Paul Ryan is little known, was not in broad demand as Mitt Romney’s VP pick and authored a budget plan that, while popular in the GOP base, stepped into the red zone on the subject of Medicare. His selection seems like an attempt both to rally Republican loyalists and to channel the public’s substantial concern about the deficit. But given the sensitivity of Medicare, there is risk.
A few data points from recent and past polling: [cont.]
Gary Langer, ABC News