47 Percent Liked Romney-Ryan

That’s the ticket—for 47 percent of Americans. The number that has come to hang spectral over the grave of Mitt Romney’s presidential bid struck again, this time in a new poll by Politico and George Washington University. The study found that 47 percent of Americans—precisely the number that the onetime presidential hopeful had said were dependent on the government—look upon Romney and former running mate Paul Ryan favorably. “The Republicans are in real need of a leader,” said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster who worked on the study. Fifty-two percent of Americans said President Obama is doing A-OK.