Mitt Romney vice presidential pick Paul Ryan gets low scores in recent USA Today poll. While I think it may be entirely too early to ask Americans what they think about Paul Ryan, since his candidacy was only announced Saturday morning, it’s interesting nonetheless because it plays into the notion that most people don’t, except the Tea Party folks, don’t know who Paul Ryan is. On that basis, his name being tossed in the ring, doesn’t add up to a hill of beans and Mitt Romney didn’t hit that homerun he was forced to attempt.
A USA Today/Gallup poll finds that more of the public are giving Paul Ryan lower marks than high ones. The poll finds the Wisconsin congressman, whose district is about 700,000, is seen as only a “fair” or “poor” choice by 42% of Americans vs. 39% who think he is an “excellent” or “pretty good” vice presidential choice.