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clinton in the hawkeye state. plus, a brand new cbs news battleground tracker tells us how voters are making their final choices. we've got the snow cleared off the satellite, it's all coming up on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs good morning welcome to "face the nation" i'm john dickerson. at least 19 people have died as a result of the storm that has tripled the east coast. some 80 million people have been affected we begin here in washington. >> good morning, john. the story of the storm varied by geography but here in washington, it brought us more snow thahawe typically get in an entire year. when the blizzard conditions finally lifted, the nation's capital was blanked in roughly with feet of snow turning the usually green national mall to a sea of frigid white. one western suburb reported 39 inches of snow from the monster storm that pounded the washington, d.c. area for 36
stretches of three interstates overnight banning all nonemergency vehicles. the blizzard hit the south first dumping snow and ice knocking out power to thousands. more than 10,000 flights have been cancelled since friday as blizzard made its way north. flights to washington and new york are expected to resume until some time monday. washington subway and buses aren't running as the great dig out finally begins. further north the storm caused huge 500 car back up on the pennsylvania turnpike, among those stranded for entire day was bus carrying the temple university girl's gymnastics team. in washington region not known for its response to snowstorms the big question will the city be ready to open for business on monday. or will weather gridlock start the the week. >> dickerson: thanks, chris. in new york city with story hit harder than first expected. marlie?
totals reached 26.8 inches. just shy of the record set back in 2006, cars are back on the roads this morning, bridges and tunnels are open but yesterday the city was on lockdown. new york city mayor bill deblack yes banned travel until 7:00 a.m. this morning. >> this is a very big deal. >> on buses and most trains were also stopped. more than two feet of record breaking snow and ice blanketed new york city. hurricane force winds created white out conditions. new york governor andrew question know declared a state of emergency then jumped into action to help a motorist stuck in the snow. but not everyone was so lucky. there were more than 400 accidents, none of them fatal. there was some disappointment on broadway, shows were cancelled yesterday and ticket holders had to find other ways to weather
officials said more than 25 0 snow plows were deployed to clear roads. while there has been a lot of progress, the mayor says things won't get back to normal here before the start of the work week tomorrow. >> dickerson: marlie hall in new york, thanks. and on jersey shore. >> good morning, john. historic blizzard brought more than snow look at the water it is rising here along the jersey shore that is what a lot of people were concerned about, some of the streets in the neighborhood i'm standing in are flooded. you can barely see there's actually a bench under water behind me. now, the ocean waters reached high tide last night and this morning causing the water to rise at nearby inlet and bay that's put hundreds ever homes at risk. coastal flooding remains a concern this morning, the national weather service expects road flooding and minor to moderate property damage. conditions have improved since
ice flowed down this street in ocean city and officials in at least one shore town issued a mandatory evacuation. governor chris christie who left the campaign trail friday in new hampshire because of the storm, said this was his 17th snow emergency in six years. we know how to do this. right now, a state of emergency is still in effect here in new jersey, waters are expected to recede, issue today is cleaning up the snow and of course assessing the overall damage. john. >> dickerson: for us on the jersey shore. thanks. we turn now to campaign 2016 our new battleground tracker results. donald trump is back on top in our iowa tracking. he's at 39%. ted cruz behind him by just five points at 34%. marco rubio running third at 13% the rest are at 5% and below.
with 34% compared to ted cruz at 16%. rubio at 14. kasich at 10. rest of the field at 7% or less. in south carolina, the story is much the same, trump ahead 40%, cruz in second with 21%. rubio in third with 13. the others are ated% or less. bad weather kept snowed in here in washington and unable to sit down with donald trump in person so he is joining us by phone this morning from iowa. good morning, mr. trump, thanks for joining us. you said yesterday you could shoot someone on fifth avenue wouldn't lose voters. you're that confident? >> well, i have a very great group of people, john. i have people that are so loyal that it's been so reported, even in your poll. but in a lot of polls they do that to loyalty factor. my factor is up when you add it all up it's close to 90% these are people ha that just won't leave. they will not leave. i love my people.
