Number of the Day

39%: The percentage of respondents in a new USA/Gallup poll who think Paul Ryan is an "excellent" or "pretty good" vice presidential choice.
Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, 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.

...Only Dan Quayle in a 1988 Harris Poll of likely voters was viewed less positively than Ryan, with 52% rating Quayle as a "fair" or "poor" vice presidential choice. The Ryan poll includes all adults, not just registered voters.

...The USA TODAY/Gallup survey also finds 48% of Americans view Ryan as qualified to be president if something should happen to Romney, while 29% do not and 23% were undecided. Only Palin, then the governor of Alaska, and Quayle, a two-term senator from Indiana, were rated lower than Ryan.
Neil Newhouse, a pollster for the Romney campaign, "said in a statement that the findings reflect the fact that Ryan, a House member since 1999, isn't widely known." Ha ha I'm sure voters will definitely love him MORE once they know him better!

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