most. every year, what we had to do is look at what's going on in the insurance market, where there's fraud, and how do we eliminate it? that's something the state will have to do. property insurance has gotten too expensive, and we're losing the insurance company that want to write here, or insurance companies are going out of business. >> you and senator rubio have already sent a letter questioning additional funds. this will probably not be a controversial vote, but when governor desantis was congressman, he voted against a bill for solar, and believe that those who purchase flood insurance should have their claims paid, with no plan to offset the spending, with cuts elsewhere, is not fiscally responsible. there would be other members of congress who don't want to support the supplemental.
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what is your message to them who may have the same mindset that congressman desantis had? >> i think what you have -- you have to spend the money wisely, but the federal government is a partner in that. it's a major partner in helping families, helping businesses, helping governments get back to norm at, but you don't want to waste money. i put a lot of effort into cracking down on the significant fraud in the debris pickup market, and what happens after hurricanes. i've been trying to get a bill passed since i've been up there, almost four years, to fix that. there's abuse in this, but we do have to provide disaster aid, ye whether that's for hurricane ors flooding or wildfires, we've got to do that. i hope people will, you know,
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continue to support, and i think we ought to be doing -- we have to come up with a way to do w this, where it's a longer-term strategy. 37 days away from election day. another part of your job is senate republicans trying to get them to win the senate. do you believe reps are on track to get control of the senate. >> my focus is on the hurricane, but i think we're at 52 seats-plus. if you look at biden's numbers, they're really bad. we have great candidates. the democrats have to defend what biden has done. i think it will be a good november for republicans, but we have to keep working hard every day. >> was it a mistake for lindsey ban to offer up that abortion ban at 15 weeks? does that complicate things? >> democrats have talked a lot o
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about that this year. every candidate has been talking about it. so i think it's important that people tell people what their position is, and it's being done state by state. >> you don't think this should be done at the federal level? >> well, look, there's arguments to do it at the federal level. right now all the candidates are taking positions. they've been taking positions since the dobbs decision when o the first leak came out. i don't know what lindsey put out, if it changed the conversation, but i'm pro-life, as you know.on i think we ought to have reasonable restrictions. o i think people are comfortable with 15 weeks and exceptions. but everybody has to make that i own choice. i think everyone is a floridian this morning, and we're all hoping for the best as recovery efforts continue. >> yeah. praise for all the families, chuck. four people have died in north carolina, and more that much 200,000 remain without power in a state that has its own history of deadly storm. and democrat roy cooper joins me
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now. governor cooper, let me start with, you know, north carolina was spared, compared to florida, but the fact is you had four fatalities, you've got some power outages, what is the situation? what is the latest? >> we had a peak of over 400,000 outages. now we're at about 33,000. we have about 48 roads closed. our hearts go out to the people who lost their lives. certainly we have avoided the worst of it, and we sympathize with the people in florida. we have offered help to them.fe we already have some logistical help on the ground in florida, and since the storm has passed north carolina, we are already in discussions with florida officials to try to make sure we help them. this is a time when we all have to pull together to make sure that people are safe.
