Seniors Love Paul Ryan, But Your Knew That Already — Washington Post

We saw this recently is the much talked about Foster McCollum poll in Florida, and we blogged the truth immediately after Paul Ryan selection in the face of relentless media smears, but now the Washington Post comes right out and says it — “Seniors ❤ Paul Ryan“:

Grandma isn’t scared of Paul Ryan. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 41 percent of Americans view the new GOP vice presidential nominee favorably, while 37 percent rate him unfavorably — slightly improved from last week’s polling. Among seniors, though, the numbers are even better for Ryan: 50 percent favorable and 35 percent unfavorable. Fully one-third of seniors say they have a strongly favorable view of the Wisconsin congressman, while one-quarter have a strongly unfavorable view.

The numbers suggest Democrats’ attempts to turn Ryan’s Medicare proposal against the GOP haven’t stuck yet among the most pivotal group: seniors. If a Medicare attack was working, after all, seniors would likely be the first group to start deserting Ryan.

Ryan’s Medicare plan, of course, isn’t designed to affect current seniors; it would turn the entitlement into a voucher program for future beneficiaries, starting in 2023. But that doesn’t mean Democrats haven’t tried to use it for leverage with elderly voters — a reliable and important voting group in the 2012 election — and one that generally favors the GOP.

This poll states the obvious — both the Democrats smears and the Obama water-carriers in the media have grossly failed thus far despite their best efforts.  Expect both groups to double down over the coming months.

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  1. […] poll was that seniors are trending towards Romney after the Ryan pick and that is exactly what is happening. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was written by […]

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