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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 06:37 PM
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Paul Ryan ain't lookin' so good at home.
http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2011/05/wisconsin-looks-good-for-obama.html

Gingrich's numbers may be particularly bad in Wisconsin because of his recent spat with Paul Ryan who's an absolutely adored figure with GOP voters in the state. 77% have a favorable opinion of him to 12% with a negative one. Ryan would actually poll the strongest of the Republicans we tested against Obama in the state too, trailing the President by a 50-43 margin, 5 points closer than Romney.

Despite his comparatively decent numbers against Obama, Ryan's image in the state has gone in the wrong direction as his national profile has increased over the course of the last six months. When we polled on Ryan in December his favorability was a positive 38/30 spread. Now it's a negative 41/46 spread. That's a 13 point net shift in the wrong direction for him over the last five months. He's up up 10 points with Republicans from +55 (61/6) to +65 (77/12). But that's more than outweighed by his being down 34 points with Democrats from -35 (16/51) to -69 (10/79). And he's down 9 points with independents from +10 (39/29) to +1 (43/42). Ryan's prudent not to run for the state's open seat given his decline in popularity on the home front.

Plenty of time for it to change, but Wisconsin's looking like a solid Obama state in 2012 for now.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 06:43 PM
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1. I'm curious to know Ryan's favorability overall in his district.
Mostly, I'm curious if there is any chance he might be booted from his seat. He's kind of an ass (which has never gone over well for anybody in WI) and his budget is nearly toxic with voters unilaterally once they know what it says/contains. (which wouldn't go well for him anywhere.)
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:11 PM
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2. These are interesting times in WI.
Ryan has been losing overall among Republicans and Independents. No Kochsuckers United ad blitz would wipe out people's awareness of Ryan and his plan.
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:22 PM
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3. Ryan has gone is the wrong direction and people are not stupid (will some are).
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 01:54 AM
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4. Voters are starting to see him for who he is!
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