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a lot of times people lose their lives in the aftermath, trying to repair homes, running generators. we had a man die because he was run ago generator inside a garage and died of carbon monoxide poisoning. the aftereffects are always critical and we need to pay attention to it. >> let's talk about rebuilding from his disasters. north carolina has had to it. florida has had to do it quite a few times. is it time to put more strings, when it comes to rebuilding, so that every dollar that's spend is done for resiliency, so that it's better for the next time and who should pay for that? >> north carolina has a front-row seat when it comes to the effect of climate change, and we are making sure that we've become a clean energy safg haven, and that we are paying attention to resiliency. i've done a climate risk
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assessment and resiliency plan. you have to make tough decisions when you rebuild. we've had two 500-year flood within 23 months of each other. we know that that's not true anymore. we know these areas are vulnerable. so what we are doing is making sure that we are using strategies like elevation and even buyouts. we've got into local communities that have gotten hit several times. it has just become better to make sure that we create greenspace in a place where homes and businesses used to be, to soak up water that may come from a referred flood, and then to relocate people. those are tough decisions, but they're going on right now. we need to make sure our
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electric grid is more resilient. i'm thankful for the federal help that's come in that arena. we know we'll be working on updating our grid, making sure that we are more resilient into the future. >> look, should flood insurance be mandatory in the state of north carolina at this point, iy you own a home? obviously you've been dealing with a lot of flooding risk? and should we be banning mobile home manufacturing? >> we think that mobile home manufacturing built in the right way, and sometimes elevated can be good for people to mare sure they have an affordable place to live. we are pushing, encouraging people to buy flood insurance. we know particularly in in the areas that are hit time and again, we have to be more resilient. you also have a secondary job. a year ago you thought you would expand the number of democratic governorships, are you still confident of that? n
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>> i still think we can, but remember we are swimming upstream, when you look at history, the party of the white house doesn't do well in the first mid temperature. i think in 2010 they filmed 11 governor seats, and in 2014, i think they flipped four seats. we have a lot of incumbents to defend, because in 2018, democratic governors did well. it's really important we have democratic governors across the country, particularly when you look at the effects of the ar supreme court. what we thought were constitutional rights and freedoms will now by tossed to state capitals and state legislatures.ur it matters who your governor is. so we think we have a good chance even for pickups, not just defending our area, but for pickups as well, even in historically difficult time. your organization has spent
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money to promote election deniers. are you comfortable with that? these election deniers won, and pennsylvania's poll numbers are close. if one of them wins, are you going to regret it? >> first, there were no liz z cheneys running for governor nn across this country. second, these were big frontrunners, run by big margins. it's important for the dga to make folks are reminded of these candidates' extreme positions, even during the primary. what you are seeing now is some of the candidates trying to moderate their positions. the dga's running the same message during the primaries that they are in the general he election, about the extreme nature of these candidates. the goal here is to defend our n
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democracy, to make sure we defend rights and freedoms, that we get competent people as ceose of our state, and i think it's critical that people look closely at their candidates for their governors as we approach this mid terms. >> governor roy cooper, a democratic incumbent governor who is not on the ballot this t time, you are always on the presidential cycle, and i hope p your death toll stays as it is, and we get power on soon. thank you, governor. >> thanks, chuck. if you want to help the
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victims of hurricane ian, you can donate to these organizations here. when we come back, vladimir putin's dangerous escalation, a rising nuclear threat and russia's attempts to try to pull nato into the conflict. i'll talk with the nato secretary-general, next. etary-g.
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welcome back. now to the other big stories. russia's vladimir putin is warning that he will use all means. he said the united states set a press dent for using nuclear weapons, by using them in world war ii. just hours after his speech. welcome back. now to the other big stories. russia's vladimir putin is warning that he will use all means. he said the united states set a press dent for using nuclear weapons, by using them in world war ii. just hours after his speech. ukrainian president zelenskyy said they were asking for an agency sell rated application. this follows the massive explosion that produced leaks in the nord stream pipeline. >> we're prepared to defend
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every single inch of nato territory. every single inch, so, mr. putin, don't misunderstand what i'm saying. every inns. >> nato's secretary-generalians jans stoltenberg joins me next. >> does the nord stream pipeline, if that is a russian attack, does that count as an attack on a nato nation? >> let me first express my condolences to all those effected by the during in the hurricane that has created so much damage in the united states
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over the last days. then, on the pipelines, what you have seen is a situation where two pipelines have been damaged. all evidence points against that this was sabotage, done by someone against these pipelines. what is important now is we support the ongoing investigation so we get the best possible picture of what happened and are able to establish all the facts. a deliberate attack on a cry quality nato infrastructure, will be met with a firm response from nato. >> do you think vladimir putin is trying to coax nato into this conflict? >> yes, he's tried again and again to tell a story that nato is party to the conflict and nato caused this conflict. that's absolutely wrong. first of all, this is a war that president putin has started, a war by his choice. second, nato is not part to this conflict. what we do is provide support to ukraine, an independent nation that has a right to defend itself.
