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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls -- For The Week Ending August 18, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The vice presidential candidates attracted a little more news than usual this past week.

After Mitt Romney named Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden made some high-profile gaffes. New polling finds voters are evenly divided as to which man is better qualified to be president if necessary. 

Mitt Romney announced Ryan as his running mate on Saturday, and following the resulting blast of media exposure, Ryan’s favorables are up. Fifty percent (50%) of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of him, compared to 39% just prior to Romney’s announcement.


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