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from making that the law of the land was president obama's veto pen. [applause] and every one of them had promised to sign such a bill. you know what that means. parenthood is threatened, the health of women too, all of men, across our country, is threatened. ,ust like here in new hampshire when the executive council voted to defund planned parenthood. without the affordable care act, 19 million americans would lose health care they would be free to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, free to go back to charging women more for our health care than men.
so, clearly we cannot let that happen. and therefore we need a democratic nominee who will be able to beat the republicans and get the job done for americans. i shudder to think about what the republicans would do if given the chance. we know any republican president would accelerate the assault on access to safe and legal abortion. and think about this. the next president could easily appoint more than one justice to the supreme court. already the court is getting ready to consider a texas law that imposes burdensome and medically unnecessary requirements on abortion providers.
if these restrictions are allowed to stand, 5.4 million women will be left with just 10 health centers across that huge expanse of texas that provide necessary services and the effects of that decision would ripple out across our country. it is the biggest challenge to roe vs. wade in a generation. the court will also review another challenge to the affordable care act birth-control benefit. remember the hobby lobby decision that made it possible for a woman's employer to limit her health care choices? well, that fight is not over either. access to affordable birth control is still hanging in the balance at the supreme court. now, if a republican wins this election and gets the chance to stack the supreme court with
right-wing justices, together, they will accelerate the move to take america in the wrong direction on so many issues you and i have fought for and many americans now take are granted, they want to strip away workers rights and make it harder to organize. they want to turn back the clock on voting rights and lgbt right. they want to further gut campaign-finance reform and let billionaires and corporations keeps buying our elections. a republican will not do what is necessary to ensure that women finally get equal pay for the work we do. they all want to cut taxes further for the super rich and get out of the way of corporations. 2015 was the second hottest year on record, but some republican
candidate still deny that climate change even exists. you know what they say. well, i'm not a scientist. [laughter] secretary clinton: well, there is an easy answer to that. go talk to a scientist. and you know -- [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: in fact, on all of these issues, i do not know who they's and their time talking to or listening to. honest to goodness, they do not agree with anything i'm advocating for -- raising the minimum wage, combating climate change, raising incomes for working americans. i've seen them talking to people. i have concluded they have this group of actors that move from place to place. no one stands up and says what i hear from the thousands of people i listen to. so, you don't have to take it from me though. they are saying it all themselves. they are telling you exactly
what they'll do if they get elected. and you know what? we should believe them. we should believe them because they are so far out in saying what they will do, they will be held to it, and some of them even believe it. so that is why we have to know exactly where we stand, and i want you to know where i stand. first of all, i will always defend planned parenthood and -- [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: and i will say, consistently and proudly, planned parenthood should be funded, supported, and appreciated, not undermined, misrepresented, and demonized. i believe -- [applause] secretary clinton: i believe we
need to protect access to safe and legal abortion, not just in principle, but in practice. any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all. not when patients and providers have to endure harassment and intimidation just to walk into a health center. not when -- [applause] secretary clinton: not when making an appointment means taking time off from work, finding childcare, and driving halfway across your state, not when providers are required by state law to recite misleading information to women in order to shame and scare them, and not as long as we have laws on the books like the hyde amendment, making it harder for low income women to exercise their full rights. [applause]
secretary clinton: now, when i talk like this, and i do often -- [laughter] secretary clinton: republican say i am playing the gender card. well, if fighting for each pay, paid leave, and planned parenthood is playing the gender card, deal me in. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: so i want you also to know, i will always stand up for access to affordable contraception without interference from politicians are lawyers. birth-control is basic health care, and it plays a vital role in the health of millions of women and their families. i waged a fight with my good friend, senator patty murray from washington, when i was in
the senate in order to make sure that emergency contraception could be over-the-counter. and we -- [applause] secretary clinton: we waged that battled for years. we held up a bush appointee that the fda -- to the fda, and we finally one. --won. i promise you i will never give up and i will never back off. and i will support comprehensive, inclusive sex education. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: for goodness sakes, people deserve accurate information. i thought we were an open society. well, we will make sure that is true across the board.