it's a great thing. far greater loyalty than any other candidate by double, triple, quadruple. i love my people. >> dickerson: on one hand you have your people this week on the other hand you have the national review putting out a special issue trying to convince people not to support you, not to vote you, why do you think they did that? what was their arenaing? >> it's a failing magazine, number one. they need publicity. they are people that most of whom i don't know. most of whom -- don't forget i've been in business, i've made a lot of money, which i'm going to do for the country now. i've been focuseded on jobs and money and deals, that's what i do. that's what the country needs. these are people for the most part i don't know. i don't even know who most of them are. i don't want to know who most of them are. they are just people that are i guess trying to save a magazine that is close to closing up. they get publicity, i think i plays into what i'm saying because it shows the divisiveness. they backed romney, he lost.
they don't'tnow how to win. i'm not sure they want to win they just want to stay relevant. they're very irrelevant. >> dickerson: they make argument that ted cruz which is that your not, this is phrase that common sis than conservative. that you have changed your positions on some things over time. what is your response to that critique? >> usually i just evoke the name ronald reagan. ronald reagan was fairly liberal democrat, he evolved over years and became more and more conservative. he was not a very conservative person but he was pretty conservative. he ended up being a great president. and i have evolved on many issues. there are some issues very much the same. i've been constant on many issues, but i have evolved. i think evolved through experience and through you grow older you see things, you watch thing, you study things. ronald reagan the exact same thing. he was much more liberal than i was. he was fairly liberal. lot of people don't know that.
president, but he did become a great president. >> dickerson: what is your definition of conservative? >> well, i think it's a person that doesn't want to take risks. i think that's a good thing. a person that wants to in terms of government i'm talking about. person that wants to conserve, a person that wants to in financial sense balance budgets. a person that feels strongly about the military and i feel very strong low about the military. and you have some of these amy they don't even want to focus on the military. our military is falling apart i feel very -- i have always felt very strongly about the military. by the way, if you look at vision, the word vision, i was the one that said, take the oil, i've been saying that for years, take the oil, let's take the oil. nobody would listen then all of a sudden after paris they started saying maybe that's right we'll take the oil. they still don't take the proper way. i was -- which is a little bit different than normal conservative. but i was very much opposed to
lot of these guys were all for the war in iraq look what's that has got it. spent $2 trillion, now handing iraq over, just handing over to iran. iran is going to take over iraq i said that was going to happen. i said that years ago. in 2003 that iran will take over iraq was largest oil reserves in the world that's not a conservative position. when i was saying, don't go into iraq i'm a very militaristic person, i'm very much into the military, will build our military better and stronger, that's the -- opposed to what we have now. i was opposed to the war in iraq. most conservatives, let's go gung-ho. everyone of them wanted the war in iraq. look what it us. >> dickerson:let me ask you about ted cruz, you wouldn't vote for ted cruz, but you pledged to support the party's nominee. >> it depends where he's f. he's
