Transcript for Chrysler Super Bowl Ad Pro-Obama?
Super Bowl 46 officially the single most watched TV program in history. And a big win for the New York Giants but it wasn't just the action on the field that caused fireworks today. One Super Bowl -- set off some political fireworks as well. And new ABC news poll gives President Obama something to cheer about as ABC's Jake Tapper explains. The -- from Chrysler ran during halftime of the Super Bowl and featured Clint Eastwood talking about how it was also at halftime lead in America when people just trying a little something about. They almost lost everything what we all pulled together -- -- now motor city is fighting again. Next time America. Second half is about to Begin. The -- immediately became a political football with aides to President Obama tweeting -- out approvingly. Embracing it as -- -- -- president Obama's auto industry bailout. It does point out a simple fact which is that. The automobile industry in this country was on its back and so he made the decisions he made. And believes they were the right decisions Republicans pounced on the status of auto -- making it inappropriate presidential pay back the leadership of the auto companies feel they need to do something to repay their political patrons I was frankly offended but I'm. Chrysler insists the ad was -- political and Eastwood davis' Republican New -- history was decidedly not trying to make Obama's day. I'm certainly not politically affiliated with mr. Obama he told Fox News today. If Obama or any other politician wants to run with the spirit of that and go for it. Republicans are throwing a flag on the play because Republican front runner Mitt Romney a little -- the bailout. A new ABC news Washington Post poll shows even with massive unemployment. President Obama would beat Romney in a head to head matchup 51 to 45%. Romney has the edge on handling the deficit and a majority 53%. Disapprove of the president's handling of the economy they favor however Obama on handling taxes and that's an issue area to watch when Democrats are -- there Clinton Obama they win. And when they trail Dukakis Kerry they lose. Obama leads -- partly because two thirds of the public don't think Romney. -- his fair share in taxes since he paid that lower 15% rate for investments. These relatively bad numbers for Romney raised the question -- has this primary battle. Done irreparable harm to him 31% of Americans have a favorable opinion of him -- 49%. Haven't unfavorable impression that seems high but is this true of all candidates after a bruising primary you know this is high even compared to other candidates at this point -- -- tough primary battles whether. Obama or John McCain or John Kerry or George W. Bush. These are bad numbers from Iran some cautionary numbers out there tonight thank you -- good to have it appears.
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