Rasmussen: Ryan favorability 39/25, 52/29 among … seniors

posted at 12:31 pm on August 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The media has talked about Paul Ryan’s budget as an albatross that would hang from Mitt Romney’s neck with or without Ryan on the ticket, and the assumption has been that Ryan himself will also be a net negative for the GOP in November.  Democrats tried to proactively damage Ryan’s standing with voters by depicting him pushing an elderly woman off of a cliff in May 2011, when Ryan first proposed his comprehensive, long-term budget reform package in May 2011Rasmussen Reports has 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 (again, save Rice).  Jindal did well, too, with a 44/28, as did Pawlenty with a 40/30 and Portman at 37/26, but Ryan’s draw among seniors outpaced all of them.   Ryan has plenty of room to be defined in either direction with 35% of voters overall not having an opinion, but that’s only true of 20% of seniors — and Ryan already has a majority of them on his side.

Looks like the Ryan choice was both bold and pragmatic. It still means that Romney and Ryan have to aggressively push to define Ryan themselves, rather than allow the media or the Obama team do it first.

Update: Commenter Florah Duh reminds me that seniors actually liked Ryan’s plan best, according to a Gallup poll in 2011:

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. But young voters overwhelmingly sided with Obama by a 23-point margin, 53 to 30 percent.

Maybe that’s because seniors knew better than to believe that the current trajectory would protect their benefits in anything but the short run.


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Ryan comes across as a Nice Young Man

This can be seen in the YouTube clip of Ryan versus Obama, which made Obama look old and slow.

Think JFK speeding on a PT boat to the rescue

He is so polite you would think his Mom made him comb his hair twice before the meeting

Think Jack Armstrong, All American Boy

entagor on August 11, 2012 at 2:24 PM

ridiculous wait for a single employee with an entitled attitude, sluggishly assisting customers until a co-worker came to help, providing even worse service.

BuckeyeSam on August 11, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I think you just described a doctor’s visit (not of your choice and after a 6 month wait) under Obamacare.

TxAnn56 on August 11, 2012 at 2:28 PM

There is also a rumor running around that Ryan had something going on with a young male intern. A republican told me it was a well-known “secret” in DC. Can’t wait to see how this all unfolds!!

inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Why does Ed and Allah allow this s**t to escape the ban-hammer? Ryan’s a Catholic father with kids, and criticize the First Lady around here and you’re toast.

This post isn’t meant to inform or respond, it’s meant to get everyone screaming F**K YOU! at each other.

Marcus on August 11, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Joe Biden shat himself when he debated Sarah Palin. He can do that again.

ted c on August 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

He won that debate, according to all the polls. All Palin did was wink at the camera, forced to sell her sexuality because she knew she had nothing else to offer. Sad.

in_o’bama’s_descending_colon on August 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

No, what is “sad” is that immediately after that 2008 debate, a C-BS News “poll” showed O’bama/Biden losing over half of their lead. It dropped from +9 (before that VP debate) to +4.

F-

Del Dolemonte on August 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM

How soon before RR is a Obama ad?

RR=railroaded.

You’re welcome, donks.

Limerick on August 11, 2012 at 1:44 PM

It will be at a Railroad crossing, with grandma and her rocker stuck on the tracks, as the crossing arms come down…count it.

hillsoftx on August 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

He won that debate, according to all the polls. All Palin did was wink at the camera, forced to sell her sexuality because she knew she had nothing else to offer. Sad.

Biden was an embarrassment in that debate. Palin more than held her own, and Biden resorted to lies and distortions to sound more intelligent than he really was.

Biden is a certifiable moron, and you and your side know it.

Right Mover on August 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM

For even more counterintuitive results, look at Ryan’s standing among seniors.

Flora-duh had it right. I don’t find these numbers to bo against intuition at all. Seniors know that the programs they are benefiting from are not sustainable as well as anyone. They also know that it is not their benefits that are threatened. That it is those of future retirees that will no longer be there if the programs are not restructured.