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this right is enshrined in the u.n. charter, and we will continue to provide support. >> what is your concern about the threat of the nuclear threat as well? >> the rhetoric by vladimir putin is dangerous, reckless, but it's something we have heard several times before. that doesn't change the fact this is dangerous. that is also the reason why we have so clearly conveyed to president putin that in the use of nuclear weapons, without severe consequences for russia, actual, of course, change the nature of the conflict, and we also made it clear that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. and this is a message that nato and nato allies convey clearly to russia. >> you said something on friday that got our attention. you said, in, is a great risk, because that will create a world where putin will sue that, with
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impunity, he with use military force, invade a neighbors, and expand a fear of influence. inaction, what is your fee. is the nato alliance not going to respond to this illegal annexation? and should the nato alliance bond to it? respond to it? >> the best way to respond is do exactly what we do now, demonstrating leadership in providing support to ukraine, and we will continue to support ukraine with military equipment, economic/finance support, and welcomed a recent announcement by president biden of further u.s. support. we also have new announcements from germany, from france, denmark, norway, and many others. so allies are stepping up their support to ukraine. that's the best way to ensure
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that these territories, they are part of ukraine and that ukraine is actually able to liberate and retake their territory. this weekend again, we have seen they were able to take a new town, and that demonstrates the ukrainians are making progress, are able to push back the russian forces, because of their courage, their bravely and their skills, but, of course, also because of the advanced weapons
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the united states and other allies are providing. this makes a difference on the battlefield every day. >> will nato fasttrack ukraine into the alliance? >> the nato has an open-door policy, and every nation has the right to choose its own path. at the same time, any decision on membership has to be taken by consensus, all 30 allies have to agree to make such a decision, and the main focus, the top
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priority now is to support ukraine. they need more support. they need continued support, and that is the message i -- spoke to him a few days ago. that's the message from nato leaders, and also from the united states, which makes a difference and matters. >> jens stoltenberg, the secretary-general of nato, thank you for joining us. we are back, and let's bring in the panel, susan page, julio vacara, steven hays, and simone sanders townsend. let's set the table. one thing we've seen, susan
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we are back, and let's we are back, and let's bring in the panel, susan page, julio vacara, steven hays, and simone sanders townsend. let's set the table. one thing we've seen, susan page, a lot of people said let's see where the mid terms look at the end of september when democrats were feeling good at the beginning. a bunch of the key races have move. i think pennsylvania is the first we have up. the august lead for feddersman
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has shrunk. and even in georgia, we've seen rafael warnock still leads, but the lead has narrowed. so money has mattered, what's the biggest story, that republicans caught up? or that democrats haven't fallen back? >> you know, i think one thing we found abortion issues helped democrats, but now crime is helping republicans. one issue in wisconsin, the democrat candidate has been caught up in the same phenomenon. in that case, johnson has not improved. he's made higher barnes' unfavorable ratings, now more than 40% see barnes as too extreme, just like more than 40% see johnson as too extreme. >> hewlett what, what are you seeing? >> historically we know the party in government battles in
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the midterm, so we're looking at the numbers, and it looks like a good snare -- scenario still. it looks like with the economy as it is and inflation as it is, it looks so far so good for them. >> steve? >> i hi julio is right. what is notable at this point is the fact that republicans aren't doing better. look at the economy. you're tacking with right track/wrong trance, and groceries costing 13%. >> you're saying it should be a blowout already. >> yeah. mitch mcconnell said this in the past few weeks, candidates matter. they they have less appeal across the general electorate. >> simone, before you chime in, gas prices have gone down.