and i will defend and improve the affordable care act. you may remember as first lady, i fought to give every american access to affordable, quality health care, and i still have the scars to prove it. and when the insurance companies and the drug companies and their allies blocked our way, i was disappointed, but not discouraged. i went back to work with leaders on both sides of the aisle to create the children's health insurance program to provide coverage for 8 million children and two decades later, i was so proud to be part of president obama's administration when he signed the affordable care act into law. [applause]
secretary clinton: as your president, i will do more to bring down costs for families and ease ordinance on small businesses and make sure consumers happy choices you deserve. no one in america should have to choose between getting health care and paying the rent. we can fix this. but only if we elect a president who has what it takes to get the job done for american families. to take on issues as big as the world and as small as your kitchen table. i have been fighting for women and families my entire life. i will go anywhere, anytime, to meet with anyone, and work my heart out to find common ground, but i will stand my ground. i'm not going to let anyone rip away the progress we have made. that is why hedge fund billionaires are already running ads against me. that is why the koch brothers are promising to spend whatever it takes to stop me.
they know that i will defeat their right-wing, top-down agenda that is so bad for america. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: now donald trump and ted cruz and their powerful friends may be trying to drag us back to the stone age, but we've got our sites set on the future. because in spite of the challenges we face, i believe our best days are ahead of us. there is so much we can do together. just look at planned parenthood, every single day at health centers across america. people are doing extraordinary things together. community came together to mourn. the very next day, planned parenthood staff got up and went to work in colorado and across the country, providing birth control, std testing, cancer
sometimes under enormous stress and pressure. when a man who never should have been allowed to have a gun in the first place killed three people at the planned parenthood in colorado springs, the community came together to mourn. the very next day, planned parenthood staff got up and went to work in colorado and across the country, providing birth control, std testing, cancer screenings, and yes, abortion services. every time a patient calls to ask if they can still come in for their appointment, there was only one response -- these doors stay open. those four words -- [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: those four words sum up everything you need to know about planned parenthood, don't they? when you are standing up for what is right, you keep going. i was raised by a mother who had a difficult childhood. she was abandoned, mistreated, out on her own as a housemaid by the time she was 14. but she never stopped believing
the future could be better. she never stopped being grateful for the second, third, and fourth chances people gave her in our country. and now i have this amazing 15-month-old granddaughter and i think about her every day. and of course i will do whatever i can to make sure she has every opportunity in life. but here is what i have concluded now that i am a member of the grand parent club. [laughter] secretary clinton: that's not enough. it really matters what kind of country she grows up in and what kind of world is waiting for her. it matters not just that my grandchild can realize the promise of america, but that every child and grandchild has the same opportunity. together -- [applause] secretary clinton: together we can have the america that we all
believe is possible. and i need your help to do that. i need your help starting here in the new hampshire primary and the iowa caucus. we can win this election. we can build this better future. we need a future where a father can tell his daughter, you can be anything you want to be, including president of the united states. thank you all very much. [cheers and applause] ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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announcer: c-span takes you on the road to the white house. att access to the candidates town hall meetings, speeches, rallies, and meets-and-grades. as always, every campaign week cover is available on our website, c-span.org. a review of the iowa caucuses scheduled for february 1. this is just under 30 minutes. journal" continues. host: we continue to focus on iowa. the first of the nation caucus schedule from three weeks from tomorrow. after a dramatic say, can ben
carson hang on to his 9% in iowa? one of the questions we would like to ask j. ann selzer, joining us from des moines. good morning. guest: good morning. host: three weeks to go before the caucuses, and the polls show a tight race in the republican side between donald trump and ted cruz. i think there are a couple of polls out today showing exactly that. we do not have a recent poll out, so i cannot really speak to any of my own data, but with these polls are saying, at that race, it looks pretty tight. our last poll had a 10 point raise with ted cruz at 31. he did not care for that poll. host: according to this headline -- guest: he meaning donald trump. this yes, according to headline with ben carson, is evading based on what you are hearing and seeing? guest: ben carson is a former
front runner, so he is not in the top two which means he has faded. the question is, will the people who really have sort of catapulted up, will they hold on to him to keep him in the top three? we do not know. host: let me have you respond to a donald trump said yesterday in iowa, one of two stops as he campaigned across your stay, and he talked about the polls. >> i love iowa. we had to really well. the polls have just said we are even. i amre the only one where even. we're winning every single national and state poll. we are even here, that will not happen, right? even is no good. i have a feeling we will surprise a lot of people on february 1. a lot of people will be surprised. [applause] host: donald trump in iowa yesterday.
