CNN’s latest poll shows presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney in a statistical dead heat with President Barack Obama.
And in what could be worse news for Obama, who is pushing a campaign based on the economy, the poll also shows Americans split evenly over who could best handle the nation’s financial ills.
Romney’s strength against the incumbent President is surprising a lot of people, including right-wing Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan.
“That’s pretty amazing,” Ryan said on “Fox and Friends.” “Being tied at this stage, given what President Obama is doing and what Romney is up against as a challenger is pretty impressive.”
Ryan has endorsed Romney, a move that doesn’t sit all that well with his Tea Party base.