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Near-Even Split on Ryan But With Positive Movement (Seniors overwhelmingly favor him 46-28)
ABC News ^ | 08/14/2012 | Jason E. Miczek

Posted on 08/13/2012 10:04:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Americans split nearly evenly on Paul Ryan’s selection as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, a divided response that nonetheless represents a sharp gain for Ryan compared with the negative tilt that preceded his pick, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll has found.

In weekend interviews 38 percent responded favorably to Ryan joining the Republican ticket, up from 23 percent in pre-selection interviews last week. Positive views rose among independents as well as among Republicans, and among women. And Ryan was notably well-received among senior citizens – a group of interest given his plan to reshape Medicare.

At the same time, 33 percent of adults – disproportionately Democrats – continue to see Ryan’s selection unfavorably, about the same after the announcement as it was before. The movement in his favor came among undecideds, 45 percent before the announcement, a still-substantial 30 percent after it. Enough are left to tilt the balance as they come to their judgment on the choice.

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AGE and SEX – As noted, seniors are of interest given Ryan’s proposal to revamp Medicare with a system in which the government would give older Americans a fixed sum with which to buy insurance. They moved in Ryan’s favor, from a 28-28 percent favorable-unfavorable view prospectively to 46-28 percent this weekend.

Again a sizable number, 26 percent, are undecided; debate over Ryan’s position on Medicare may inform their views.

Younger adults, age 18-39, also moved in Ryan’s favor, but from a more negative view before the announcement, 18-29 percent positive-negative, to a divided one, 34-36 percent.

Ryan also saw a gain among women, a weak group for Romney compared with Obama; favorable views of the choice rose from 19 percent of women last week to 37 percent this weekend.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: medicare; paulryan; seniors

1 posted on 08/13/2012 10:04:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 08/13/2012 10:04:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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In other words, there is a dramatic ground shift among the “undecided” in favor of Romney, despite the desperate attempt to tamp down any enthusiasm with vast oversampling.


3 posted on 08/13/2012 10:07:38 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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In other words, there is a dramatic ground shift among the “undecided” in favor of Romney, despite the desperate attempt to tamp down any enthusiasm with vast oversampling.


4 posted on 08/13/2012 10:08:06 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This senior citizen is pretty pleased with the Ryan pick.


5 posted on 08/13/2012 10:08:06 AM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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Seniors overwhelmingly favor Ryan? Can’t be true. One of the lib talking points over the weekend is that the Pubs will now lose FL because seniors are scared to death of Ryan and his views on Medicare./s


6 posted on 08/13/2012 10:12:28 AM PDT by Signalman
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Seniors have been for Ryan all along. It is a leftist myth that they don’t like his plan or him. It is because they are, as a whole, more engaged, and listened to him explain it for two years.


7 posted on 08/13/2012 10:16:43 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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Most seniors are smart enough to understand that social security and medicare are toast when TSHTF. And importing an unrestricted number of illegal alien locust as ObaMao wants to do will only hasten that day.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 10:18:21 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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Ryan up among Seniors, Undecideds, & Woman. White men already favor Romney by wide margins. Seniors turn out big time for elections, very reliable voting block.

Obama has to rely on huge voter turnout of Blacks, Hispanics, Gays, and Unions or he will lose bigtime. Oh and of course the “youth” vote.

9 posted on 08/13/2012 11:03:43 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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Can we talk?

I am tired already of the lame stream reading animal entrails...

It won't occur to them until after the elections the phenomenom that they missed, nevermind soccer mome etc, 2012 will be the year of the:

THE CHICK-FIL-A VOTERS...

10 posted on 08/13/2012 11:18:35 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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You hit the nail on the head.

I was at CFA the other day and commented upon the big crowd. The manager smiled and said:

“Now let’s get them ALL to VOTE in November.”

Really. She REALLY said that! :-) (BTW, she was a dark complexioned Female!)

Made My Day!


12 posted on 08/13/2012 11:30:01 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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Thanks Left...

They ain't gonna know what him-um....

13 posted on 08/13/2012 11:38:05 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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:-)


14 posted on 08/13/2012 11:50:45 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Brother-in-law of Paul Ryan is Daniel David Boren, Representative to U.S. Congress from Oklahoma (Democrat):
Daniel David Boren

His father is David Lyle Boren, Governor of Oklahoma (1975-1977), U.S. Senator (1979-1994) (Democrat):
David Lyle Boren

His father was Lyle H. Boren (1909-1992), Representative to U.S. Congress from Oklahoma (1937-1947) (Democrat):
Lyle H. Boren

His sister was Mae Boren Axton (1914-1997) who wrote "Heartbreak Hotel in 1955:
Mae Boren Axton

Her son was Hoyt Axton (1938-1999):
Hoyt Axton
15 posted on 08/13/2012 3:05:41 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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