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ABC/WaPo poll: Ryan favorability jumps
Politico ^ | 13 Aug 2012 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS

Posted on 08/13/2012 10:05:29 AM PDT by mandaladon

A new poll out from the Washington Post and ABC News -- conducted half before the Ryan announcement and half afterward -- found that positive views of the now-VP candidate jumped this weekend following his addition to the GOP ticket. Via The Fix:

In Wednesday through Friday interviews, fully 45 percent of Americans expressed no opinion of Ryan, dropping to 30 percent on Saturday and Sunday. The increasing familiarity all went to the positive side of the ledger, giving Ryan an initial advantage in the sprint to define his candidacy.

Overall, in interviews after his selection, 38 percent of all Americans express favorable views of Ryan, 33 percent negative ones. (Before the the announcement, Ryan was somewhat underwater, scoring 23 percent favorable, 32 unfavorable.) The most recent national numbers on Vice President Joe Biden are from a July Pew Research Center poll showing a split decision, 40 percent favorable, 37 percent unfavorable.

One of the largest movements on Ryan’s favorability numbers was the 21-point jump among conservative Republicans, but the initial movement was positive among independents as well, doubling from 19 to 39 percent. The shift among Democrats was similar in both a positive (up 10 percentage points on favorability) and negative direction (up eight on unfavorability).

As we've noted here before, the race to define Ryan in the next few weeks is one that both campaigns are engaging in. It's not surprising that Ryan's favorability jumped following the announcement, when many voters around the country heard about him for the first time -- the real question is what happens to those numbers now that both Obama and Romney are focusing so heavily on defining him.

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It will get better the more the see and listen to him
1 posted on 08/13/2012 10:05:35 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

I have felt for a few years that Ryan is this nation’s greatest hope. He can articulate conservative solutions AND take on the media leftists better than anyone else.

We have a lot of good ones right now, but he has it in his blood, and is extremely well prepared.


2 posted on 08/13/2012 10:07:09 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: mandaladon

Not surprising. Conservatism wins. I wish he had run for President.


3 posted on 08/13/2012 10:07:46 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: mandaladon

I have felt for a few years that Ryan is this nation’s greatest hope. He can articulate conservative solutions AND take on the media leftists better than anyone else.

We have a lot of good ones right now, but he has it in his blood, and is extremely well prepared.


4 posted on 08/13/2012 10:12:46 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: ilgipper
The enemedia isn't going to be able to demonize and marginalize him as they did Sarah Palin. He's been in the business too long and knows the enemy too well.

It ain't popular to give Romney credit for anything on this forum, but let's give him credit for a very smart pick here.

5 posted on 08/13/2012 10:13:43 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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To: Colonel_Flagg

A little to wet behind the ears to run for President. If he were black that wouldn’t matter, of course. When you think about how 0bama ran for president since the day he became a Senator, you really have to wonder who was backing him.. And nudging him forward into the White House. If 0bama were white people would’ve laughed at his record as a ‘community organizer’ prior to becoming a Senator. It IS laughable.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 10:14:21 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: mandaladon


7 posted on 08/13/2012 10:16:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
A little to wet behind the ears to run for President.

Not for me. I'd have been all-in for Ryan in a heartbeat if he had declared.

8 posted on 08/13/2012 10:20:41 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

That said, the problem with the Republican ticket isn’t the VP. It’s the nominee.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 10:23:00 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: mandaladon

The producers of Saturday Night Live doubling-down on efforts to find a cast member who can impersonate him...


10 posted on 08/13/2012 10:28:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mandaladon

If Ryan could give his ecomonic plan a serious shot of steroids we might be able to pull out of the worst of this mess in several years.
As it is his plan takes 30 years?
As it is now there is no plan to seriously alter the course we are on.
We likely never be truely free people until, and unless, they repeal the 16th ammendment.
Not to mention stop alls these backdoor ways of twarting the USC.
While I think Ryan is a positive move in the right direction. His plan, if is even become part of romeny’s plan, fall way short of what is needed.

Like I have said on various occassions,
Good Luck America!


11 posted on 08/13/2012 10:32:47 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: mandaladon
Ryan is not intimidated by the left, from Obama on down, and will articulate his positions with passion and integrity. Be afraid, rats.
12 posted on 08/13/2012 10:34:58 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The producers of Saturday Night Live doubling-down on efforts to find a cast member who can impersonate him...

They will bring in ultra-marxist Matthew Morrison of Glee to guest and play Ryan.

