Meet the other Ryan: the candidate’s wife, Janna, at The Deacon’s Bench.
According to a new poll by JZ Analytics, Mitt Romney has gotten a very definite bump upwards with the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.
The poll — the first survey conducted completely after Romney announced that Ryan was his vice presidential choice – shows the Romney/Ryan ticket tied with Obama/Biden at 46 percent.
But a JZ Analytics poll from a few weeks ago had Obama leading Romney by five percentage points, and most major polls also had Obama comfortably in the lead before the Ryan selection.
A CNN survey completed on Thursday, Aug. 9, had Obama up by seven points. A Fox poll on Aug. 9 had the president ahead by nine points, and a survey by Public Policy polling on Aug. 7 showed Obama with a six-point lead.
“Clearly there is a Ryan bump,” pollster John Zogby, managing of JZ Analytics, told Newsmax. Significantly, the new poll shows the Romney/Ryan ticket with a substantial lead among voters in swing states, 49.1 percent to 41.2 percent.
You could say, Romney just “poll”-vaulted past the desperate and flailing Obama campaign.
Also, the Republican ticket garners 45.2 percent among independent voters, ahead of the Democratic ticket at 40.1. Obama led in an earlier poll of independents. That shows that the Ryan choice has not hurt the Republican ticket in this important demographic, and has actually helped.
What is also significant here, according to Zogby, is that the percentage of voters who say they are still undecided now stands at just 14.7 percent, compared to over 20 percent in an earlier Zogby poll.
Also, a Washington Post-ABC poll shows a 15 point bump for Paul Ryan’s favorability ratings.
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan — the freshly minted Republican vice presidential candidate — got an immediate ratings boost in the wake of his selection as Mitt Romney’s running-mate, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Little known nationally before Saturday’s announcement, favorable impressions of Ryan jumped 15 percentage points among the overall electorate with positive views soaring from 49 to 70 percent among conservative Republicans. 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.
Prior to his selection, Ryan’s favorability rating among senior citizens was evenly split at 28/28. It has now jumped to 46 percent favorable, 28 percent unfavorable. This explains why Democrats are desperately rushing to distort Ryan’s plan in a bid to strike fear into the hearts of elderly voters.
The Democratic media complex will need to work overtime to make a villain out of the affable Paul Ryan, but they are on it, baby.
David Brock, head of the progressive, left-wing media “watchdog” group Media Matters, has released an opposition research book on Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan through Brock’s super PAC American Bridge 21st Century.
Brock’s American Bridge super PAC is also tied to Bill Burton’s super PAC, Priorities USA. As you may recall, Priorities USA recently ran an ad accusing Mitt Romney of killing Joe Soptic’s wife, a claim also tied directly to the Obama campaign. Due to initial lackluster fundraising by both Brock’s and Burton’s super PACs, they combined to form American Priorities Joint Fundraising Committee. Obama’s super PACs have no problem getting into the campaign mud.
Be on alert when Brock’s “research” hits the mainstream media on TV, internet, and print journalism. The Daily Caller revealed back in February a list of media figures eager to get Brock’s message out to the public under the guise of “news.”
Use Freedomworks‘ indispensable “roadmap” resources to combat the lies:
We’ve compiled this list of links to help activists, bloggers, and journalists learn more about the policy vision of Paul Ryan, the young conservative and legislative entrepreneur whom Mitt Romney has chosen as his running mate.
The three basic iterations of the Roadmap are presented in reverse chronological order, from newest to oldest.
Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) August 13, 2012
Sean Hackbarth (@seanhackbarth) August 13, 2012
Paul Ryan opens microwaves without pressing "stop," takes his food out, closes the door, and walks away without resetting. #PaulRyanAttacks—
Brian Jones (@FlashHeart59) August 13, 2012
Paul Ryan sent McKayla Maroney a bitchy text before her silver medal vault performance. #PaulRyanAttacks—
Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesWFB) August 13, 2012
#PaulRyanAttacks Paul Ryan sided with Longshanks in Braveheart—
John Doe (@Hurl_Invective) August 13, 2012
Oh, dear. The DNC is trying the pitiful “bus tours” again. Last week Dems parked their bus in front of RNC headquarters, blocking food trucks from setting up shop where they normally operate. This week, they are adding lying liar Debbie Wasserman Schultz to the mix. And, of course, she kicks it off with another whopper of a lie.