No Paul Ryan Bounce?

Aug 14 2012 @ 12:41pm

by Patrick Appel

Gallup calls public reaction to the Ryan pick "among the least positive" that "Gallup has recorded in recent elections." Silver's view:

I think the smart money is on Mr. Ryan’s polling remaining mediocre throughout this election cycle.

He articulates his ideas well, but with a somewhat intellectual timbre that might appeal more to high-information voters than those who are less invested in politics and are more likely to be undecided in the race. And he has inherently something of a tough sell, since his policy preferences are reasonably far removed from those of the median voter. Mr. Ryan is also on the young side for a vice-presidential choice, and lacks foreign policy experience, so he may have more work to do than the average candidate in demonstrating his credentials.