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PPP POLL BOMBSHELL: Ron Paul Is Close To A Win In Iowa
Business Insider ^ | 12/13/2011 | Grace Wyler

Posted on 12/13/2011 2:43:30 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Ron Paul, the once-forgotten presidential candidate, is picking up steam in Iowa and now appears poised to overtake frontrunner Newt Gingrich, according to a new survey released today from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling.

The poll finds support for Gingrich has slipped to 22%, with Ron Paul just behind with 21%. Mitt Romney trails in third place with 16%.

That's a five-point drop in favorability for Gingrich, who has raced to the top of the Republican presidential field over the past month. PPP found Gingrich's favorability numbers have fallen 19 points over the past week.

Meanwhile, support for Paul is on the rise, particularly among younger voters and voters who identify themselves as "new." Among likely caucus-goers under age 45, Paul leads Gingrich 30-16. The numbers are nearly flipped for caucus-goers over age 45.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: iowa; poll; ppp; ronpaul
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1 posted on 12/13/2011 2:43:34 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron “is ok with Iran getting nukes” Paul doesn’t have a chance in heck of winning anything.


2 posted on 12/13/2011 2:45:19 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t get it...how can people who call themselves conservative just ignore his bleme-America-first, disastrous and dangerous foreign policy?


3 posted on 12/13/2011 2:45:58 PM PST by madmominct
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To: SeekAndFind

I daresay there’s more than a few of us who would think about voting for Paul if his foreign policy wasn’t so BatS**t insane.


4 posted on 12/13/2011 2:46:24 PM PST by eak3
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To: SeekAndFind

Al lot changes in an hour.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/12/13/gingrich_up_10_in_iowa_perry_moves_into_third_112388.html


5 posted on 12/13/2011 2:48:14 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich: Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SeekAndFind

“At a time like this, we can’t afford the luxury of thinking!”


6 posted on 12/13/2011 2:48:21 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Centralization destroys the blight of monopoly")
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To: SeekAndFind
Ron Paul, the once- and still-forgotten presidential candidate

There, fixed.

7 posted on 12/13/2011 2:49:05 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah... Good luck with that. Ron Paul Supporters don’t vote. At least not in Republican Primaries.

Liberatarian perhaps, but not Libertarian.
And it’s too late to change Party ID’s in Iowa.


8 posted on 12/13/2011 2:49:18 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: madmominct

These polls are rigged and usually asked of self-identified Paulbots. I voted for Paul in the 2008 primaries, but I knew he’d never win. I was a Thompson man, but he dropped out leaving us with the crikarmed pile of shit McCain.


9 posted on 12/13/2011 2:49:36 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s get real with Paul. He’s going to be 77, that’s SEVENTY-SEVEN, before the election.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 2:49:36 PM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: madmominct

The people voting for Paul aren’t conservative; they are libertarian. They ‘mask’ themselves as Republicans to get elected. That’s how those crazy as bat sh*t Free Staters get elected in New Hampshire...”look at me...I’m a Republican!!!”


11 posted on 12/13/2011 2:49:52 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Iowa should drop dead if they support Ron Paul.


12 posted on 12/13/2011 2:52:39 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: SeekAndFind

Ru Paul (that earmarking hypocrite) for Secretary of the Treasury!


13 posted on 12/13/2011 2:54:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: eak3

Agree.
But for his goofy isolationist foreign policy, he’d get my vote.


14 posted on 12/13/2011 2:54:27 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: SeekAndFind

The good news is that Iowa has a crappy track record in picking presidents.


15 posted on 12/13/2011 2:54:55 PM PST by umgud
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To: SeekAndFind

Possibly proving once again how irrelevant Iowa is to the election.


16 posted on 12/13/2011 2:55:06 PM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: who knows what evil?
"That’s how those crazy as bat sh*t Free Staters get elected in New Hampshire...”look at me...I’m a Republican!!!”"

So, how do the MassHoles get elected in NH?

17 posted on 12/13/2011 2:55:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Paul doesn’t have a chance in heck of winning anything.

Wrong! I'll bet you $10,000... well, okay, a nickel that RuPaul wins every single unscientific straw poll and every poll that can be flooded by his cult supporters!

...and not any of the polls or primaries or caucauses that really matter. ;-)

18 posted on 12/13/2011 2:55:38 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I don’t think he’s “ok” with Iran getting nukes. He just doesn’t want another Iraq war fiasco.


19 posted on 12/13/2011 2:56:08 PM PST by JosephMama (Who to choose, who to choose...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I like this. This slows down Mr. Amnesty so conservatives have time to regroup.

Any amnesty, global warming, individual mandate loving rinos can stay home.

Never surrender, never retreat


20 posted on 12/13/2011 2:56:14 PM PST by heiss (heartless and inhumane (radical rightwinger))
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To: madmominct
"...just ignore his bleme-America-first, disastrous and dangerous foreign policy?"

You're not looking at it the same way we do.

ie: his comments are not construed by us to mean that he is down on America. Quite the contrary; Ron Paul is a faithful cheerleader for the U.S., just not for the failed leadership of the past.

Furthermore, we see the past 60 or so years' foreign policy as having some serious flaws of purpose and direction, and as a result we see the need for change.

Anything else?

21 posted on 12/13/2011 2:56:27 PM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: who knows what evil?

> That’s how those crazy as bat sh*t Free Staters get elected
> in New Hampshire.

Excuse me. I’m not a “free stater”, but they were INSTRUMENTAL in defeating the onerous anti-home-schooling bills that were introduced in 2009. They were INSTRUMENTAL in getting Vermont Carry passed in NH above the commie-governor’s veto.

