THE RYAN FACTOR: Poll Shows Romney Up on Obama In Michigan After Selecting Paul Ryan as VP

The Paul Ryan Bump?

The most recent polling information from Michigan shows Romney leading by nearly four points over Obama. Michigan, a state that traditionally votes democratic in Presidential elections, is Mitt Romney’s home state.

The polling results seem to suggest that Romney has gained support in the state since the announcement of Paul Ryan as his running mate. Ryan is from neighboring Wisconsin, which may have been a factor in the uptick in Michigan support.

“Romney has identified a clear game changer if his strategy is to divide the Midwest and blow a bugle in President Obama’s Midwestern Strategy”, states Eric Foster, chief pollster and President of Foster McCollum White & Associates. “Romney may be attempting to isolate Illinois and Pennsylvania by having Michigan and Wisconsin in play. That also limited Obama’s opportunity to strengthen resource and advertising in Ohio and Indiana if Michigan and Wisconsin are competitive”.

In spite of national criticism of the Ryan selection and budget plan, our findings suggest that Michigan voters are viewing both as positives for Romney. 36.11% of Michigan voters are more likely to vote for Romney because of the Paul Ryan selection while only 27.90% are less likely to vote for Romney. That is a positive statistical advantage for Romney of 8.21 points or 29.42%.

The latest polling from Wisconsin also shows Romney edging out Obama in what is supposed to be Obama-safe territory. What do you think — is this a trend we’ll start seeing across the upper mid-west? Fingers crossed.

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7 Responses to THE RYAN FACTOR: Poll Shows Romney Up on Obama In Michigan After Selecting Paul Ryan as VP

  1. Cathy says:

    In the end, People will hopefully vote for country over party. We are all in this together…lets swim, not sink.

    Romney/Ryan are throwing you a life preserver…are you willing to catch it?

    R + R 2012

  2. AfricansforRomney says:

    Gov Romney, please, please spend money on foot soliders in swing states. Don’t be stingy :-) I was panic when i heard @NPR today Obama has has 32 offices in Colorado; Romney has 10. In Iowa, it’s 17 Obama offices to 11 for Romney.
    Com’n TV ads are important, but it is very, very imoportant the ground operations.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/08/21/159538646/both-sides-can-claim-some-money-advantage-in-presidential-race

  3. Marjorie Doby says:

    Romney is known to be a top strategist. I’m sure he has a plan. obama is losing money quick and Romney is saving it so as to spend after the convention. We do need much more offices open hopefully that will happen soon and that they recognize it. America seriously needs rescuing that’s for sure!!!!!

  4. Brent Laird says:

    He should open how many office he needs. not that the numbers need to be up. just what he needs. You do not open offices just to open offices.

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  6. Gordon D. says:

    I don’t care who’s up in Michigan. Just don’t mess with my medicare, and social security!!

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