Q: (Among registered voters) If the presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Barack Obama and Joe Biden, the Democrats) and (Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Republicans), for whom would you vote? Which candidates are you leaning toward?
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In this poll:
Conservatives cheer Ryan pick and are now more enthusiastic about Romney's candidacy. Click "detailed" view for breakdowns by political and demographic groups.
This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone August 22-25, 2012, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults, including landline and cell phone-only respondents. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four points. The error margin is also four points for the sample of 857 registered voters. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York.