Paul Ryan’s Congressional Campaign Goes Up with Ads in His District Despite Claiming 25 Point Lead over Democratic Challenger Rob Zerban

Wisconsin Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Zerban
Wisconsin Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Zerban
The Associated Press is reporting that Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan is launching ads in his Wisconsin district in support of his campaign to retain his House seat if he and Mitt Romney lose in the fall.

The ad buy comes after the campaigns of both Ryan and his Democratic challenger Rob Zerban, a business owner and elected county official, released information on separate, private polls that produced widely different results:

[The Ryan campaign’s] survey of 400 likely voters showed a gap of 58 to 33 percent between the two candidates, with a 4.9 percent margin of error both ways. Libertarian challenger Keith Deschler trailed at 3 percent…

A 400-person poll conducted by the Zerban campaign found the race jumped to an 8-point difference when likely voters were informed about both candidates. The additional information told to those polled and the percentage difference without that information was not available Tuesday.

It is strange that Ryan’s congressional campaign rushed to produce ads after its own internal poll found that Ryan had a 25-point lead over Zerban.

This does not add up.


  • Stumptownhero
    September 12, 2012 - 9:48 am | Permalink

    If the DNC was smart they would target Lying Ryan’s district with the ad’s for the President that call him out on his LIES and distortions. There could be not better result for the House than to have him loose TWO elections this fall!

  • Calgal
    September 12, 2012 - 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Great idea, Slumptownhero! Puhleeze send this on to the movers and shakers in the DNC.

  • dennis
    September 24, 2012 - 1:45 pm | Permalink

    if a big bank collasped… or if GM or another auto problem happened today.the republicans would let it fail and again not there to help the average joe.they are getting what they deserve

  • CarolO
    September 26, 2012 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    Paul Ryan needs to lose his Congressional seat!!!! No Congressman needs to be in the White House that is so willing to hang Seniors out to dry. Ryan will continue to bring privatizing Social Security and hanging his hat onto the Voucher Plan over and over again.

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