A new poll shows that Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as running mate failed to give him a boost in the polls, leaving the presumptive GOP nominee locked in a tight race with President Obama.
A new Associated Press-GfK poll released Wednesday by shows Obama leading with the support of 47 percent of registered voters to 46 for the Republican ticket.
Those numbers show little change from a June AP-GfK poll which found Obama topping Romney 47 percent to 44.
But Romney’s failure to pull ahead is hurting him perception-wise. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed said they expected Obama to win, with 32 percent believing he would be defeated.
The poll finds Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, with a net positive favorability rating after a week and a half on the campaign trail.
Thirty-eight percent have a favorable view of Ryan to 34 unfavorable. Ryan fares better among registered voters who split 40 percent favorable to 34 unfavorable. But the poll finds that the seven-term Wisconsin lawmaker is still unknown to a quarter of voters.