U.S. national debt is a threat, veterans say [CVA 8/14]:

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff last year said, “The most significant threat to our national security is our debt…”, and a new poll sponsored by Concerned Veterans for America and conducted by The Winston Group reveals that the majority of military voters agree with his statement and believe debt is a growing and insidious threat to our national security.

Rep. Ryan apparently gaining in popularity [Rasmussen 8/14]:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of likely U.S. voters now have a favorable opinion of Ryan, while 32% view him unfavorably. This includes 29% with a Very Favorable view of Romney’s vice presidential pick and 13% with a Very Unfavorable one.  Only 13% are now unfamiliar with Ryan, and five percent (5%) are not sure about him.

The horse race [Rasmussen 8/14]:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

The horse race Part II [Gallup/Washington Examiner 8/14]:

Mitt Romney staked his first lead over President Obama in Gallup’s Daily Tracking Poll since July 18th today, 47 percent to 45 percent.

Romney and Obama were tied in the Gallup poll this Saturday when Romney named Paul Ryan to be his running mate. Gallup’s daily tracking poll uses a seven-day rolling sample.

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