Wednesday, December 21, 2011

CBS News: Ron Paul Takes Lead in Latest Iowa poll

CBS news reports:
Texas Rep. Ron Paul is now atop the field in Iowa of Republicans looking to unseat President Obama next year.

Paul has the support of 27.5 percent of likely voters for the Jan. 3 caucuses, which kick of [sic] the 2012 race for the Republican nomination for president in less than two weeks, according to a poll conducted by Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich finished a close second, with 25.3 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who took 17.5 percent.

Paul's support could be stronger than other candidates who have led in Iowa in the months since the August straw poll, which Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won.

Dave Peterson, an associate professor of political science at Iowa State, said Paul's support is likely under represented by polling.

"His supporters are younger and more likely to reply on a cell phone, so he's probably going to perform better than his polling suggests. His supporters also are dedicated and will likely turn out on caucus night and not change their minds," Peterson said.


  1. Good for citizens-good for America. Ron Paul 2012

  2. His supporters tend to be not stupid and feeble minded as well.

  3. Just wait for the media attacks to start flying, but you know, with Ron Paul, it only makes him stronger. That tends to happen when you speak the TRUTH.

  4. Stick that in your ear Chris Wallace! I would like to also know how Paul is doing in New Hampshire. I bet he comes in either first or second place there.

  5. Vietnam Combat Veterans for Ron Paul 2012.
    And there are a lot of us.

  6. Never thought about cell phones before... very good point.

  7. They can't rig the vote in Iowa becasue it is done by the old fashioned method of actually showing a raising of hands. However come New Hampshire they can rig the numbers at will because of the "black box" voting.
    The banksters will NOT allow Ron Paul to get the nomination and they will cheat and commit fraud to any extent necessary in order to put in any one of the puppets that they've pre-selected.
    The public will NOT be allowed to choose a leader, they will only be allowed to participate in the ILLUSION of having a say.