MJBrutus on August 11, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Right Mover on August 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM

The hell you say. Why partitioning Iraq in to three Iraqs was brilliant, donchaknow?

/s

MJBrutus on August 11, 2012 at 2:46 PM

USS Wisconsin (BB-64), “Wisky” or “WisKy”, is an Iowa-class battleship, the second ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. She was built at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and launched on 7 December 1943 (the second anniversary of the Pearl Harbor raid), sponsored by the wife of Governor of Wisconsin, Walter Goodland.

Iowa Class, built in Pennsylvania, named after Wisconsin, romney brings a battleship to the Obam, Chicago Ways knife fight!

Via @Iowahawk, Obama just met his worst nightmare,,,,MATH!

ConcealedKerry on August 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Iowa Class, built in Pennsylvania, named after Wisconsin, romney brings a battleship to the Obam, Chicago Ways knife fight!

Via @Iowahawk, Obama just met his worst nightmare,,,,MATH!

ConcealedKerry on August 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM

In Virginia with Wisconsin Congressman that went to college in Ohio (Miami University).

rmel80 on August 11, 2012 at 2:55 PM

hillsoftx on August 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Yes… and I’m sure they’ll wheel out the ROLLS ROYCE ad that at least prominently displays the RR on the grill…gorgeous, handmade luxury car.. oh.. wait.. they might get SUED for that… you know… by one of the companies that Obama said ‘You didn’t built that’ about.

thatsafactjack on August 11, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Maybe that’s because seniors knew better than to believe that the current trajectory would protect their benefits in anything but the short run.

No. It is because we want good government for all but especially for our progeny. Some of us have seen this senario before. We have a bad Republican and then a worse Democrat i.e. Hoover and FDR. Four years ago, on this page, I predicted that we would have a repeat, Bush and Obama.

burt on August 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

No. It is because we want good government for all but especially for our progeny. Some of us have seen this senario before. We have a bad Republican and then a worse Democrat i.e. Hoover and FDR. Four years ago, on this page, I predicted that we would have a repeat, Bush and Obama.

burt on August 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Good points, all.

I’ve seen it in my lifetime. Watergate and then Carter….then Reagan!

kakypat on August 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

There is also a rumor running around that Ryan had something going on with a young male intern. A republican told me it was a well-known “secret” in DC. Can’t wait to see how this all unfolds!!

inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Bmore on August 11, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Maybe that’s because seniors knew better than to believe that the current trajectory would protect their benefits in anything but the short run.

THat’s true of basically ALL Democratic policies, and the reasoning that I often hear from libs. IT’s all short-term. Almost everything that seems better now (“Free contraceptives!” “No Rejection for PRe-Existing conditions!” “Tax the rich!”) come with them a price tag that will hurt EVERYONE long term. It is a point I think Ryan is capable of driving home, if enough people listen.

I’m cautiously optimistic. Yes, there are “throw grandma off the cliff” commercials coming, but Ryan, unlike McCain and Romney’s staff, has the balls to call it like it is.

I am more concerned about the distraction that will come when he gets attacked for being pro-life.

Violina23 on August 11, 2012 at 5:02 PM

All I know is when I heard this news I sure felt a LOT more optimistic about our chances than I did just yesterday. Romney/Ryan gives me hope we can pull this off, and boy do we need to pull this off. The left is going to get REALLY ugly now, boys. Stay focused!

scalleywag on August 11, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Watch those grannies fly off the cliff now! :)

scalleywag on August 11, 2012 at 5:09 PM

There is also a rumor running around that Ryan had something going on with a young male intern. A republican told me it was a well-known “secret” in DC. Can’t wait to see how this all unfolds!!

inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

As long as he was still a good husband and father, and isn’t promoting the gay lifestyle, why would anyone care?

Count to 10 on August 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Maybe that’s because seniors knew better than to believe that the current trajectory would protect their benefits in anything but the short run.

Alternate headline: Granny knows that it isn’t Paul Ryan pushing them off a cliff.

