Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has not seen a noticeable spike in his support following the campaign’s announcement that Rep. Paul Ryan will be joining the Republican ticket as the Vice Presidential nominee, according to a new Gallup poll.
In the three days prior to the announcement, Romney was polling with 46 percent support among registered voters. Following Ryan’s introduction, Romney scored a three-day average of 47 percent.
Support for President Barack Obama remained unchanged in the days before and after announcement, averaging at 45 percent, within the polls 3 point margin of error.
Gallup notes that in 2008, neither candidate received a major upswing in support immediately following their Vice Presidential announcements. McCain’s chances improved by 2 percent while Obama’s dropped 2 percent.
The post-announcement poll was conducted among 1,863 registered voters between August 11th through the 14th.