Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19480
 
In Florida, 17% Change Vote Because of Ryan VP Pick; Vote Changers by 4:3 are Drawn To Romney:

17% of registered voters in the state of Florida say they will change who they will vote for in the election for President as a result of Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as Vice President, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted statewide for WFLA-TV in Tampa.

Of those who will change their vote, 57% say they are more likely to vote for Romney, 42% say they are less likely to vote for Romney. The state of Florida is one of the most important swing-states in the country. Florida's 29 electoral votes are critical to Romney.

Reaction to the Ryan pick breaks along party lines. 82% of Republicans, 91% of Tea Party members, and 86% of conservatives say the selection of Ryan is excellent or good. 57% of Democrats and 51% of liberals say the Ryan selection is bad or very bad.

75% of Republicans say Ryan would be ready to step-in as President if Romney were unable to serve, compared to 28% of Democrats who say Ryan would be ready.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 640 adults from the state of Florida 08/13/12. Of the adults, 590 were registered to vote. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (70% of registered voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (30% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, laptop or other electronic device.

 
1Is your opinion of Paul Ryan, the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion one way or the other?
590 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Favorable43%51%36%36%49%36%53%42%44%47%28%46%**29%49%72%13%37%73%41%75%35%20%34%53%39%43%46%
Unfavorable32%30%34%31%20%45%30%26%38%28%38%39%**26%34%9%60%30%11%34%8%35%56%39%29%34%29%30%
Neutral16%12%19%25%19%8%9%22%9%15%16%13%**30%9%15%12%21%15%15%13%20%11%15%12%19%18%12%
No Opinion10%7%12%8%13%10%8%10%9%10%18%1%**14%8%4%15%12%1%10%4%11%13%12%6%7%10%12%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%26%27%21%52%48%61%14%21%4%30%70%40%33%27%7%89%31%43%22%9%10%30%20%32%
 
 
2How familiar are you with the economic policies of Paul Ryan? Very familiar? Somewhat familiar? Not very familiar? Or not at all familiar?
590 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Very31%37%26%21%26%32%49%24%40%36%29%22%**15%38%40%24%27%65%29%50%23%23%28%44%32%33%27%
Somewhat44%39%48%53%45%43%32%49%38%40%39%58%**51%41%39%49%46%26%45%34%48%50%51%32%42%38%51%
Not Very12%12%12%15%14%10%10%14%10%12%11%13%**19%9%16%9%12%9%13%10%14%12%10%15%14%14%10%
Not At All12%10%14%10%15%14%9%13%12%12%20%6%**15%11%6%19%14%1%13%6%14%16%10%9%13%14%12%
Not Sure0%1%0%2%0%0%0%1%0%0%1%2%**0%1%0%0%1%0%1%0%1%0%1%0%0%2%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%26%27%21%52%48%61%14%21%4%30%70%40%33%27%7%89%31%43%22%9%10%30%20%32%
 
 
3Regardless of who you may support for president, is Paul Ryan an excellent choice, a good choice, a bad choice or a very bad choice for the Romney campaign?
590 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Excellent28%33%24%16%34%23%43%25%32%32%16%29%**10%36%49%11%18%57%26%54%18%12%15%43%24%27%32%
Good31%33%29%47%30%23%22%39%22%30%31%31%**48%24%33%21%39%34%30%32%37%22%36%30%31%31%30%
Bad15%9%21%12%9%24%15%11%20%14%11%25%**14%16%3%31%15%2%17%3%14%33%24%8%13%16%17%
Very Bad14%17%11%11%9%23%13%10%19%12%27%10%**6%18%6%26%12%4%15%4%18%18%14%14%18%12%13%
Not Sure12%9%14%13%19%7%8%16%7%12%15%6%**23%7%9%12%16%2%12%6%14%15%11%5%15%14%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%26%27%21%52%48%61%14%21%4%30%70%40%33%27%7%89%31%43%22%9%10%30%20%32%
 
 
4If it became necessary, would Paul Ryan be ready to step in and be President of the United States?
590 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Yes50%54%46%43%53%51%53%48%52%49%34%66%**36%56%75%28%40%83%47%76%38%40%38%58%40%44%63%
No30%31%30%28%21%39%33%25%36%30%44%23%**26%32%10%54%31%11%33%10%39%36%42%30%36%27%24%
Not Sure20%15%24%28%27%10%13%27%12%21%22%11%**37%13%15%19%28%7%20%14%23%24%20%12%24%28%13%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%26%27%21%52%48%61%14%21%4%30%70%40%33%27%7%89%31%43%22%9%10%30%20%32%
 
 
5Does the pick of Paul Ryan as running mate change your mind about who you will vote for for president?
590 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Yes17%17%17%30%9%14%14%19%14%15%26%14%**23%14%18%14%18%35%15%14%19%13%11%21%18%20%15%
No73%71%75%57%76%78%83%67%80%77%63%69%**58%79%72%78%69%58%75%81%64%82%82%70%75%69%72%
Not Sure10%12%8%14%14%8%3%14%6%8%11%16%**19%6%10%8%12%6%10%5%17%6%6%8%7%11%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%26%27%21%52%48%61%14%21%4%30%70%40%33%27%7%89%31%43%22%9%10%30%20%32%
 
 
6Are you now more likely to vote for Romney, or less likely to vote for Romney?
100 Whose Minds ChangedAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 9.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
More Likely57%50%63%62%48%47%64%58%54%56%57%58%60%63%52%83%35%43%100%48%83%55%53%70%59%42%56%71%
Less Likely42%50%35%36%52%53%36%40%46%44%43%37%40%37%46%17%65%57%0%51%17%45%47%30%41%58%44%26%
Not Sure1%0%2%2%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%5%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Whose Minds Changed100%48%52%46%14%23%18%59%41%55%22%18%6%41%59%42%27%29%14%78%26%48%16%6%12%31%24%27%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.