Happy Nomad on August 11, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Typical :

“Trumka later appeared at the rally alongside DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, telling the crowd that the economy needs to grow from the “bottom up” and the “middle out.” He also warned that opponents of the unions’ vision of prosperity “had better get out of our way because we are going to run up their chests, come down their heads and come down on their backs.”

via Twitchy

pambi on August 11, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Why does Ed and Allah allow this s**t to escape the ban-hammer? Ryan’s a Catholic father with kids, and criticize the First Lady around here and you’re toast.

This post isn’t meant to inform or respond, it’s meant to get everyone screaming F**K YOU! at each other.

Marcus on August 11, 2012 at 2:29 P

I know …inthemiddleofapsychosis has a cranial hole the size of the Yellowstone crater, full of her own gas emissions…it’s ridiculous already why is this walking human waste endless reservoir allowed to keep posting here…

jimver on August 11, 2012 at 5:45 PM

There is also a rumor running around that Ryan had something going on with a young male intern. A republican told me it was a well-known “secret” in DC. Can’t wait to see how this all unfolds!!

inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Oh look, Harry Reid’s here.

Go do the gene pool a favor and jump off a tall building, will ya? Thanks in advance.

Midas on August 11, 2012 at 5:46 PM

and the “middle out.” He also warned that opponents of the unions’ vision of prosperity “had better get out of our way because we are going to run up their chests, come down their heads and come down on their backs.”

via Twitchy

pambi on August 11, 2012 at 5:43 PM

somebody pls, tell these idiots already that the concept of economy growing from ‘middle out’ is an invention by the idiot in the WH, and not an economic term/concept as such…in other words, there isn’t such a thing as economy growing from middle out but in 0′s empty head…

jimver on August 11, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Dingy Harry to report on the Senate Floor that some dead Republican told him Paul Ryan owns several Hate-Chicken franchises.

Strike Hornet on August 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

only 230 posts. on a historic day like today? even the romney supporters appear underwhelmed.

my oh my.

renalin on August 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

We were told Republicans would never control the House again after Obama.

We were told Scott Brown would never take “Ted Kennedy’s seat” in Massachusetts.

We were told Rand Paul would never be elected to the Senate in Kentucky.

We were told Scott Walker was going to be recalled as Governor of Wisconsin by outraged union types.

We were told millions of Ocuppy types were going to the streets to bring about “income equality”.

We were told a million people were going to show up to demonstrate against Chik-Fi-A.

Now, we are told there is no way way Romney will beat Obama.

OK. Let them hold onto that. Let’s see what happens.

Moesart on August 11, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I’m almost a senior, (58) and I say BRING IT ON. Romney/Ryan all the way. Stay focused, soon the mud slinging is going to be full of rocks and feces.

my oh my.

renalin on August 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Have you noticed there are multiple posts to try and keep up with, not to mention stories on hundreds of other sites?

scalleywag on August 11, 2012 at 5:57 PM

So seniors are not so foolish as the Dems believe? Amazing, innit?

Siddhartha Vicious on August 11, 2012 at 6:09 PM

only 230 posts. on a historic day like today? even the romney supporters appear underwhelmed.

my oh my.

renalin on August 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Um…it’s called Saturday and Summertime.

Go get some fresh air.
Maybe it’ll do you some good.

Ryan is a fabulous pick who will serve this country well, in spite of people like you.

litebeam1 on August 11, 2012 at 6:12 PM

only 230 posts. on a historic day like today? even the romney supporters appear underwhelmed.

my oh my.

Preparation H on August 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

You’re on the wrong thread, Kid. If you hurry, you can be the 1,000th post on the real thread.

H-

Del Dolemonte on August 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Seniors are the 65 and over already got theirs crowd. Ryan proposes to paper over their gluttonous ways and allow them to keep their ill gotten benefits which are lain on the backs of OTHER PEOPLES’ CHILDRENS’ BACKS. Making those children indentured servants who got nothing for the indebtedness they have to endure.

