Aug 21, 2012
NEW POLL: Paul Ryan a Drag on NY Republicans, Obama’s Lead Grows to Nearly 30 Points
A new Siena Poll out today has bad news for New York Republicans who are stuck with both Paul Ryan at the top of their ticket and with Ryan's unpopular plan to end Medicare. President Obama has increased his lead over Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to an astounding 29 points, including an 8 point lead among the independent voters who will swing close congressional races. This is a larger margin than in 2008, when Democrats won across the state at the congressional level, as well.
"With Paul Ryan and his plan to end Medicare on the ballot, New York Republicans are facing a serious drag and uphill battle," said Josh Schwerin, Northeast Press Secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "Not only will House Republicans have to attempt to defend their indefensible votes to end Medicare so they can pay for tax breaks for millionaires, they also need to overcome the Romney-Ryan 30-point drag at the top of the ticket."