he in my opinion, i mean it's looking more and more as you notice tup constitutional lawyers say he was born in canada. he didn't tell people. he said he didn't know about it until 15 months ago he was a canadian citizen. he was joint with the united states but he was a canadian citizen until 15 months ago. he was united states senator, i guess nobody figured this out, he was citizen of canada. and lot of people now are saying he was born in canada. he was born on canada soil or canadian soil. and he cannot run. as you though, i guess you probably heard last night illinois is looking at it very seriously may not even let him run in illinois they feel strongly about it. others are looking apt it very seriously. yeah, if he got the nomination, if everything was fine i would vote for ted cruz. i'd go for ted cruz. >> dickerson: you would vote for him. >> i was putting that in relationship to his place of birth. real question whether or not ted
i will tell you, the first thing if he got the nomination, first thing that would happen democrats will bring a lawsuit against him, large tribe of harvard and many other people, many people beyond have come down and said he's not entitled to run. it's got to -- whether he gets declare for rejudgment from the courts he's got to trait enthat out. there's a big p fat question mark. >> dickerson: to be clear you would vote for ted cruz if he would be the nominee. somebody else thinking about, michael bloomberg you said yesterday, i love it. if he -- him getting in the race, why would you love it? >> i know michael very well, i'd love to compete against michael. i know him very well. i think he might very well get in the race. i would love to have him get in the race. >> dickerson: one of the things -- >> he's very opposite on me with guns and pro life and he's opposite on lot of things. i would love to have michael get in the race. but i don't know if he's going to do it. but i hope he does. i would love to compete against
>> dickerson: get in the race, he's thinking because you're doing so well. it would be counter balance you. >> that would be good. that's a good thing. i would love to have michael get in the race. michael has been a friend of mine over the years. perhaps we're not friends any more. he's wanted to do this for a long time. he never pulled the trigger, we'll see if he does right now. i would personally love to compete with michael plumeberg. >> dickerson: speaking of mayors, you supported bill deblasio -- >> i never supported him. i said i think he's going to win. because i saw the kind of competition that he had. i never supported bill. i never supported -- glenn beck said i supported barack obama he had to apologize because he picked up somebody's phony website where they do this. they said donald trump supported barack obama. he's saying that -- came down very strongly with him last week
committee i raised lot of money for john mccain i was 100% behind -- i kept hearing that this stupid person, i mean he's a failed person, he's a mess. he was going around saying i was voting for barack obama. do you believe that i would vote for barack obama? believe me. is he he -- he issued apology when he found out he got duped. he got duped by some trickster. >> dickerson: the quote, i think strongly that he'll end up being good mayor maybe very good mayor. i just wondered why you thought that -- >> i did say that because i deal in new york. frankly i hope he was a good mayor, turned out to be a terrible mayor he doesn't know what he's doing. he's incompetent. when he first got elected -- that's not supporting him. obviously i have many building in new york, i have tremendous business in new york. it's nice to see guy, if he gets in but i never supported him. i would never support him with his issues. but what i did say good luck. congratulations. i hope he's going to be a good mayor. i hope.
he's not a good mayor, he's a terrible mayor. >> dickerson: thanks very much. >> that's not supporting somebody. rooting somebody on. i have to live with him. i have many building in new york. i have a big business in new york. i wish he were good but he's not. >> dickerson: all right. thank you very much, mr. trump. we look forward -- >> thank you, john. dickerson: look forward to seeing you in person for the broadcast. >> i look forward to it, too. dickerson: we'll be back in a minute. the future belongs to the fast. and to help you accelerate, we've created a new company... one totally focused on what's next for your business. the true partnership where people,technology and ideas push everyone forward. accelerating innovation. accelerating transformation. accelerating next. hewlett packard enterprise.
