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50% Now View Paul Ryan Favorably; 43% Say He Was Right Choice
Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 14, 2012 | Rasmussen

Posted on 08/14/2012 7:33:05 AM PDT by WashingtonSource

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012elections; 2012polls; biden; economy; election2012; fiscalcliff; obama; obamacare; paulryan; romney; ryan
Great news! This means that the David Axelgrease smear campaign failed and Ryan has already left a very positive impression with those who knew nothing about him before last week.
1 posted on 08/14/2012 7:33:11 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

Ah, the magic 50% approval...
Oh, boo hoo Obozo...don’tcha wish!


2 posted on 08/14/2012 7:34:57 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: WashingtonSource

USA Today polls in today’s rag make him as bad a choice as Dan Quayle. The left is desperate as is Kristen Powers.


3 posted on 08/14/2012 7:36:47 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: WashingtonSource

This is bad news for the big blitz the dems have put on Ryan in an attempt to make him unlikable.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 7:39:04 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: b4its2late

I believe it’s Kirsten Powers. I have no idea why she showsup as a pundit on Fox news.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 7:40:49 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: WashingtonSource

BTTT!


6 posted on 08/14/2012 7:43:31 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: UB355

Same reason Bob Beckal does.


7 posted on 08/14/2012 7:43:46 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: WashingtonSource

Just don’t underestimate the filth, lies and treachery of the Chicago thugs.


8 posted on 08/14/2012 7:44:09 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: WashingtonSource
Good news. Bad news. Here's the BAD news. Every poll you see these days clearly shows that they are including the following: 2. GOP says "We'll CUT your taxes!" Stiffs say "We DON'T pay taxes now!!"

3. Independents (that would people morons with brains or a soul...also called MODERATES) and leftists (liberals, progressives, fascists, socialists, communists, anarchist) NOW outnumber us and it is only going to get worse.

However, there is ONE bright spot. If Romney wins, Nov.7th will be the largest single upward movement of the stock market in the history of the USA. If you want to make a killing buy low now and pray!!!! You could be sitting on millions by Nov. 8th.

9 posted on 08/14/2012 7:45:14 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: b4its2late

Ya, I figured that the media would do the Dan Quayle routine on him.

Some allegedly serious liberal talking heads have declared that Paul Ryan is the most dangerous man in America. Wonder if that narrative will gain traction.

He’s the most dangerous man in America because of the Ryan budget, and the narrative that he wants to throw Granny off the cliff.

I’ve never understood why Obama gets a pass from the media on Medicare issues, when Obamacare has cut at least $500 billion from Medicare funding. Yet Paul Ryan is considered dangerous for wanting to make changes to Medicare. While Obama slashes Medicare funding, and nothing is said about that.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 7:49:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: WashingtonSource

Check out these numbers for Ohio

http://argojournal.blogspot.com/2012/08/poll-watch-rasmussen-r-ohio-survey-on.html


11 posted on 08/14/2012 7:55:41 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Obamacare cuts $700 billion from Medicare. A fact that should be pushed in the face of every Leftist propaganda bot pushing this “Ryan wants to gut Medicare” lie


12 posted on 08/14/2012 7:55:41 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Exactly. The Obamanists have 2.5 months and lots of $20 bills to drag through the hoods. Mitt Romney has five sons and Paul Ryan.
Obama’s got the media and the IRS. Mitt Romney has...five sons and Paul Ryan.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 7:59:06 AM PDT by Lady Lucky ( 'Better than the worst' is not the same as 'good.')
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To: WashingtonSource

I predicted this days ago. They will get more desperate, smearing themselves in the process, but Ryan will be untouched.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 8:05:39 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’ve never understood why Obama gets a pass from the media on Medicare issues, when Obamacare has cut at least $500 billion from Medicare funding. Yet Paul Ryan is considered dangerous for wanting to make changes to Medicare. While Obama slashes Medicare funding, and nothing is said about that.


Because when it comes to politics, the media’s MAIN job is doing everything in their power to ensure Republicans don’t get elected. Nothing is said that would hurt Obama’s election chances for that reason.


15 posted on 08/14/2012 8:14:28 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: WashingtonSource

A telephone survey! Oh goody! What’s the matter - was the Western Union telegraph office closed or busy?

