Ron Paul poll shocker: He beats Obama head-to-head

Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/01 01:50:51

At the moment, Ron Paul bests President Obama in a head-to-head matchup by 43 to 41 percent, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday.

By Peter Grier, Staff writer / February 28, 2012

How about this for a poll shocker: While everybody in US politics has been preoccupied with the Michigan primary, Ron Paul has sneaked up on President Obama and for the first time leads the incumbent in a head-to-head survey.

That’s right, leads – as in, ahead of, out front, winning, and so forth. According to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday, at the moment Representative Paul bests Mr. Obama in a head-to-head matchup by 43 to 41 percent.

The same poll has Mitt Romney tied with Obama, at 44 percent each. Rick Santorum is three points behind the president, according to Rasmussen, and Newt Gingrich is 10 points behind.

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Wow. Paul is outperforming all the other GOP candidates, by this measure. His campaign is spinning this as evidence he’s the most electable of all.

“In order to win back the White House, Republicans must nominate a consistent candidate that offers something besides the status quo. Ron Paul is that candidate,” said national campaign chairman Jesse Benton in a statement on the Rasmussen results.

Well, we hate to be the bearer of cold water, but we’ve got a couple of comments to make on this.

First, one poll does not a white-haired Texas libertarian president make. As we said, this is the only head-to-head matchup to this point that shows Paul beating Obama. The RealClearPolitics rolling average of such polls still has Paul behind by a little over seven points.

Plus it’s, you know, hypothetical. Paul is not actually running against Obama at the moment. And the polls that have to do with him getting to that point aren’t so positive at the moment.

In the RealClearPolitics poll average of the four GOP contenders, Paul remains in fourth, as the choice of 12 percent of Republican voters. He’s not outperforming that figure in any big March 6 Super Tuesday states, either. In Ohio, he’s at 10.7 percent. In Georgia, he’s at 8.8 percent. He’s doing a bit better in Tennessee, at 15 percent in a recent Vanderbilt University poll, but that’s still good for only third place.

Of course, there is always the chance that Paul can take a few delegates in Tuesday’s Michigan primary. State rules allocate two delegates to the winner of each congressional district, and it’s possible that Paul could win in districts that include the University of Michigan and Michigan State. (He’s big with young people, in case you didn’t know.)

And the Washington caucuses are March 3. They’ll be another test of Paul’s strategy of focusing his energy, money, and organization on caucus states.

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  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2012/03/01 06:08:13
    LMAO!! Suddenly you Nutjobs like Rasmussen again.
  • RJ~PWCM... FAWKES'... 2012/03/01 15:19:23
    Hey there toga boy, how's the "homeschooling" going, lol!
  • ConLibFraud 2012/03/01 05:48:20
    What I don't get about the anti Paul folks is they all know that Ron Paul is the only one who can draw enough votes from the dems and independents to kick ofraud to the gutter where he belongs. Check that, the prison gutter is where ofraud belongs!

    ORomney, Santorass and Fig Newton will never ever beat Ofraud.
  • DefendnProtect 2012/03/01 04:06:38
  • Adakin ... Defendn... 2012/03/01 04:10:28
    Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA
    I love those DC comics...
  • the_old_coach 2012/03/01 03:56:54
    I'm certainly not shocked, I expect it.
  • MichaelDillon 2012/03/01 02:29:24
    Dr. Paul RX for America. ron paul
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/03/01 02:11:38
    The one overall statistic that CSmonitor misses is: Obama cannot even command 50 percent of the vote!

    When the incumbent cannot command 50 percent in a two-man head-to-head, the undecideds always break for the challenger. Result: the incumbent loses.

    Still: for Ron Paul to achieve such a lead is a mighty impressive achievement.

    It also testifies to Obama's serious weakness.
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/01 02:11:02
    But somehow you don't hear the obsolete lamestream media declaring 0bama a "weak candidate".
  • loony t RJ~PWCM... 2012/03/01 03:03:45
    loony t
    and you never will

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