Hey even the WaPo has eyes, and can see the crowd sizes. So what else, they commission a poll.
But to get this result from our cooked polling … what do you mean mediscaring is not working, the seniors were supposed to panic after our scares.
And guess what, Obama is losing. Mitt hit it right out of the park, the Tea Party joined their guy Paul Ryan. Whether he calls himself a Tea Party guy or not, how else can you see it??? Did Mitt know? Was it something he thought was inevitable?
Overall, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are fairly even in polling, with the incumbent at 43/43 and the newly-minted challenger at 41/37, but when you talk about the unfair being smart gives to Ryan, against dumbo, is it fair? Remember this is likely a cooked poll in the first place, it’s the Democrat WaPo, so what did you expect. They play down the conclusions in their own likely biased polling:
Both parties’ vice presidential hopefuls earn lukewarm reviews from Americans, marking a lackluster introduction for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and a major drop-off in popularity for Vice President Biden as the Republican and Democratic conventions near, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Ryan receives favorable marks from 41 percent of the public, while 37 percent rate him negatively. The outspoken author of the congressional Republicans’ budget plan enjoyed a ratings boost in a Post-ABC poll after appearing with Romney for the first time at a blockbuster rally on the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk. Since then, strongly unfavorable ratings of Ryan have crept up 9 percentage points.
We’ll get back to the trending in a moment.
Blake notices something more significant in the internals, which aren’t readily available for the poll yet:
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 41 percent of Americans view the new GOP vice presidential nominee favorably, while 37 percent rate him unfavorably — slightly improved from last week’s polling.
Among seniors, though, the numbers are even better for Ryan: 50 percent favorable and 35 percent unfavorable. Fully one-third of seniors say they have a strongly favorable view of the Wisconsin congressman, while one-quarter have a strongly unfavorable view.
The numbers suggest Democrats’ attempts to turn Ryan’s Medicare proposal against the GOP haven’t stuck yet among the most pivotal group: seniors. If a Medicare attack was working, after all, seniors would likely be the first group to start deserting Ryan.
Ryan’s Medicare plan, of course, isn’t designed to affect current seniors; it would turn the entitlement into a voucher program for future beneficiaries, starting in 2023. But that doesn’t mean Democrats haven’t tried to use it for leverage with elderly voters — a reliable and important voting group in the 2012 election — and one that generally favors the GOP.
In other words, the Mediscaring has been a flop for the first eleven days of the Romney/Ryan ticket. Obama and Democrat lies aren’t working. A really bad sign. Got to send them into tail-spins at the DNC.
I bet they were counting on the feeble seniors going for the Democrat lies. They probably feel, they may not be hearing them too well. Got to amp it up.
Mitt Romney is truly a smart CEO. Can he now “put it out of the park” when it counts.
This should really be cause heartburn in the Obama camp.