do you want to elaborate on what he was saying? guest: donald trump, as i understand, begins every speech he gives by reciting where he stands in the polls and commenting on them, the first half of his stump speech, so it is not surprising to hear them talk about it. in december when we showed him down, one of the few polls showing him not leading, and he said that the pollsters in iowa do not like him. i wrote a little op-ed for the des moines register, which i made very clear that my feelings for donald trump had not changed since august when he led in our polls, so i think he is very particular about where he wants to stand in the polls and to the extent that that influences the people in his audiences to be more receptive to taking part in announcing their loyalty to him. maybe that is a good strategy for him?
host: in "the wall street journal," the landscape of the gop contest and it does break down iowa, new hampshire and south carolina. thanpoints out that more half, 50 7%, other republicans identify themselves as evangelical and born again christians. not, they describe themselves as very conservative, only 17% described themselves as moderate to liberal. what does that tell you about the makeup of the republican caucus goers on february 1? guest: i think you are citing the 2012 entrance polls. host: right. guest: we know that the evangelical conservative community is a better than average job at turning out their supporters, so when we do the polling, their numbers are not quite that high. we see that they come in higher in terms of who actually shows up on caucus night, so that is
an organizational element. on the moderate side, it is a matter of that feeling of do i want to go and spend a couple of hours in a room where i am going to be -- my views are not going to be reflected in what the republican platform is going to be about? what has, a lot of the time, taken a caucus night doing. say, there are plenty of votes in be had, the most votes any republican candidate ever got was mike huckabee, about 41,000 votes, doesn't seem that high, there are 41,000 moderates in the state and plenty more, couldn't they be organized and his answer was, the reason we are moderates is we don't want to show up. gettinglittle bit about candidates. you can see the challenge, getting candidate score on the more moderate side. how do they organize a group that is reluctant to be organized? formeret's talk about
president bill clinton campaigning last thursday in iowa and
hillary clinton was there earlier in the week. this new spot now on the air in your state. >> i am donald trump and i approve this message. >> the politicians can pretend it is something else, but donald trump cosan radical islamic terrorism. that is why he is calling for a temporary shutdown of muslims entered the united states until he can figure out what is going on. he will cut the head up isis, stop the oil, and stop illegal immigration by building a wall on the southern border that mexico will pay for. >> we will make america great again. host: i apologize for that, that is the donald trump had. in the moment, we will show you the hillary clinton ad. let's go to gary from indiana. caller: good morning. and is gary from indiana,
want to extend our condolences and the lady from freeport, louisiana, got less you -- god bless you. bernie sanders is no doubt the most suitable candidate for this position. i have done the homework, and this man understands the middle class and the poor, he respects humanity unlike the ones who own nothing but money. money -- i want you to hear me out there -- i am rooting for you. he is the best man for the job and you are going to win. man -- [singing] -- you are the man. i will see you. host: gary excited in indiana. guest: what you hear there is a fervency that i think is
reflected when you watch any of the bernie sanders' events. initially, when he first started campaigning, there was pent-up demand. have peopleic party who wanted to feel good about being democrats. they have bad eight years of the democrats even beat up on and feeling as though they did not have a strong voice of their. here comes bernie sanders, unapologetic democratic socialist, he says, and it just sort of made all of those inclinations inside a lot of democrats, including an iowa, just kind of surge with, yes, this is the party i wish to have for a long time. he has been able to sustain that level of fervency. perhaps is even growing on it. our last poll in iowa had hillary clinton up by nine points. waswould take that if she
the anticipated nominee, she could command a bigger lead than that, so he is holding his own, i would say, in terms of how he is performing in iowa, and i think it is because of that fervency. host: go ahead. guest: i was just going to add one more thing. we did a poll a few months ago where we wondered to know if the support for bernie sanders was a stop hillary vote. there was some question of, do they really support this person or is this an anti-hillary vote? over 90% of the people who said that bernie sanders was their first choice said, this is for bernie sanders and not against hillary clinton, so there is something he
is tapping into and it is pulling at the right strings are him. host: here is that hillary clinton ad. >> if there is one thing i have , as the rising fall,
there are people there for you. [indiscernible] i believe that she will win. i believe that she will win. >> people ask me, where should they go and where should they not go. we need you. ♪ [chanting] >> i believe that she will win. >> the proof is in the voting. we have got to be out there every single day. we need you. host: bill clinton in that spot for the hillary clinton campaign. how important of
the circuit is
c4 hillary clinton -- of a surrogate is he for hillary clinton? guest: he is very popular in iowa, even at the depth of his impeachment proceedings when he was president. his approval rating as president was always quite high, 60's to 70%, and he never fell below 50% in his approval rating by president. he has been able to withstand negative problems and keep that turned around. his popularity has never really faded all that much. people are always interested in hearing what bill clinton has the say, seeing what bill clinton has the say. the most important part of that message was a plea for people to show up. my sense is that there is a little bit in the hillary clinton vote that is more
resigned than enthusiastic. you do not have the fervency on the hillary clinton side. if you do not have fervency, you will glory about whether those people will show up. this was a plea to make it, take the steps that we needed to take in order to support hillary clinton. host: hillary clinton will be in new hampshire related to it, receiving the endorsement of planned parenthood and we will have live coverage of that at about 4:00 p.m. eastern time in new hampshire. charlie from tennessee, democrat line with j. ann selzer. caller: i would like to ask j. ann selzer, the republican caucuses have turned up for people like mike huckabee, rick santorum a couple times, and michele bachmann, none of whom lynch went on -- none of who went on to win elections. why does she think that has happened?