Why the hell would they not like Ryan? They were worried that the ponzi scheme would be brought down sooner than later, and he is promising a way to make the country enjoy going more and more into debt for a generation after they have already passed away, with no cuts in theirs for the duration.

astonerii on August 11, 2012 at 6:15 PM

only 230 posts. on a historic day like today? even the romney supporters appear underwhelmed.

my oh my.

renalin on August 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Sorry I haven’t commented before this,”sally sunshine”…….I was so excited by the news, I was signing up to help and donating $. (as well as packing up 3 kids for college!)

hoosierma on August 11, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Smart Democrats Should Be Worried

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/smart-democrats-should-be-worried.html

M2RB: Judas Priest

Resist We Much on August 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Watching the left implode over this pick is…priceless

tom daschle concerned on August 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Name change notification:

“inthemiddle” to “inthetank

Troll.

funkengruven on August 11, 2012 at 6:20 PM

astonerii on August 11, 2012 at 6:15 PM

LOLOLOL. *gasp* LOLOL.
Nice try , no bite

pambi on August 11, 2012 at 6:24 PM

So seniors are not so foolish as the Dems believe? Amazing, innit?

Siddhartha Vicious on August 11, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Not really. The GOP has a long history of respecting our seasoned citizens. The Dems have a long history of trying to scare them.

Happy Nomad on August 11, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Hey ALLAHPUNDIT (if you’re out there reading this), as much as I enjoy reading Ed and all these other folks, I come to HotAir for your thoughts. And right now, even though its a Saturday, I want nothing more than to read your impressions of the Ryan pick.

Don’t keep the people waiting, inquiring readers want to know if Humpbot will make an appearance today!!!

Lawdawg86 on August 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM

astonerii on August 11, 2012 at 6:15 PM

LOLOLOL. *gasp* LOLOL.
Nice try , no bite

pambi on August 11, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Funny laugh you got there, there is a HUGE level of fear in it.

astonerii on August 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM

It’s a solid pick. If the GOP’s goal is to trim around the edges of the budget in a way that might get Romney elected, but will do little to change our long-term fiscal situation. If they won’t stop policing the world, and this welfare state nannyism, then they’re still going to spend us into oblivion.

fatlibertarianinokc on August 11, 2012 at 6:44 PM

astonerii on August 11, 2012 at 6:15 PM

You mean the ponzi scheme(s) some of us have been forced to pay into since we started working at age 16? Lets see if you can count how many years that is. If you can’t do that, see if you can count how many decades that was. Oh, never mind.

scalleywag on August 11, 2012 at 7:10 PM

my oh my.

renalin on August 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

If you can count the combined number of comments on the Ryan related posts you would see just how foolish your statement was.

scalleywag on August 11, 2012 at 7:17 PM

You mean the ponzi scheme(s) some of us have been forced to pay into since we started working at age 16? Lets see if you can count how many years that is. If you can’t do that, see if you can count how many decades that was. Oh, never mind.

scalleywag on August 11, 2012 at 7:10 PM

The very same one that your generation voted for election after election after election. The very same one that the longer it goes on the more evil it does. The very same one that is taking America from a productive nation into a nation of beggars. Paul Ryan’s plan is intended to ensure it goes on as long as possible, continually degrading our nation and the people in it. Have we already reached the point of no return, where the voters have voted themselves enough of other people’s money that it cannot be saved? If not, Paul Ryan plans to make sure we get to that point.

astonerii on August 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Do you realize what age we live in? Substance doesn’t matter. A song called “Call me, Maybe!” is the biggest hit of the summer, for crying out loud.

The debate will be a nervous, sweaty Ryan rattling off numbers in his nerdy voice, while Joe will smile at the camera and tell a charming anecdote. People don’t want facts, they want friends. Wake up or be left behind forever.

inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Not even you believe this. How pathetic.

magicbeans on August 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Do you realize what age we live in? Substance doesn’t matter. A song called “Call me, Maybe!” is the biggest hit of the summer, for crying out loud.