A telephone survey requires all of these:
1) A landline
2) A landline telephone that is answered by a bored or gullible individual as well as one who is home (i.e. not at work or at play) to answer
3) An individual who doesn’t use or check Caller ID
4) An individual who uses Caller ID and answers anyway
5) An individual willing to participate in a poll i.e. do the pollster’s research for him. For free.
6) An individual willing to divulge not only political views but often household income, education level, marital status, parental status, voter registration, etc. to a complete, invisible stranger
7) An individual willing to express an opinion on a person or a subject that he may know nothing about except possibly a name or a party affiliation

Rasmussen’s a top bloke but polls based on this methodology are like asking Ray Charles to describe a Rembrandt.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 8:18:04 AM PDT by relictele
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To: WashingtonSource

Poll is worthless without listing how many respondents are Democrats who will never vote GOP and without listing the “right choice” factor in Obama staying with Joe Biteme.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 8:23:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: WashingtonSource

Excellent. The talking heads were saying the first 48-72 hours of framing and portraying Paul Ryan would be very important. Looks like the Dem’s lost that BIG PR battle.


18 posted on 08/14/2012 8:39:52 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: All

From the Ohio Survey...

Mitt Romney named Paul Ryan to be his Vice Presidential running mate. Was this the right choice for Romney to make?

Yes 49%
No 22%

With Paul Ryan as his running mate, are you more likely or less likely to vote for Mitt Romney?

More likely 40%
Less likely 32%

Among Independents

More likely 42%
Less likely 18%


19 posted on 08/14/2012 9:27:30 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: relictele
Rasmussen’s a top bloke but polls based on this methodology are like asking Ray Charles to describe a Rembrandt.

Amazing how Rasmussen's methodology called the 2008 election to within less than 1% in his final poll that year, isn't it?

20 posted on 08/14/2012 9:45:45 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: WashingtonSource

Excellent! The only two polling companies I trust are Rasmussen and Gallup. The rest vastly over-sample democRATs, from what I’ve seen (and has been proven).


21 posted on 08/14/2012 9:53:50 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: UB355

I believe it’s Kirsten Powers. I have no idea why she showsup as a pundit on Fox news.


To smile and mouth her talking points.

She slipped a little yesterday and admitted on substance she sees what Ryan is talking about.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 9:55:46 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: tsowellfan

Interesting. Thanks for the link.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 9:58:16 AM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: Proud2BeRight; Marine_Uncle
See this thread:

Dem electoral strategy – convince Grandparents to throw Grandchildren off fiscal cliff

And Wall Street is trying to figure out if the public gets the message on the Fixcal Cliff....Video and links on the thread:

After Ryan Pick, Will 'Fiscal Cliff' Come to Fore?--(WSJ Video discussion --)

24 posted on 08/14/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: MNJohnnie
Obamacare cuts $700 billion from Medicare...

I had a DU account stashed, and then one day a thread emerged and I saw my opportunity to POUNCE! I mentioned the $500 billion (I think it was recently raised) at the time. I think my account lasted another 6, maybe upwards of 8 or 9 more seconds. I'm now a retired DU poster.

25 posted on 08/14/2012 10:07:03 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: C210N

They must have a paid staff.....wonder who is funding that?


26 posted on 08/14/2012 10:28:54 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Tens of millions of voters probably are still totally in the dark as to the ramifications of the huge deficit this nation is now faced with.


27 posted on 08/14/2012 10:39:08 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Agreed. This is how 0bama ensures America STAYS weakened long after he leaves office. If he ever does. 0bama believes America is ‘too successful’ and needs to weaken us and “spread OUR wealth” OVERSEAS so the rest of the world can catch up. Giving Brazil $2 BILLION for oil drilling off their coast (0bama says NO to doing so HERE) is a perfect example of him giving OUR wealth to others while putting us into debt.


28 posted on 08/14/2012 11:38:24 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: WashingtonSource
Number of people favoring him might even go higher after people get to know the guy.
29 posted on 08/14/2012 12:53:07 PM PDT by mcleodglen
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To: UB355

Yeah, Kirsten. You’re right. Figures a lib would screw up the spelling of a fairly normal name.


30 posted on 08/14/2012 1:08:27 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Of course they would. They are truly afraid and I’m loving every minute of it.


31 posted on 08/14/2012 1:10:52 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

“Because when it comes to politics, the media’s MAIN job is doing everything in their power to ensure Republicans don’t get elected.”

**

Thanks for your reply to another Freeper who after 8 years of personal assassination of Bush, we still get that “why the media...” This is the most redundant question that is so easy to answer:

media = lib Dems who hate conservatives and Pubbies’


32 posted on 08/14/2012 1:30:02 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The elite world order must be so proud of him.


33 posted on 08/14/2012 1:30:43 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

A binary choice is a hell of a lot different than some nebulous ‘likeability’ rating.


34 posted on 08/14/2012 2:05:14 PM PDT by relictele
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To: WashingtonSource

35 posted on 08/15/2012 8:40:42 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: WashingtonSource

Does it bother anybody that Ryan doesn’t get to a balanced budget.....till 2040! A QUARTER OF A CENTURY FROM NOW!

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=41560


36 posted on 08/20/2012 5:23:32 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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