guest: let me clarify that michele bachmann won the straw poll, a event that used to happen, she came in fifth, i think, in the last caucus. we will take her off the table. the thing for people to understand is that no state looks at more candidates than iowa does. at one point, there were 17 candidates, and the job that iowans are handed in this assignment is to sort of figure out, well, what is the upper to year, what is the bottom tier? the people who end up on the bottom tier end up leaving the race before the caucuses or shortly after, like mike huckabee has already said, if he does not come in in the upper tier, he will leave the race at that time. that is a job islands have to do. in terms of whether the exact won by and rick santorum a handful of votes, mitt romney
was the one who ended up coming in second, and he went on to get the nomination and run a good campaign for president. george w. bush was the winner for the iowa caucuses. is it a perfect record? givennow that it could be how large the field of candidates are. by the time we get to other states it is down to a couple of candidates. field this biggest year, it will be more a matter of who exceeds expectations other than anything else. donald trump and ted cruz are close, if one of them is 10 points ahead, that will be meaningful. if there is a definite third-place candidate who came out of the pack, who are not been performing well, that will
.e meaningful it is that momentum at the end for the catapult will be in the end. on serious xm on channel 124, and also extremely on the web, we are talking iowa politics with holster j. ann lsterr -- with holster pol j. ann selzer. host: next caller. caller: i have a simple question. iowa, if you are a republican, you have a republican candidate. if you look at a democrat ballot, you have democrat, independent, farm labor party, green party, democratic
socialist, so on and so forth. white? is that -- why is that? i never understood. can you answer that? guest: if you are talking about the general election ballot in november where the entire country is coding, all of the candidates who are listed on that ballot are the candidates eligible in iowa to be listed on that ballot. while you may think of some of those as more left-leaning, if you think about the green party that candidate have to qualify to get on the ballot. there could be other parties that would organize to also get on the ballot, but the fact that there are multiple parties represented means there were not organizations, petitions signed, the paperwork done for this candidate to get on the ballot. was a huge there number of people who filed with the fec to be considered candidates for president.
i think it is over 1000. not many of them are going to end up doing the work to actually get on state ballots. i hope that corrects the misperception. host: bob from germantown, maryland, independent line. caller: i would like to point out that the democrats seem to always like to divide america. my question is, if a person, it would be, if a person, what of hows it is a yours much money a person makes if you are happy? guest: i would say in our polling question, we ask about how much people care or how they sort of rate the importance of the issue of income inequality. i think that is what you are speaking to. partye tapping into the divide on that.
