Even Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan is surprised that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney is doing so well against President Barack Obama.
During an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, co-host Gretchen Carlson asked Ryan why the Republican message wasn’t “convincing half of the American public” who support Obama.
“It’s not that frustrating to me. I think that’s pretty good, because look at what we’re dealing with,” the House Budget Committee chairman replied. “We’re dealing with an extremely well-funded president who has the bully pulpit, who has the ability to command the air waves. He’s done so many more fundraisers than most of his predecessors combined. There is a bizarre statistic about how he does so much fundraising.”
“We’re running against this huge machine and Mitt Romney is still tied, I think that’s pretty amazing,” Ryan added. “Being tied at this stage, given what President Obama is doing and what Mitt Romney is up against as a challenger is pretty impressive.”
According the polling organization Gallup, Romney and Obama have been statistically tied since the beginning of April.
Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast June 13, 2012.