Skip to comments.Could Ron Paul Beat Obama for President?
Posted on 04/20/2010 4:59:10 AM PDT by IbJensen
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) and President Barack Obama would be virtually tied if the 2012 presidential election were held today. The poll result is perhaps surprising, considering that during Ron Paul's 2008 presidential bid for the Republican nomination the major media cast him as a dark horse with no chance of winning. But that was before the financial meltdown in the fall of 2008, the Obama Presidency, and the Tea Party movement of the past year.
Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 likely voters by phone over April 12 and 13 to gauge the current public attitude toward the constitutionalist congressman. The main question was: "If the [2012 presidential] election were held today, would you vote for Republican Ron Paul or Democrat Barack Obama?" The poll found that Barack Obama would get 42 percent of the vote and Ron Paul 41 percent the 1 percent difference well within the poll's margin of error.
The poll and its questions in their entirety break down as follows:
1* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Ron Paul?
10% Very favorable
29% Somewhat favorable
18% Somewhat unfavorable
12% Very unfavorable
32% Not sure
2* In thinking about the 2012 Presidential election suppose you had a choice between Republican Ron Paul and Democrat Barack Obama. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Ron Paul or Democrat Barack Obama?
11% Some other candidate
6% Not sure
3* Is Ron Paul a divisive force in the Republican Party, or is he representative of a new direction for the party?
21% He is a divisive force in the Republican party
34% He is representative of a new direction for the party
45% Not sure
4* Does Ron Paul share the values of most Republican voters throughout the nation?
54% Not sure
To see Rasmussen's report on its poll, click here.
It is also interesting to note that Barack Obamas popularity has been in a downward slide during his Presidency to date.
On Congressman Pauls side, things are different. With frequent television interviews, commentaries on the issues, and appearances in person all of which have continued long past his campaign in the last presidential election he has ample opportunity to keep in the public eye and make further clear his stands on behalf of the Constitution. There is nothing like being a go to guy for the media when observations on current affairs or a hot topic of the day is needed. He also has several books out that delineate his views and help to maintain his reputation for consistency and for constitutionality. Many voters like what Ron Paul is saying. And many voters are also becoming very concerned about what they see happening to their country since the last presidential election.
So perhaps it's not really too surprising after all that according to a recent survey Ron Paul would be a very viable candidate for President were he to decide to run.
Fox News has played him down in no small part, and the fair and balanced darling Shawn Hannity ignores him, or is down right venomous toward him. If Dr. Paul was to be "show cased" in the same manner as the RINO Mit Romney, he would come to be a rock star in a matter of days.
Let's all keep this in mind and think for ourselves. None of the media outlets are our friends-including Fox News.
He could have beaten him last time. McCain was the worst possible candidate.
...cue the, “Oh jeez, not this s*** again!” poster...
I would never vote for such an anti military freakshow.
LOL...fun to watch the paulistas sometimes
no just no, but h*ll no.
kook paul is the useful idiot candidate.
it is shaping up to be yet another vote splitter election in 2010 and 2012
Ron Paul is a lost cause as a potential national leader.
He leads a small slice of people who consider themselves to be conservatives. Nothing wrong with that. But he will never have borader appeal. Stop pushing him on the rest of us who have considered him and found him lacking.
I am no a Ron Paul fan, but I would vote for Ron Paul before I would vote for Mitt Romney.
A vote for Paul, Romney, Hucklebee, will mean total disaster, four more years of Obama and the complete end to America as we know it! I’m not even sure Palin is the right choice! A third party is a a total loser so we best not allow the media types or the Rino repubs to decide who we shold put forth for a presidential candidate!
Ron Paul-Obama debate topics:
Who hates Israel more?
Who hates the Jewish capitalists more?
Who loves marijuana more?
Who loves Dennis Kucinich more?
“Could Ron Paul Beat Obama for President?”
If that’s the best we have......we’re in deep doo doo!!
The Republicans have a 2012 problem, but I seriously doubt that Ron Paul is the answer. These poll results prove nothing.
It’s like you read my mind!
I see know evidence Ron Paul could have beaten Obama....none!!!