for democrats, the tendency is to say that is a very important issue for candidates to address in this debate, and republicans bring that much lower. it may be just a matter of the ideology that says this is an issue to be solved, the climbing middle-class whereas on the look, put side, yourself out by the bootstraps. it is more ideology than anything else. pollsteras legendary explains what makes it the best in the business. what is your secret? , and: there might be sauce i don't mind the saucy part of that, but it is not really a secret. we publish our methodology. what we try to do is inject as much science as we possibly can into how we draw our samples, how we decide who we are going to count as a likely caucus-goers and it is all there
in the tiny little type every time we publish a pull, which is required. it is really no secret. it is a tough job because it is a little incident event. not that many people show up on caucus night, so you are calling and thinking up on a lot of people who say, maybe i will go, but that does not qualify them for us. it is a hard job, and expensive job, and we try to do it in a way that gives us our best shot at getting the opinions of what looks like across section of people who will show up on caucus night. host: with a growing majority having cell phones and no land lines, kind to connect with those potential caucus-goers and voters? guest: we are able to call cell phones and there is some figure more outback was along with that, but in the older days when people were charged called by
call by call on their cell phones, those days are pretty much over. the problem with cell phones is that when you call someone on a cell phone, where are they? are they in a situation where they could answer a pull? when you call someone on their landline, where are they? they are at home. the chances that they have a moment at that time and in that place to answer the phone call are much higher. the issue about being able to connect with cell phones has pretty much been resolved. host: let's go to arnold from north carolina, democrat line. caller: good morning. nice necktie, as usual. [laughter] i am alling because democrat and my biggest issue right now -- when the primary comes here to north carolina, i don't know if it will be expectant or anything,
i tell these young people that i will vote for bernie sanders because he sticks with what i want. i tell them, but when the general election gets around here, i am going to vote for whoever the democrats nominate. they tell me, why? i said because you watch trump ism on tv, trump rallies and it mirrors 1930 germany. it is scary, very scary. i am so afraid now. i have been -- i would have watched this show a long time -- i watched this show a long time and we say every election, this is the most important election. this is an extremely important election. they suppress the black vote, people's vote, and they have doubled our work down to, but i
will get through and work through this. there will be no deep couch sitting going on as long as i am reading there. -- breathing air. host: thank you. a poll showing that bernie sanders essentially dead even with hillary clinton, a three-point advantage over bernie sanders. with these numbers and the caller's sentiment, j. ann selzer, your response. guest: i think there is a pretty good alignment between bernie sanders and hillary clinton supporters. we ask first and second choice, so it somebody drops out of the race, we know where that might go. on the democratic side, as dennis goldford might have make clear, if your candidate does not have 15% of the people in the room, they will have to move around a bit. and hisnders supporters second choice is usually hillary clinton.
we are talking about caucuses, that at least anecdotally, there are people who are bernie sanders supporters today who feel an affinity for donald trump. i think it has to do with changing or the wish to change government and the way it functions. they feel like that is what the last several elections have been about but nothing has changed as much as they wish. i sort of feel that what he is talking to with the younger people is that if it is not bernie sanders, they feel like they will be free agents to go and vote as they like, and he is trying to corral them into the democratic lane. it might be a harder job to do that this year. host: you can get more information on this new polak nbc news.com. this is the headline -- "that get back in iowa and new hampshire for the democratic side of the aisle." ted cruz with a slight lead.
sonja is joining us from miami beach, independent. caller: i am very concerned because usually, i want to make sure this time that donald trump wins because he is the only one who will be strong enough and fight strong enough for this country. obama's communist agenda of seven years, we need somebody who was ready to fight. and the strength to repair all the damage obama did. host: thank you. a strong donald trump supporter. think that is one of the ways in which donald trump, for toric we, has commended the place in the contest he has, which is that his brand's strength. all of the other candidates are measured against the trump yardstick in terms of how strong do they come across and how
strong to they appear. to me, my background academically is in communication theory and understanding how audiences reacted rings and understanding how public order doors try to make her imprint -- public orators try to make their imprint on the audience. he has been able to command a position of strength, whatever the topic might be, and there is country,in this especially in this republican contest to feel as though the nation is strong, which says that they have a feeling that it has not been strong. if you think about his tagline -- make america stronger again -- it presents the problem. the problem is that we are not strong and the solution is he will make the nation strong again. it is speaking to people and they are very full hearted about their support for that. host: when it comes time to
caucus night, you expect the turn out to be what? guest: [laughter] so far, we are seeing in our numbers a slight increase in the number of people who said they are first-time caucus-goers over what we would have seen before. that is a little hit of an indicator around 25% of people on each side who say this will be their first caucus. that is where we were in 2007, so about a month out, it was not until our final poll on the democratic side that we saw 60% say that this would be their first caucus. that was the alarm, the turnout was going to be exceptionally bigger than it had been any other time. we worried about that number and whether that was correct and the entrance poll that night said 57%. polls are not very useful in looking at turnout expectations