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expected to sort her in the primary versus only 38% for sanders. senator sanders joins us now from the campaign trail in dubuque. i want to start with that difference between iowa and new hampshire and south carolina. the political report looked at the rest of the states after iowa and new hampshire found they didn't have as many liberals as the first two states. the question is, can you go the distance even if you win in iowa and new hampshire? >> well, john, let me just say that the poll in south carolina was 60 to 38. if that's the case it is showing making huge gains. i feel confident that if w w can win here in iowa and new hampshire, those are tough races, i thinknke stand excellent chance to win in south carolina and nevada. if you look at the polling recently, i could tell you because i have been to south carolina, we have lot of momentum on the ground. i think picking up more and more african american support frankly
out this week which is you and simon and garfunkel song "america" what does that ad mean for you? >> what that ad is about is to talk about the fact that, yes, we come together as a country. we have so much strength, so many extraordinary people that as we come together there is nothing that we cannot accomplish. we are the wealthiest country in the history of the world we should not have. highest rate of childhood poverty only country that doesn't guarantee paid family and medical leave. when we come together, that is what it is. a beautiful song, i think the target is beautiful. tackle the real problems facing our nation. we can accomplish enormous things. >> dickerson: here is how bill clinton characterized your campaign he said, quote, this other guy's madder than he is,
feels authentic, his slogans are easier to say. your reaction. >> the american people are angry, john. people are angry because they don't understand why they have to work longer hours for lower wages in almost all income going to the top 1%. they are angry because their kids are leaving school $50,000 in debt. and they're rack degree because they are seeing united states having a nation in which elderly people are trying to make it on $13,000 on social security. people are asking why. i share that anger. >> dickerson: what president clinton touching on something that liberal writers in the new york magazine and paul in the "new york times." they say there's too much idealism in your campaign, don't let idealism veer into self destructive, self indulgence. what is your reaction to this
much here. >> i am not offering too much. you know,ohn, i think that's really unfair criticism. to say that we should make public colleges and universities tuition free. as many other countries are doing, pay for that through tax on wall street, to say that do away with loopholes that allow corporations to put their money in the cayman islands, pay nothing in federal income taxes. that is not a utopian pie in the sky idea. that's exactly. we are the only major country that doesn't guarantee healthcare to all people as a right. to say that have medicare for all single pair, that is what every other major country is doing, guaranteeing health care. what has happened over the years we have become so conservative, we have been dominated so much by wall street and big money interests, that people are forgetting what we can do and what we should do. yes, i do believe that wealthiest people harshest
their fair share of taxes, that's what the american people want. that's not utopian. >> dickerson: switch to policy. i was struck by reading 200 quote from howard dean another liberal vermont democrat who campaigned on understanding the gun culture. and he said this about gun control. just let the states do what they want get it off the democratic 'general d. do you believe that basically that in the end that gun control issue is not really one for the president but something for the states to decide? >> no. i don't believe that. i don't believe at all. way back when back in 1988 when i first ran for congress, i may have lost a statewide election by three points, because i said i thought it was a bad idea for us to be selling military-style assault weapons in this country. what we have these horrific mass killings, when people walk into a church and start shooting people, walk into a school, this is an issue that we have got to deal with. i support what president obama
the gun show loophole we have to strengthen the instant background checks. our goal as a nation, i think overwhelming support for this, john, to make sure that guns do not fall into the hands of people who should not have them. people who are -- have criminal backgrounds, people who are mentally ill. >> dickerson: let me ask you about health care, your health care plan, one of the criticisms that the national health care plan in other places is, maybe people can be covered but the waiting time to get -- to see a doctor can be long and excruciatingly long what is your solution to that criticism? >> look, fact of the matter is, it's not only in america that we have 29 million people without any health insurance. john, they wait a very long time to get health care, sometimes they just don't get it at all. the other crisis that we face we have even more people who have large deductibles and copayments. they also hesitate about going
we are now spending almost three times more than british, 50% more than the french who guarantee healthcare to all of their people. in my view, the medicare for single payer system can guarantee quality health care for all of our people and at the same time save middle class families thousands of dollars a year. so, if you want comprehensive health care, if you want to make sure that people can go to the doctor when they need to go to the doctor, i think medicare for all program is the way to go. >> dickerson: senator sanders we'll have to leave it there. thanks for joining us. we'll be back in a moment. jake reese, "day to feel alive"
>> trump coming back in iowa to retake the lead, cruz had it last month. he does this by, number one, hanging on to his own support which is right, it has been remarkably durable. he's gained evangelicals, gained with tea party voters. interestingly doing better throughout the week of polling, maybe there's endorsements early in the week, palin endorsement, cruz didn't hurt. >> dickerson: he's holding on to his pace taking a little from ted cruz's base. now switch over to the democrats. what is your big take away other than those top line numbers, what is driving voters on that side of the race? >> behind bernie sanders catching up is a feeling among voters that his critiques of hillary clinton about t many ties to big donor money seem to be resonating. most democrats feeling that she might side with big donors over regular people, appears that his like of attack is catching on at least in iowa and new hampshire. >> dickerson: we'll be right back with much more.
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