A Ryan Rally? Romney Takes Lead in Latest Wisconsin Poll

Republican support is the strongest yet during the presidential election, according to the latest Rasmussen poll released Thursday.

It’s not completely clear how much U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan has impacted presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign. But in Wisconsin, Romney now has a slight lead among likely voters in the first poll released since Romney's announcement Saturday.

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday shows Romney with 48 percent support in Wisconsin to President Barack Obama’s 47 percent. Romney, who trailed Obama by three points in late July, has turned the tables in the state. According to Rasmussen, it’s the largest level of Republican support to this point in the state.

The Rasmussen poll was sent to 500 likely voters, and has a 4.5 percent margin of error.

According to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Aug. 8, Obama held a six-point lead over Ryan in the Badger State. Nationally, the election remains a toss up, according to Rasmussen.

The role the Ryan pick played in Romney’s boost in the polls isn’t clear. However, Ryan is viewed favorably by 57 percent of Wisconsin voters, and 39 percent of voters view him “very favorably.” In fact, 46 percent of voters polled said they were more likely to vote for Romney based on his VP pick.

Romney selected Ryan as his running mate on Saturday, and the two hit the campaign trail immediately making two stops in North Carolina before holding a rally in Waukesha in front of some 13,000 supporters.

Bernard Forand October 14, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Keith is spot on. Romney/ Ryan have exposed their colors. Color of austerity. Same one’s that promoted double dip recessions in Europe. Demanding for the middle class to make more sacrifices as the austere of their existence is suffered. All the while the elitist lavishly devour the fruits of the laborers’. Example of republican’s “Austerity” policies . Outsourcing! Add that lost revenue plus the $5 Trillion they want to cut in taxes, mostly from the top of the pyramid as the lower will receive the least amount of tax cuts. PLUS Romney‘s $2 Trillion for their war chest {Military Complex- guess who owns them?} How will that affect the 80% of us; as consumers evaporate and jobs disappear. Greece as one example of Austerity and their results. Cut jobs and cut consumers as the republicans seek. Manufacturing, domestic services and agriculture lose their laborers’/ consumers. Machines and agriculture fields lay idle. No consumers! Ryan’s budget would result in 4.1 million lost jobs in 2 years. Ryan’s budget calls for massive reductions in government spending. He has proposed cutting discretionary programs by about $120 billion over the next two years and mandatory programs by $284 billion, which, the Economic Policy Institute projected, would suck demand out of the economy and “reduce employment by 1.3 million jobs in fiscal 2013 and 2.8 million jobs in fiscal 2014, relative to current budget policies.”
Bernard Forand October 14, 2012 at 06:14 PM
http://bedford-nh.patch.com/articles/letter-m... 5 Facts About the Massachusetts Economy Under Mitt Romney 1) Ranked 47th in job growth 2) Suffered the second-largest labor force decline in the nation 3) Lost 14 percent of its manufacturing jobs 4) Experienced “below average” economic growth and was “often near the bottom” 5) Piled on more debt than any other state http://www.nationofchange.org/5-facts-about-m... Thought we should remember Romney’s record, as governor. Only one we can actually see as he will not show his records. Hmmmm…. Romney + Ryan = Disaster!
Bernard Forand October 14, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Keith B ; Simulates Ryan’s methods of spinning fairy tails and myths from a nugget of truth until it is no longer recognizable. Sorta like these two Ryan likes to spew. 1] Ryan says-“[Unemployment is rising] all around America.” In August, the unemployment rate dropped from a year before in 325 of 372 metro areas surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2] Ryan says- “The average tax rate on businesses in the industrialized world is 25 percent, and the president wants the top effective tax rate on successful small businesses to go above 40 percent.” The U.S. is raising historically low amounts of revenue from the corporate income tax, and it already has the second lowest effective corporate tax rate in the world. U.S. corporations are taxed less than their foreign rivals, and the U.S. effective corporate tax rate is low compared to other developed economies.
Bernard Forand October 14, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Now we have Jam Larsen rambling about with half truths. Kinda like all of these right wingers. Simply observe all of the other civilized world that has had Health Care for years and their Health Care dropped to fractions of what ours cost. All because of short sighted sheep like Jamy. We just keep going around and around in the same circle. Presently 45,000 per year dying due to lack of health care in the USA. {Harvard Study 2009} Here is a couple of examples of how they spin their fodder for their sheep. 1]Ryan said-“7.4 million seniors are projected to lose their current Medicare Advantage coverage they have. That’s a $3,200 benefit cut.” Enrollment is actually projected to increase by 11 percent in Medicare Advantage (MA) in 2013. Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, Medicare Advantage premiums have decreased an average of 10 percent and enrollment in these plans has increased 28 percent. 2] Ryan said- “This [Medicare premium support] plan that’s bipartisan. It’s a plan I put together with a prominent Democrat senator from Oregon.” Wyden not only voted against Ryan’s budget, he also called the idea that he supported it “nonsense.” Just like the nonsense Craig and Jamy want us to buy. Bunch of nothing for their solutions. Just same old, same old circle... Monoplized Health insurances are provided for the elite and austerity for the rest of our nation. LOL 47% make room fo another 43% to join you, {IF} Romney/Ryan get in..
Bernard Forand October 14, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Myths of America. Our standings in the world communities are not what we have been led to believe. Our lack of Health Care being a major factor to our creditability on the world’s stage. Health Care policies has been evaluated by the “World Bank” No doubt to determine our risk factors. Medicaid programs have been scaled back. {“Poison Pill” R 2003} as one example. Increasing our losses to health issues. “Especially among the impoverished. Life expectancy in the USA is 78 years, lower than Japan’s 83 years or Australia’s or Israel’s 82 years…. 2009 “World Bank” -USA ranked fortieth overall, just below Cuba. Infant and maternal mortality rate in USA is greater than Cuba, Belarus, Malaysia, to name a few. Impoverished USA civilians have a 10% lower life expectancy than those at the top. 1st in overall health care expenditure and 2nd in total health expenditure as % of GDP...but 37TH in the WHO ranking of the world’s health system performance...and 72nd in overall level of health! 44th of 224 countries in Infant mortality 121st of 223 countries in overall death rate 50th of 224 countries in life expectancy Sources include the CIA Fact Book, the World Health Organization, and the United Health Foundation Indicates its time for a cool, cool change in our Health Care systems. OBAMACARE!


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