13 posted on 08/13/2012 10:37:43 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: Leep

I can’t help but think, actually more like dream, they have a few tricks up their sleeves.
In a good way.

Like, get in first and then start cutting and slashing and disbanning overreaching Departments and doing away with Czars and reversing Otard’s EOs and make a serious attempt at repealing,and replacing, the 16th A.
If anyone could it would be Ryan and that whacky Paul and Son.


14 posted on 08/13/2012 10:40:59 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: mandaladon

Had the pleasure of meeting him in Norfolk on Saturday. He’s an amazingly “regular guy,” who interacts very comfortably with all those around him. Romney — and I know he has his detractors here in FR — made a great choice in Ryan. The more people get a chance to hear him explain through the budget proposals and their effect on Medicare, the more they’ll understand and come to realize he isn’t the boogeyman they feared.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 10:49:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: JPG
Ryan is not intimidated by the left, from Obama on down, and will articulate his positions with passion and integrity. Be afraid, rats.

I have no doubt they are. The dems were making a lot of noise about Ryan being "their running mate of choice" in an attempt to ward Romney off from picking him up. I'm very happy he called their bluff. Now they're stuck because they know Ryan's intellect is far superior to their own.

16 posted on 08/13/2012 10:53:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: mandaladon

Intrade odds are now 57 Obama 42 Romney
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/


17 posted on 08/13/2012 10:58:50 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

Intrade also had the mandate going down by 75% w obamacare


18 posted on 08/13/2012 11:01:33 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: mandaladon

I’ve enjoyed listening to him at every opportunity the last couple of years. A+ selection.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 11:10:47 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: ScottinVA

“The more people get a chance to hear him explain through the budget proposals and their effect on Medicare, the more they’ll understand and come to realize he isn’t the boogeyman they feared.”

I suspect you are right which is why the liberal media won’t televise his articulate explanations, at least until the messiah’s camp has their crack at defining Ryan first.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 11:26:26 AM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: ScottinVA

“The more people get a chance to hear him explain through the budget proposals and their effect on Medicare, the more they’ll understand and come to realize he isn’t the boogeyman they feared.”

I suspect you are right which is why the liberal media won’t televise his articulate explanations, at least until the messiah’s camp has their crack at defining Ryan first.


21 posted on 08/13/2012 11:27:05 AM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: mandaladon
The most recent national numbers on Vice President Joe Biden are from a July Pew Research Center poll showing a split decision, 40 percent favorable, 37 percent unfavorable.

I have great trepidation that 40% of my fellow citizens have a favorable opinion of Joe Biden. Is it due to his socialistic worldview, his incredible intellect, or the fact that he excels in the field of plagiarism?

22 posted on 08/13/2012 12:59:23 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: mandaladon

The public has been exposed to nothing but empty slogans from Obama and silence from Romney, before they saw the videos of Ryan taking Dear Reader apart on heath care and the budget.


23 posted on 08/13/2012 1:27:46 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: mandaladon

Watch out, Paul. Remember what they did to Sarah.


24 posted on 08/13/2012 1:42:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mandaladon

Frum had a CNN article in it that basically said it’s a terrible pick. He made some decent points, but I still think he can pull it out and counter the negativity.

If anybody can do it, Ryan can.


25 posted on 08/13/2012 2:07:25 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: ilgipper
"I have felt for a few years that Ryan is this nation’s greatest hope. "


26 posted on 08/13/2012 2:11:30 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: ilgipper

What more can we ask, the facts are on the side of Conservative solutions not Socialist solutions.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 2:42:34 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (The political mirage of something for nothing; has ruined many a nation.)
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To: mandaladon

The more he tears the mask off the Charlatan in Chief currently occupying the Peoples House...


28 posted on 08/13/2012 2:46:39 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (The political mirage of something for nothing; has ruined many a nation.)
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To: mandaladon
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
29 posted on 08/13/2012 3:03:43 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: ScottinVA
The more people get a chance to hear him explain through the budget proposals and their effect on Medicare, the more they’ll understand and come to realize he isn’t the boogeyman they feared.

You're giving the marxists of the msm too much credit. They look for sound bites that can fit on a bumper sticker for the millions of their lemmings that can't think for themselves.

I don't see them giving Ryan much time to explain his plans. It'll be, "Ok, we'll come back to that, Paul, but right now, could you explain how you feel about the narrative that your draconian medicare cuts will, in essence, be like throwing grandma off a cliff?" Then, with about 10 seconds left in the interview, "Well, what do you know? We're out of time. Sorry, Paul, we'll have to have you back soon.".