The debate will be a nervous, sweaty Ryan rattling off numbers in his nerdy voice, while Joe will smile at the camera and tell a charming anecdote. People don’t want facts, they want friends. Wake up or be left behind forever.

inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM

.
Not even you believe this. How pathetic.

magicbeans on August 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM

.
So . . . people want their “fantasies” fulfilled, rather than reality?

If that’s not what you meant , ‘middle, you’re going to have to explain it better.

If that is what you meant, then you’re the one out of touch with the masses.

listens2glenn on August 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I’m 64 and he’s always been positive with me. My only question was whether his replacement in the House would be as determined as he’s been. Good luck.

I think he’s an excellent choice for Romney to keep the focus of the campaign on cutting spending, including repealing Obamacare. He can push me off the cliff if necessary. I don’t believe in being dependent on the government. Even though I am, now, I don’t like it and I’d welcome cuts in my SS and medicare.

flataffect on August 11, 2012 at 7:53 PM

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.

Don’t they know Ryan wants to push granny off a cliff and leave grandpa without Social Security?

Looking forward to Team Socialism explaining this to the nation.

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.

Don’t they know Ryan wants to bury grandpa alive and force grandma to live in a cardboard box on the street and eat cat food?

Team Socialism has a lot of propagandizing to do to.

farsighted on August 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I turn 62 next month. I guess that makes me a senior.
As for Paul Ryan as VP, I say “Hell yeah!”
Someone with the guts and the smarts to point us in the right fiscal direction.
Now we have a ticket we can get excited about!!!!

tpitman on August 11, 2012 at 8:21 PM

only 230 posts. on a historic day like today? even the romney supporters appear underwhelmed.

my oh my.

Preparation H on August 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

You’re on the wrong thread, Kid. If you hurry, you can be the 1,000th post on the real thread.

H-

Del Dolemonte on August 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM

loool :-) the moniker you ascribed to that one is priceless :)

jimver on August 11, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I don’t buy your “in the middle” crap.

You’re a left wing liberal, lock stock and barrel.

Just admit it.

Brian1972 on August 11, 2012 at 2:06 PM

“The only thing one finds inthemiddle of the road is a yellow stripe and a lot of dead chickens.”
——M.Thatcher

Solaratov on August 11, 2012 at 8:56 PM

somebody pls, tell these idiots already that the concept of economy growing from ‘middle out is an invention by the idiot in the WH, and not an economic term/concept as such…in other words, there isn’t such a thing as economy growing from middle out but in 0′s empty head…

jimver on August 11, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Yeah,…..that has got to be the most ridiculous notion from teh Lightbringer who is full of ridiculously dangerous notions.

All pre-planned, of course.

98ZJUSMC on August 11, 2012 at 9:06 PM

inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

You’re a liar. And you know it. So do we.

You poor sods are so-o-o-o desperate. And it’s going to be a ball watching you become even more desperate as we approach November 6. So. Much. Fun.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc85/Mamba1-0/frequently%20used/smellliberalsyw3-2.jpg

Solaratov on August 11, 2012 at 9:06 PM

So seniors are not so foolish as the Dems believe? Amazing, innit?

Siddhartha Vicious on August 11, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Their internals have probably been telling them this for awhile now. Hence, Granny off a cliff.

Blamestream® Media?

*crickets*

98ZJUSMC on August 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I don’t buy your “in the middle” crap.

You’re a left wing liberal, lock stock and barrel.

Just admit it.

Brian1972 on August 11, 2012 at 2:06 PM

When your worldview is that skewed, bent, smashed, roasted, toasted, rusty and broken…..

Yeah, He/She/It probably ended up in the middle of a mess.

98ZJUSMC on August 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

There is also a rumor running around that Ryan had something going on with a young male intern. A republican told me it was a well-known “secret” in DC. Can’t wait to see how this all unfolds!!

inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Harry Reid…is that you?

englishqueen01 on August 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Do you realize what age we live in? Substance doesn’t matter.
inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Yes, and this age started in January 2009. It is you who does not realize that through “hope” it can be “changed”.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 11, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Hey inthemiddle, can you tell us all here just when it is that your idol is going to run his campaign on his record in office?

