Paul Ryan Gets a 10% Favorable Rating From Democrats

People may just be starting to learn about him, but the Republican vice presidential pick is already the subjected of highly polarized views.

Gallup reports today that "Americans have mixed views of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who will be confirmed as the GOP's vice presidential nominee on Wednesday night, with 38% saying their opinion is favorable, and 36% saying it is unfavorable." But if you look at who is rating him favorably and who is not, you can see he's already a highly polarizing figure who has not won over many partisans. His speech tonight might be an opportunity to change that, slightly. More likely, it will further solidify his support among Republicans, who are strongly in his corner already. Screen Shot 2012-08-29 at 4.23.36 PM.png

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Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

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