For all the hullaboo over Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan, voters seem to have greeted the news with a shrug. The Gallup Daily tracking poll finds that Romney's support among registered voters edged up all of one point in the four days after the announcement. Romney was at 46%, and now he's at 47%. President Obama held steady at 45% before and after the news.
The minimal movement is about on par with what happened in 2008, notes Gallup: John McCain ticked up a modest 2 points when he picked Sarah Palin, and Barack Obama ticked down two points after selecting Joe Biden. "Although the announcement of Romney's running mate will be one of the more significant events in the 2012 campaign, it has not done much to change voter preferences, at least initially," writes Gallup's Jeffrey M. Jones. The next big potential poll-mover is the GOP convention, starting Aug. 27.