August 13th, 2012
08:07 PM ET

The Pros and Cons of Paul Ryan: A closer look at his voting record

Is Congressman Paul Ryan he a political asset or liability? That is the question many voters are asking themselves tonight as they take a look at what the Republican Vice Presidential pick brings to the ticket.

In a new USA today poll, 39 percent of registered voters say Paul Ryan is an excellent or pretty good choice, but two-thirds say the seven-term Congressman will have no effect on whether they vote for Mitt Romney. But let's be honest, most Americans don't really know who Paul Ryan is yet.

After all, he's never even run for office beyond his district in Wisconsin. So we're taking a closer look at Ryan's voting record and laying out his positions on some of the most important issues of the day.

CNN Contributors Roland Martin and Reihan Salam are here to help us break it down.

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