30 posted on 08/13/2012 3:11:46 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: mandaladon
He will campaign on the TRUTH... Photobucket
31 posted on 08/13/2012 3:43:28 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (The political mirage of something for nothing; has ruined many a nation.)
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To: mandaladon

Young, smarter than every democrat combined and then some, wonderful, beautiful family, great resume’, Catholic, honest, and articulate. Geeeez, what’s not to like? The democrats are scared to death of him.


32 posted on 08/13/2012 5:18:42 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Here, Here... agree.


33 posted on 08/13/2012 7:22:54 PM PDT by Samkay (Summer time happy times.)
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To: Vigilanteman

“It ain’t popular to give Romney credit for anything on this forum, but let’s give him credit for a very smart pick here.”

A good manager adapts to the priorities called for by the situation at hand.

The nation’s biggest problem is economy/federal budget related.

Some others who ran in the primary have budget cred; Perry, Cain.

Some others who were considered for VP have budget cred; Daniels, Portman.

But overall Ryan is the most effective speaker on the range of economic and budget related topics, and comes across with enthusiasm, charisma, and smiles.

Excellent decision from the top, by he who can’t be named.


34 posted on 08/13/2012 7:47:29 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: mandaladon

Interesting: UK bookmakers Ladbrokes offer very different odds: currently 4/11 Obama (=73%) & 2/1 Romney (=33%). Despite their 6% profit margin here, can’t help feeling there’s some value in one of those prices! Though, of course, if you were on Obama at 57 with Intrade, and Romney at 33 with Ladbrokes, you’d be guaranteed a profit whatever the outcome...


35 posted on 08/13/2012 9:10:19 PM PDT by Zajko (Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty, but the pig likes it.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

he will run for President in 2016 after Romney finishes..

lets give him some exposure and experience as VP..he has a great future ahead..

Class, Character, honor, respect, dignity are about to return to the White House....YEA


36 posted on 08/13/2012 9:36:04 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Brown Deer

what nice family members...and not one lives in a shanty town hut in Africa...

time to clean the White House again....


37 posted on 08/13/2012 9:39:33 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: JoeProBono

Barf! Hope you never got an NEA grant.


38 posted on 08/13/2012 9:47:32 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: rwfromkansas

Advice/opinion from Frum? Egad!


39 posted on 08/13/2012 9:50:18 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: mellow velo

Ads, ads, ads. Live interviews that can’t be cut. Debate. Online video resources for those curious. Yes, the MSM has a good grip on what gets out but their fingers are getting sweaty and starting to slip.


40 posted on 08/13/2012 9:54:16 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: mandaladon

Just make sure he doesn’t do a Katie Couric interview.


41 posted on 08/13/2012 10:30:29 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: Brown Deer
And Hoyt Axton played Rand Peltzer who invented the Bathroom Buddy...American capitalism at its finest!


42 posted on 08/13/2012 10:42:28 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: torchthemummy

43 posted on 08/13/2012 11:15:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Typical_Whitey


44 posted on 08/13/2012 11:20:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: rwfromkansas
"Frum had a CNN article..."

David Frum is......oh, what's the phrase I'm looking for....

Oh, I know!.....

A vomitous piece of sub-human garbage.

Hank

45 posted on 08/13/2012 11:24:32 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: Brown Deer

Is Dan Boren a brother of Mrs. Ryan or a husband of a sister of Paul Ryan?


46 posted on 08/14/2012 4:25:56 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: JediJones

Not to mention, which I will anyway, he wrote “Joy to the World”, a Three Dog Night hit!


47 posted on 08/14/2012 4:56:34 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Colonel_Flagg
That said, the problem with the Republican ticket isn’t the VP. It’s the nominee.

The Republican ticket is orders of magnitude better than the Democrat ticket. Like Sarah, I'm all in for the Republican ticket because I am not a RINO. I'm very pleased with Romney's selection of Ryan to be his running mate. It offers hope for the future of the Republican party and should attract mature young people who care about their future.

48 posted on 08/14/2012 5:53:58 AM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: af_vet_1981
I'm all in for the Republican ticket because I am not a RINO.

___

So, if I understand you correctly, you are voting for a RINO because you are not a RINO.

Pardon me for saying so, but that looks a bit confusing to me.

49 posted on 08/14/2012 8:54:50 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Theodore R.

First cousin of Janna Ryan (cousin-in-law of Paul). David Boren is the uncle of Janna married to her father’s sister, Janna Little.


50 posted on 08/14/2012 1:28:22 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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