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GOP Base Lukewarm on Ryan Candidacy if Convention Contested
Republican primary voters are even more down on Romney

Forty-two percent of GOP primary voters would be comfortable with Ryan as the nominee, according to PPP. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Nearly 60 percent of Republican primary voters would be comfortable with Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, according to a new poll that also found they were cool to the idea of either member of the 2012 ticket emerging as the standard-bearer from a contested convention.  

The Public Policy Polling survey released on Tuesday found that Trump easily outpolled his remaining rivals on the stump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.  

Ryan on Presidential Nomination: 'It Is Not Me'
Speaker wants speculation put to rest

Ryan says the GOP nominee should be someone running for president now. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Speaker Paul D. Ryan has said over and over again he will not be the Republican presidential nominee in the event of a brokered convention, and on Thursday he requested that speculation be put to rest.  

"It is not me," the Wisconsin Republican said, adding, "Let’s just put this thing to rest and move on."