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Ryan scores lowest poll numbers since Quayle
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Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan scores the lowest initial ratings from Americans of any vice presidential pick since the controversial choice of Dan Quaylenearly a quarter-century ago, a weekend USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.
In a nationwide survey taken Sunday, 39% of registered voters call Republican contender Mitt Romney's selection of Ryan "excellent" or "pretty good" while 45% rate it as "only fair" or "poor." Sixteen percent have no opinion.
That's the most tepid reception for a running mate since 1988, when then-vice president George H.W. Bush picked Quayle, an Indiana senator who immediately ran into questions about his draft history during the Vietnam War and whether he was prepared for the presidency.
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280 days ago
The liberal press is attacking Ryan like crazy. You can tell how good he is by the number of attacks and howls from the Left.
Of course, these are the same people who find Biden qualified.
280 days ago
You might look at a real poll source and you will see the opposite. Your desperation is showing along with all the other liberal morons.
280 days ago
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of Ryan, while 32% view him unfavorably. This includes 29% with a Very Favorable view of Romney’s vice presidential pick and 13% with a Very Unfavorable one. Only 13% are now unfamiliar with Ryan, and five percent (5%) are not sure about him. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Just prior to being picked as Romney’s running mate, only 39% viewed Ryan favorably, while 25% held an unfavorable opinion of him.
Forty-three percent (43%) of voters think Romney made the right choice when he chose Ryan to be his running mate. Twenty-two percent (22%) disagree and think it was a bad choice. A sizable 35% aren’t sure.
But 36% now say they are more likely to vote for Romney with Ryan as his running mate. Twenty-nine percent (29%) say they are less likely to vote for the Republican, while just as many (30%) say the vice presidential selection has no impact on their vote.
In the key swing state of Ohio, the initial reaction to Ryan is also modestly positive.
Ryan’s numbers are in line with findings in the early going for the vice presidential candidates in 2008. Voters were slightly more critical of Republican John McCain’s choice of then-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. But Palin’s favorables were a bit higher than Ryan’s, and a comparable number of voters said her selection made them more likely to vote for McCain.
The choice of Ryan also gets slightly better reviews than Barack Obama’s selection of longtime Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate. Biden’s favorables were comparable to Ryan’s, but voters were evenly divided over whether Biden’s selection made them more or less likely to vote for Obama.
279 days ago
You can tell by the way the dumbocraps came out slinging their usual sh*t against the wall hoping some will stick. Their usual playbook being dusted off and applied one more time. You would think that even their Koolaid drinking moron base might wake up.
277 days ago
Hey ffox, whose running up the vote count against you these days?
264 days ago
Picking Ryan will be real good if it results in future american children being able to visit their legitimate rapist fathers in prison. Won't it make for a heart warming story when daddy explains to little Jimmy how he met his mother, and how little Jimmy was miraculously conceived on the night he raped her.
By the way mr. Mormon Romney is the Koolaid drinker. I heard from a good friend that Romney plans to take away our beer!
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