Get Political Wire by Email:



August 11, 2012


Why Obama Loves the Ryan Pick

We'll soon see a significant amount of polling on Mitt Romney's pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate, but for now, we have a Democracy Corps survey conducted last month. It's conclusion was stunning:

"At the outset, the Ryan budget (described in Ryan's actual language) barely garners majority support. And voters raise serious doubts when they hear about proposed cuts -- particularly to Medicare, education, and children of the working poor. President Obama's lead against Romney more than doubles when the election is framed as a choice between the two candidates' positions on the Ryan budget -- particularly its impact on the most vulnerable. The President makes significant gains among key groups, including independents and voters in the Rising American Electorate (the unmarried women, youth, and minority voters who drove Obama to victory in 2008)."

John Heilemann: "This was why Chicago was planning to hang the Ryan budget around Romney's neck regardless of whether the congressman was on the ticket or not. Obama's data jockeys have been polling and focus-grouping on this for months, and they are over the moon about what they have found."












POLITICAL WIRE PODCAST

Political Wire Podcast Engaging conversations about elections and the political issues of the day. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded.


FREE NEWSLETTER




TRENDING VIDEO



PARTNERS











FOLLOW US