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that's helped democrats. guess what? the advertising against on the inflation issue has changed fred gas to another liquid. take a look. ♪♪ >> both senators can tell you the cost of a gallon of milk. >> think about the cost of breakfast today. milk is $4 a gallon. it's gone up so much. >> while wages are flat, eggs up almost 40%. even bacon is up. i take that personally. >> simone, it's funny, the gas price issue was so front and center that it did seem to, as they went down, democratic numbers went up, so you saw a shift to milk.
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>> and folks that probably hadn't been to the grocery store for a while. >> yeah, they don't look like they have done this much before. >> i think the issue of gas prices is something that the white house has a competition council, and basically a task force that meets every day. it's their job to figure out how to get prices down. their focus was gas prices for a while. it's my understanding that now they are talking about more, what is happening at the grocery store. i will say this, though. i think what i'm seeing in these races is that if you're a candying that being besieged by negative ads, the way to do something about how that's affecting the number, do a targeted look on what is working. every race that i've work, that's what the kearns have to do. they have to figure out what is
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sticking and then how they can counter that. i have no doubt that gary peters is no stranger to this. >> susan, i want to pivot a bit to donald trump. as always, his rhetoric seems to get more extreme and -- she issued a death threat -- i have no way to put it than that -- a death threat toward mcconnell. he has a death wish, must immediately seek help from his china-loving wife. very racist attack against his wife. extraordinary. >> and this is against the capitol's leading republican philadelphia. as you said, the death threat which the trump people say was meant in a rhetorical manner. >> i don't understand their spin. >> in this environment where a
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lot of congress members are getting death threats and have to spend money on security, i think it's not funny. trump is on the ballot this year in any number of these races, where re got candidates that he wanted that the democrats are now exploiting. maybe on some of these cases he'll win, but he's on the ballot as much as joe biden is. >> he's not spending his time attacking democrats, he's criticizing democrats in his rally, but he's not spending money. they have raised $100 million. where is that money going to republican candidates? >>. >> it's also interesting how
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trump is in the battle, democrats know is, and the message talks about defending democracy and criticizing trump. at the same time i think democrats are using him as an asset. of before i go, simone, i want the moment with joe biden, a clip of it and karine jean-pierre's response. >> where is jackie? i think she was going to be here. >> i just explained, she was on top of mind. you know, what we were able to witness today and what the president was ability to lift up at this conference, at this event was how her focus on wanting to deal with, combat food unsecurity in america. >> she died in a car accident in august. she was a big part of this, and
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so that's how this moment came about. simone, how would you have handled that situation? >> karine john pierre has a very tough job. i think it's very clear the president had a slip of the tongue, obviously. i'm sure he set extremely apologetic to the family of the congresswoman, if he caused them any more trouble or agony. i think everyone understands how the family is feeling. i'm sure he made it clear to them. acknowledge he had a slip of the tongue, move on, it's unfortunate, again, life is here he understands and empathize. that's what's important here. i think she did try to do that. people make mistake. >> yeah, yeah, we have all done it before. >> before we go to break, this would econ -- week's "meet the press" report, my colleague cal perry talks to a diverse group of gun owners about the safety measures they want, the ones they fear, and the impact of gun
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culture on american life. >> you're never going to get rid of the guns off the streets. that ship has sailed. it's too late. there's too many guns out here on the street. there's too many people that don't follow the rules. so lift the restrictions for people like me. >> you can watch the full episode on youtube, roku, apple tv or wherever you get nbc news. when we come back, new numbers prothe telemundo polls.
