JANESVILLE – We’ve been expecting this news. After spending the entire primary season attacking Trump and siding with establishment republicans AND democrats, Paul Ryan is starting to show some damage.
An incumbent, sitting Senator and current House Speaker would typically be nearly untouchable in a reelection campaign. But Ryan’s numbers have turned south and look like they’ll continue to drop. He’s now polling at 43% – not even able to achieve over 50%. Wasn’t that one of his criticisms against Trump in the primary season, that Trump was never able to get over 50% in a state? Nevermind that Trump was competing against 16 challengers and Ryan has only one – Paul Nehlan.
Mr. Nehlan, by comparison, polls at 32%, and is gaining on Ryan fast. Mr. Nehlan appeals to the same base of Trump supporters that are fed up with the establishment, fed up with crony deals and want real change from an outsider. Mr. Nehlan is ready to fill that role in Wisconsin, just as Trump is filling it nationally.
To see more of the appeal from Mr. Nehlan, take a look at this campaign ad
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And this one:
For more on the current polling data, from Breitbart:
A poll of likely Republican voters shows House Speaker Paul Ryan well below 50 percent in his race to maintain his seat in Wisconsin’s first Congressional district.
The poll was conducted by P.M.I., with 424 respondents randomly called from a file of 11,000 likely GOP primary voters. It shows that with one month remaining before Wisconsin’s August 9th vote, Ryan is polling at 43 percent.
Ryan’s challenger, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen, is polling at 32 percent.The Nehlen campaign notes that Ryan’s 43 percent “represents a drop of more than 30 points since the Nehlen campaign began polling likely Republican primary voters earlier in the year.”
“This poll shows voters are considering their options and choosing to opt out of Paul Ryan’s job-killing policies,” Nehlen said.
The new poll could be viewed as a warning sign to Ryan, as Wisconsin voters may be growing increasingly frustrated with the key elements of Ryan’s longstanding policy agenda.
Nehlen told Breitbart that the reason Ryan has tanked below 50 percent in the latest poll is a direct result of his policies on trade, immigration, and national sovereignty.
“Paul Ryan is the most open borders, pro-Wall Street, anti-worker member of Congress in either party,” Paul Nehlen said during a Saturday press conference, which was held in front of Ryan’s border wall surrounding his Janesville mansion. “Everything that Americans despise about their government, Paul Ryan represents… Can you name one time when Paul Ryan fought as hard for you and your family as he’s fought for corporate America?” Nehlen asked.
How about you? Would you vote Paul Nehlan if you lived in Wisconsin? Is Paul Ryan a RINO on his way out? Will you miss him?