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September 28th, 2012
01:32 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: The Duchess of York on living in a "goldfish bowl"; Charles Blow and Kristen Soltis on new election polls; Tony Blair on being caught off guard

On Thursday evening, Piers Morgan welcomed Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, back to the program. The Duchess discussed her new children's book, "Ballerina Rosie," her daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew and the various charities that she and her family are involved in.

Ferguson also addressed the unavoidable topic on Royal watchers' minds, the recent photo scandal involving the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton. "It is a very difficult life in the goldfish bowl," said Ferguson.

"We just have to realize that today's media is - there's cameras on every telephone and you just - it's just so difficult."

Political pundits Charles Blow and Kristen Soltis also joined the program for a lively discussion over the new election polls that show President Barack Obama ahead of candidate Mitt Romney in the battleground state of Virginia. "There's become this narrative that's really developed over the last week that the race is starting to get away from Governor Romney that I think is not really founded in necessarily good data," said Soltis.

"Out of five polls that will come out in a week, there's always one poll that will show some margin where it shows Obama winning a state like Virginia or Ohio or Florida by a margin that's greater than he won it in 2008."

Blow in response, argued that the trending of the data in "aggregate" still showed Obama in the lead, saying, "If you take out, you know, some of the polls on the margins, the lower ones and the high ones, just take all this in aggregate, what you do see is a building of momentum and a widening of the gap."

"Whether you think the gap is small or large at this point, that it is about direction, the slope of the line, and that is what should keep Mitt Romney, you know, should keep him up at night."

Also on Thursday, former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair spoke to Morgan about the perils of appearing on a talk show. Earlier in the week, the current prime minister, David Cameron was caught off guard with a British trivia question on "The Late Show with David Letterman." "Let me tell you, there is nothing worse than being on these types of shows," joked Blair.

"Whenever you went on one of these chat shows or programs like that, you were taking your life in your hands."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Blair tells Morgan why he would have known the answer that Cameron flubbed on Letterman.
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  1. Jillian

    What happened to the Bribery charges of Firgie and Andrew. Or has the media forgotten because Andrew hand was also in the cookie jar ? What a royal mess this family is in. Who cares what Kate does or what Harry does when he is high on drugs?

    October 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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