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(soft music) ♪ welcome welcome back. in 2020, the bloc is growing. our new nbc news/telemundo polls offers some clues. republicans do believe they can make some inroads. to start, this is where democrats have an advantage. they fault between the ages every 18 and 34, only a quarter of americans overall are in that group. they're less likely to have a college degree, but it is a gap that has been closing over the last deck raid. latino voters, while they lean pretty democratic, the gap isn't
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as big as in past election. if you dig a little further, there's a split in the broader electorate. it's a political divide. so even though latinos prefer democratic congress by 21 points overall, the advantage depends on where you live. urban latinos give democrats a 28-point advantage. that continues to decrease basically as you gel closer to a rural america. this is why republicans think they can make inroads in south texas. there are demographic divisions that also look similar on the
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supreme court's dobbs decision. urban latinos disapprove by 26 points, but again, as you move geographically, over half of latinos and suburbs approve. and then finally latino republicans are actually more likely to identify with donald trump over the party than the overall gop electorate. check this out. 55% of latino republicans still say they're republican more than a trump supporter, but 40% call themselves a trump supporter. in our most recent poll of republicans overall, was a 25-point gap. fascinating. up next, justice ketanji takes her post on the court. plan b helps prevent pregnancy before it starts, and it won't impact your ability to get pregnant in the future. find it yourself in the family planning aisle no prescription, no id. i've got this. ♪♪
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welcome back. i want to dig more into our poll. we did welcome back. i want to dig more into our poll. we did it with my friends here at telemundo. julio, the president's job rating was at 51% among latinos. that's actually not good for a
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democratic president. so we have a report in nevada about the biggest fear is not latinos voting republican, but latinos choosing not to vote. >> it's the fastest-growing group of voters. the numbers are there. they represent -- make up about one out of ten voters, but they're also very unhappy. the pandemic hit them very hard. the economy is hitting them very hard. inflation, they're unhappy about the job quality. if you see the main issues 3/4 trite there, the economy, the job quality. yeah, this is a concern, and also the way republicans are
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gaining space in that gap between democrats and republicans. >> a lot of people were sounding this alarm, and whether it was because of the pandemic, did the pandemic not respond well enough? was that a pandemic issue? but it now looks more acute than ever. >> i think it's important -- latino voters are persuadable. black voters are persuadable and you have to treat them as as much as. often democratic campaigns do not do that. she showed late, spripgle a couple leaflets and that the not get the job done. how much of republicans counting on latinos to get them? you look at south tex, nevada -- >> i wouldn't say republicans are counting on them, but i think they see an opportunity there. if you look at the gains they made in 2020, a number of post mortem studies show that republicans did better than expected. if you look at the way the
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economy is affecting latino voters, just like it's affecting lots of voters. there was a polling questions that 54% of latinos say they're falling behind faster than the cost of living. that's a problem for joe biden. >> susan, i want to put up latino views on roe v. wade, because what's been interesting -- what you see here is it looks like the electorate overall, the approve is 40%, but what's interesting, democrats are not talking about dobbs in south tex, the one place that's a slightly more religious conservative community. >> that's always been an entree for-toward hispanic voighters, because they are culturally more conservative. they used to be as alliance, but
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now i think they're increasingly wrilg to vote their class, they tend to be voters who do not have a college education, working in jobs that have been hard hit. i think that counts for some of the appeal, eye specially peloton latino men. >> that's something that the poll shows just how -- we -- latinos are just like any other group. it's important where they live, their age, where they come from, how they got to this country. that makes is such a diverse vote. >> the decision by governor desantis to take venezuelan migrants to martha's vineyard, how did that play in south florida? >> we will have to wait and see november 8th, but i don't think
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it was -- they didn't receive it properly. this has been a party that has been condemning governments in nicaragua and venezuela, cuba, yet you see the immigrants asking for asylum and they are just turning their backs to them. we'll wait and see for the reaction. >> it certainly seemed like a riskier decision. we appreciate you guys today. before we go, "meet the press" was honored with an emmy award this week, more than a year after protests erupted across the country following the killing of george floyd. our special broadcast was focused on schools, america and race, examination the battle over critical race theory and thousand children should learn about america's troubled racial history. we're proud of the entire team, and it is an honor for all of us. so thank you for that.
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