Purple Poll: Romney Up In Swing States With Choice Of Paul Ryan
I’m not a pollster but I’ve been following Paul Ryan for years. My prediction? Watch these numbers continue to rise as America gets to know Paul Ryan better.
You can read a PDF file of the Purple Poll’s findings HERE.
If you just want a taste, here you go…
In the immediate aftermath of Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, the GOP ticket has drawn even with the Democratic ticket. Today, Romney and Ryan lead the Obama-Biden ticket by a point (47% to 46%), an improvement from July when President Obama led Romney by 2 points, 47% to 45%.
The Romney-Ryan ticket is fueled by an 11-point advantage among independents. This represents an increase from July, when Romney held a 5-point margin over Obama among that key group.
In our Purple Predictor states, Ryan’s addition to the ticket has had a mixed impact on the race.
Romney has seen the largest gain in Ohio, a state we have seen bounce between the campaigns over the last few months. Today, the GOP ticket leads by 2 points (46% to 44%), compared to July when President Obama led the state 48% to 45%. Romney also gained ground in Virginia – today, he and Paul Ryan hold a 3-point advantage in the race (48% to 45%), while Romney trailed by 2 points in July…
Ryan is the best liked of the four candidates, and his selection has bolstered Romney’s image.
Allahpundit, the noted Eeyore of the right, has more poll analysis.
Ace notes a new poll from Zogby that shows growing support for Romney and Ryan among young voters.
We have a long fight ahead of us folks, but things are looking good.
Just don’t listen to the MSM!