Saturday, April 28, 2012
With bigger names ahead of him, including two senators and three governors, Paul Ryan's chance at being Mitt Romney's running mate are probably pretty slim.
Does Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) have a shot at becoming Mitt Romney's running mate? An online prediction market, Intrade, allows bets for non-sporting events and predictions over there put Ryan in sixth place. Ryan is all over the news, lauded by conservative channels for his ideas for a national budget and bashed by liberals for the same reason. According to a story running on jsonline.com, Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Rob Portman of Ohio and Governors Chris Christie from New Jersey, Mitch Daniels of Indiana and Bob McDonnell of Virginia are all ahead of Ryan on the list of potential VP picks. The story presents Ryan's chances by the numbers, including his 55 television appearances, eight dates with CNBC, and $5.1 million…
Friday, March 30, 2012
The poll results keep rolling in, this one from Rasmussen Reports. Mitt Romney still leads Santorum by double digits, but President Obama would beat both of them in Wisconsin, if the election were held today.
For the third time this week, a poll released Friday shows Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with a lead over his rivals heading into Wisconsin's primary on Tuesday. The Rasmussen Reports poll shows Romney is ahead of Rick Santorum, 44 to 34 percent. Just a week ago, Rasmussen's survey showed Romney at 46 percent with Santorum sitting at 33 percent. Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich each garnered 7 percent in the poll. Two percent want someone else and 6 percent are undecided. The poll was conducted Thursday and questions were asked of 717 likely Republican primary voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent. A Marquette University poll released Tuesday and a St. Norbert/Wisconsin Public Radio poll released Thursday both list…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
After two polls in two weeks put former Sen. Rick Santorum in the lead, this is now the second poll to list former Gov. Mitt Romney in the lead for the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary. The same poll shows a very tight race in the gubernatorial r
A new poll keeps Mitt Romney tops in the minds of Wisconsin voters when it comes to the Republican presidential nomination. In a new survey released Tuesday from Marquette University, former Gov. Mitt Romney is ahead of former Sen. Rick Santorum, 39 to 31 percent, respectively. Congressman Ron Paul pulled in 11 percent and former Congressman Newt Gingrich comes in at five percent. Just last week a poll from Rasmussen Reports had Romney leading Santorum 46 percent to 33 percent, but polls last month, from both Marquette University and Public Policy Polling each had Santorum in the lead by double-digits. "We think it's encouraging, but it's only a poll," said Ted Kanavas, state director for the Romney campaign. "You know, Wisconsin is a …
Monday, March 26, 2012
A number of area residents gathered at the corners of Highways 20 and 31 Sunday to show their support for Ron Paul and his campaign for President.
Hearing Ron Paul speak on a YouTube video was all it took for Mike Yocco to get politically active. Until then, he said, he was apathetic at best. "I was never passionate or even involved until I saw a video of Ron Paul and heard what he had to say," Yocco said Sunday at the intersection of Highways 20 and 31 in Mount Pleasant. "What he says is so true, and unlike the other politicians, his actions and his words match." Adam Toutant agreed. "Ron Paul only votes with the Constitution," he said. "He knows we can't spend our way out of debt, and he has a plan to reduce the deficit in three years, not the 30 proposed by Paul Ryan." This was the second weekend the group was out waving signs for Ron Paul, and Yocco said at one point there were …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Republican presidential hopeful says people shouldn't believe everything they read or hear because he while he is trailing, the math putting Romney so far ahead is faulty and Santorum is not even close to throwing in the towel.
Calling numbers reported in the media "faulty math," Republican Rick Santorum said his race to be the GOP Presidential nominee is far from over. "We estimate that (Mitt) Romney has 42 percent of the delegates, and I have about 30 so that's not that far behind," Santorum told reporters before his Rally for Rick began Sunday at South Hills Country Club. "There's a lot left to this race." Specifically, Santorum is looking forward to the May primaries, which he says are in states that are in his court; places like Texas, Arkansas and Kentucky. "This race is far from over," he stated.