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Gallup: No immediate bounce for Romney after Ryan VP pick
CBS News ^ | August 15, 2012 | Lucy Madison

Posted on 08/15/2012 1:09:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

(CBS News) Despite conservative enthusiasm surrounding the announcement that Paul Ryan has been tapped as Mitt Romney's presidential running mate, a new Gallup tracking poll shows that the presumptive GOP nominee has not benefited from any material bounce in its poll since the pick was made public.

According to the survey, 47 percent of registered voters surveyed in the four day period following Romney's announcement said they supported Romney, while 45 percent said they would vote for President Obama. In the four days prior to the announcment, 46 percent backed Romney and 45 percent backed Mr. Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012veep; gallup; ryanbounce
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1 posted on 08/15/2012 1:09:30 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
More importantly, his numbers sure as hell didnt go down from the pick.
2 posted on 08/15/2012 1:11:01 PM PDT by chaos_5
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Given the way this poll is set up Romney would win by about five to six points if the election were held today. Around 52% to 47%.


3 posted on 08/15/2012 1:14:40 PM PDT by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I'm sure that I read from Gallup just yesterday just the opposite.
4 posted on 08/15/2012 1:14:40 PM PDT by nralife (www.fireholder.com)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Which means Romney is actually ahead about 5-6 points since Registered Voter polls always track to the left.

Democrats have the edge in registered voters so Registered Voter polls always over sample Democrats. Problem for the pollsters using this flawed methodology about 40-45% of these polled will not bother to show up election day.

If Romney is winning Register Voter polls, he is kicking 0's butt.

5 posted on 08/15/2012 1:18:16 PM 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: Berlin_Freeper

L.O.L.!!!....These damn stupid polls!


6 posted on 08/15/2012 1:21:11 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Berlin_Freeper

People voted with their wallets, not everyone, actually probably very few,answer polls.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 1:22:22 PM PDT by madison10 (You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m with holding any concern - one way or the other - until after the convention. Once Ryan sees extended prime-time coverage - polling after that will be telling...


8 posted on 08/15/2012 1:23:26 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

No bounce? Since the announcement, Romney has gone three consecutive days leading in the Gallup. When was the last time that’s occurred?

Wait until Ryan gives his acceptance speech in Tampa. Then watch the bounce.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 1:25:43 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Gallup: No immediate bounce for Romney after Ryan VP pick

Gallup is a LIB SHILL. Rasmussen has it different.

10 posted on 08/15/2012 1:26:09 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I saw a list of VP announcement bounces, and they range from a couple points to a dozen. So a 2 point bounce might not show up within the margin of error. No biggie, a lead in the Gallup poll looks good to me.

I’m sure there is a mushy middle out there but my sense is you have solid Obama supporters and solid anti Obama voters out there. Most of these people will not change their vote even if a candidate picks Jerry Sandusky as their running “mate”.


11 posted on 08/15/2012 1:27:57 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

A pick that fires up the base without lowering the polls is a good pick.

Also, he’s a good pick because (among other things) he’ll be good in the campaign... which means there’s a built-in long-term bounce.


12 posted on 08/15/2012 1:29:10 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

In the latest poll taken by Free Republic, gallup is still a joke.


13 posted on 08/15/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How does CBS define a bump? They state that four days prior to Romney picking Ryan that the race stood at Romney 46/Obama45. Then this latest poll shows Romney 47/Obama 45. That is, Obama’s number was stuck at 45 while Romney went up a percentage point. That’s a bounce in my book even if it is as small as the poll could show.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 1:35:03 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Romney and Ryan are members of the two largest “churches” in the world. As a Christian, Ryan may not be able to wield enough weight to influence secret society membber, “Malibu Ken” No matter who wins the presidency, ait looks like America is doomed.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 1:36:18 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: chaos_5

There’s an effect in polling that I see over the years. There’s decent percentage of people that vote, that do not pay attention to the election until after the conventions, debates, etc.. These are soft voters who are easily influenced by their peers. Once we get closer to the election, and they see who in their life is voting for who, see what the office chatter is, etc.. Romney will begin to add % to his column and end up with a solid blowout.


16 posted on 08/15/2012 1:38:41 PM PDT by jb729
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To: Berlin_Freeper
In the end, it's still obvious that the MSM very knows that with Romney/Ryan hammering away at Obama's biggest vulnerabilities--the economy and the need to streamline the size of government to reduce the Federal budget deficit--this will essentially erase whatever lead Obama has and by the end of the Republican National Convention, Obama may be in BIG trouble.
17 posted on 08/15/2012 1:39:11 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

When did Gallup get into the comedy business?


18 posted on 08/15/2012 1:40:17 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well, it was a bounce for their fundraising!


19 posted on 08/15/2012 1:42:43 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Berlin_Freeper

A cynic might say that the real headline should be “Romney Maintains Lead Despite Claims That Veep Pick is Controversial!”


20 posted on 08/15/2012 1:46:25 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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