We are all eagerly waiting for that moment…

RockyJ. on August 11, 2012 at 10:09 PM

It’s a solid pick. If the GOP’s goal is to trim around the edges of the budget in a way that might get Romney elected, but will do little to change our long-term fiscal situation. If they won’t stop policing the world, and this welfare state nannyism, then they’re still going to spend us into oblivion.

fatlibertarianinokc on August 11, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Exactly right. Have heard nothing from Romney or Ryan to make me believe otherwise.

bgibbs1000 on August 11, 2012 at 10:15 PM

A new Gallup/USA Today poll contains a counterintuitive finding

Until Obama tells Gallup he doesn’t like the results as was the case with the national polls and so Gallup used a different adjustment.

MrX on August 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I like Ed and have been reading him starting at Captain’s Quarters for several years. One of the things I don’t like about him is that he ascribes the thoughts of seniors, like me, as being shallow and selfish. His intuition is not very enlightened.

burt on August 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

So seniors are not so foolish as the Dems believe? Amazing, innit?

Siddhartha Vicious on August 11, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Not really. The GOP has a long history of respecting our seasoned citizens. The Dems have a long history of trying to scare them.

Happy Nomad on August 11, 2012 at 6:24 PM

All R&R have to do is anytime this Medicare thing starts up, use the obamacare legislation bill to show there is nothing to cut because Obama already cut 700 billion of it.

Conservative4ev on August 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I am a senior. I say I can’t wait to vote for Romney/Ryan.

AnnaS on August 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Complete Lives System with it’s health care rationing and death panels, big tax hikes on dividends, blah blah blah. Øbama is out to screw seniors, just as he screwed non-union Delphi workers. In the Obamanation, if your demographic doesn’t vote Dem, you’re toast. Ryan is our best hope.

petefrt on August 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Biden is a certifiable moron, and you and your side know it.

Right Mover on August 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM

It was so necessary for Obama to pick a bumbling white man to make himself appear messiah-like.

Don L on August 12, 2012 at 4:31 AM

Yes, and this age started in January 2009. It is you who does not realize that through “hope” it can be “changed”.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 11, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Sorry, but this old geezer watched the world go upside-down in the sixties and seeventies when the revolution against God and all moral authority was ushered in by defiant youth, spurred on by leftist professors.

Sex,drugs, and hedonism rapidly destroyed our culture. The communist were not exactly unaware of how to take down a strong nation, and it wasn’t through our economics as much as our morals. They divided us into opposing groups ever since, and have acheived near total victory.

Obama is really not the problem-just the immediate symptom. The fact that half the nation buys his free lunches and anti-God and family sexual excesses is the result of decades of planned decadence.
It worked!

Don L on August 12, 2012 at 4:44 AM

a significant number of likely voters who need more time to make up their minds

WTF seriously are these morons?!
You’re either voting for a f$%^ing communist, or you’re not!

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 8:11 AM

America has a choice…

The Obama-Biden Bankruptcy

… Or the Romney-Ryan Recovery

.

cntrlfrk on August 12, 2012 at 8:16 AM

. People don’t want facts, they want friends. Wake up or be left behind forever.
inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM

You are right. The Democrats helped create even more of these people over the last 100 years. Which has helped destroy America.
And you are proud of this.

DNC: “The GOP has just nominated White/Whiter ’12!”
Thanks for skipping Jindal and Rubio! The better to drive the racism meme!
inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 2:04 PM

So 1/2 white/realwhite didn’t bother you before?
And you;re talking about racists when you are a bigot?:

Oh, my. I hope your wives can’t smell it.
inthemiddle on August 11, 2012 at 2:01 PM


At least you have finally admitted that the Democrats/liberals are not about substance & facts & are only about buying voters.

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 8:34 AM

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