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Old 08-12-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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According to a Gallup poll in 2011: seniors actually liked Ryan’s plan best :


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A new Gallup/USA Today poll contains a counterintuitive finding: the age group most receptive to House Budget Chair Paul Ryan‘s plan to deal with the budget – seniors.

The poll finds 48 percent of seniors (those 65 and over) support Ryan’s plan over President Obama‘s plan, while 42 percent back the president.

That’s the highest total among the age groups tested – a 47 percent plurality between the ages of 50 and 64 backed Ryan, and a 45 percent plurality of those between 30-49 backed Ryan.

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Old 08-12-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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Rasmussen Reports reminds us that a July survey showed Ryan’s favorability as mainly positive, albeit with a significant number of likely voters who need more time to make up their minds:
Mitt Romney announced this morning that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan will be his running mate.
Earlier polling found that 39% of all voters had a favorable opinion of Ryan, while 25% offered a negative review. Thirty-five percent (35%) express no opinion of Ryan. The congressman is relatively unknown to the nation at large. Only a third of voters have a strong opinion in either direction.


Wisconsin is a state both sides consider key to the presidential election. Right now, President Obama has a modest three-point lead over Romney in the state, and it remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections.

Scott Rasmussen has explained why Romney’s roll-out of his vice presidential pick is as important as the choice itself. “Most Americans will learn all they know about the new name on the ticket during the week the candidate is introduced,” he wrote in a recent newspaper column. While 69% of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Ryan, 42% of voters not affiliated with either major political party have no opinion of him one way or the other at this point.


Let’s take a look at the demos from that July poll. What leaps out from that survey is that Ryan actually does better among independents than any of the other presumed short-listers, save Condoleezza Rice, who wasn’t really shortlisted at all. Among unaffiliated voters, Ryan scores a 36/22 favorability, compared to 31/29 for Bobby Jindal, 26/28 for Tim Pawlenty, and a dismal 15/16 for Rob Portman. (Rice was 63/19 among indies.) Ryan also scores best among women, albeit with a narrow 29/25 edge.


For even more counterintuitive results, look at Ryan’s standing among seniors. Despite the attacks on Ryan over his budget plan, he’s easily the most liked of the short-listers among likely voters 65 years of age and over, with a 52/29 favorability rating. His “very favorable” rating of 31% in the 65+ group is more than 10 points better than the other shortlisters in the Rasmussen survey
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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A new Gallup/USA Today poll contains a counterintuitive finding: the age group most receptive to House Budget Chair Paul Ryan‘s plan to deal with the budget – seniors.




The poll finds 48 percent of seniors (those 65 and over) support Ryan’s plan over President Obama‘s plan, while 42 percent back the president.


That’s the highest total among the age groups tested – a 47 percent plurality between the ages of 50 and 64 backed Ryan, and a 45 percent plurality of those between 30-49 backed Ryan.
Did you check the date? April 27, 2011!
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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I meant to add the following line, but accidently omitted it:

According to a Gallup poll in 2011: seniors actually liked Ryan’s plan best

I will edit and add that now....my bad.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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I meant to add the following line, but accidently omitted it:

According to a Gallup poll in 2011: seniors actually liked Ryan’s plan best

I will edit and add that now....my bad.
You poor guy, you've been working too hard!
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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Is Ryan running for president?
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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You poor guy, you've been working too hard!
He has been working too hard, trying to get the truth out to the uninformed like yourself..
He cares about our country...
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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Is Ryan running for president?

No, but Romney's already endorsed Ryan's plan as the one he'll use.

Besides......Liberals here have been crowing that Seniors will HATE Ryan's budget plan. Of course they had NO DATA at all to base that on.

This poll shows that when Ryan's plan was introduced to them, Seniors did in fact favor it over Obama's.

The only thing that has changed since then is that the economy and unemployment hasn't gotten any better and gas prices are even higher.

Therefore, I doubt Seniors minds would have changed much, if at all, since then.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:53 AM
 
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Ha Ha, great self delusion. Democrat focus groups show that the Ryan budget is absolutely toxic with voters - 80% and more of working class whites opposed to its cuts. They have been planning to try to hook Romney into it. There was some question how well that would work with voters, but Romney handed them a gift by picking its namesake as his VP. Romney now OWNS Ryan's budget. I'll give the Reps credit for choosing ideology over political good sense, but it will cost them dearly.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Most seniors aren't policy wonks and Ryan's generalities sound "serious." Now that the guy is running for VP, the plan will be under scrutiny and how phony the plan is will be in the light.

What's important her is that WI, PA, FL and VA are high senior states and when it's shown how Ryan's Plan is a gift to the rich at the expense of everyone else - and guts Medicare to boot, look for the seniors running from Ryan like when the early-bird special doors open.
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