I’m glad they chose NH to settle into, because they have made a difference in helping to preserve out liberties here.


22 posted on 12/13/2011 2:57:12 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: SeekAndFind

“PPP POLL BOMBSHELL: Ron Paul Is Close To A Win In Iowa”

Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffft!

Ok, riiiiiiight. No media attempt to try to pump up Paul here, folks!


23 posted on 12/13/2011 2:57:36 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: umgud

Perhaps, but Paul is also doing quite well in NH!

What a steal from Mitt it could be!


24 posted on 12/13/2011 2:57:44 PM PST by JosephMama (Who to choose, who to choose...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nominating Ron Paul is just about the only way Republicans could blow this election.


25 posted on 12/13/2011 2:58:00 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: madmominct
I don’t get it...how can people who call themselves conservative just ignore his bleme-America-first, disastrous and dangerous foreign policy?

You suggests our foreign policy has been just peachy over the past 20 years or so.

When in reality, our foreign policies have been insane, not in Americas best interest, have looted the American treasure, put Americans in debt to Communist countries for generations, created anti-American trade polices, allowed for tens of millions from foreign nations to illegally invade our land etc.

These foreign policies have nearly left America dead on the floor.

26 posted on 12/13/2011 2:58:12 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: newheart
“Possibly proving once again how irrelevant Iowa is to the election.”

No more or less irrelevant than any other state.

You do realize that all the sorting of candidates that has happened up until now has been on a national level?

27 posted on 12/13/2011 2:59:55 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: SeekAndFind

He also seems to have moved to within striking distance of Newt in New Hampshire. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/nh/new_hampshire_republican_presidential_primary-1581.html


28 posted on 12/13/2011 3:00:34 PM PST by rob777
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To: SeekAndFind

In the Insider Advantage Iowa poll, Paul was shown as doing better with democrats and independents than with republicans (Perry was 2nd with republicans).

But do democrats vote in the republican Iowa caucus?


29 posted on 12/13/2011 3:00:34 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Clint N. Suhks

>> A lot changes in an hour.

Cool! *Perry* is ahead of Romney!

(I know, probably meaningless but still makes me feel better; like when Texas has a sucky football season but still manages to beat the Aggies.)


30 posted on 12/13/2011 3:02:12 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: dragnet2

Would you suggest, like Paul, that the reason we were attacked on 911 is because of our presence in the Middle East? If you think that you know nothing about radical Islam.


31 posted on 12/13/2011 3:02:45 PM PST by madmominct
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To: SeekAndFind
Wrong Paul supporters.


32 posted on 12/13/2011 3:02:45 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Westbrook

Couldn’t do it on your own, eh?


33 posted on 12/13/2011 3:03:08 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: colorado tanker
Nominating Ron Paul is just about the only way Republicans could blow this election. That goes for virtually everyone else not named Newt or Rom.
34 posted on 12/13/2011 3:03:45 PM PST by JosephMama (Who to choose, who to choose...)
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To: SeekAndFind
PPP poll <-<-<-<-<-DailyKos

Folks....please inform yourselves as to who you are getting your information from...

Google is your friend

35 posted on 12/13/2011 3:05:02 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: JosephMama

Not true - Ron paul would pull massive demos and indes away from obama.


36 posted on 12/13/2011 3:05:33 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I agree. A friend of mine is a moderate democrat and is not too proud of his messiah.

He has told me on many occasions that he would vote for Ron over BO again.


37 posted on 12/13/2011 3:07:22 PM PST by JosephMama (Who to choose, who to choose...)
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To: dragnet2

I still don’t grasp what part of flat ass broke some of these people don’t grasp.


38 posted on 12/13/2011 3:07:39 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: South40

LOL - that’s about right.


39 posted on 12/13/2011 3:07:51 PM PST by madmominct
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To: SeekAndFind

Those devastating anti-Newt ads are clearly working. And Glenn Beck is doubling down on his Newt jihad, releasing some pretty damning stuff today. Being the “anti-Romney” is just not enough. I don’t know many people who are jazzed up to vote for Newt, like they were for Cain. But my Des Moines former roommate said RuPaul has one hell of a ground game, and Newt has next to none. RuPaul COULD take Iowa.


40 posted on 12/13/2011 3:08:28 PM PST by montag813
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To: Popman
PPP poll <-<-<-<-<-DailyKos

Yep.

I never trust PPP polls.

The Paulbots did the same thing in '07 and '08 - spammed and manipulated polls and then wet themselves and ran around telling everyone Uncle Weirdo was going to be the nominee.

They are if nothing else, entertaining.

41 posted on 12/13/2011 3:11:37 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: JosephMama

I am 36. i like RP cause of his “leave me the hell alone” attitude towards things.

My dad likes RP, Bachmann, and Huntsman.

newt & romney? YUCK!


42 posted on 12/13/2011 3:12:34 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: JosephMama

“Nominating Ron Paul is just about the only way Republicans could blow this election.”

Amen. I would not vote for that nutcase under any circumstances.


43 posted on 12/13/2011 3:14:50 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: montag813

Why settle for Newt or Romney? Both of them stink.

Bachmann or Ron Paul would get massive energy on our side.


44 posted on 12/13/2011 3:15:04 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
You do realize that all the sorting of candidates that has happened up until now has been on a national level?

Yep.

45 posted on 12/13/2011 3:15:04 PM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: madmominct
You suggest our foreign policy has been just peachy over the past 20 years or so?

In reality, our foreign policies have been insane, not in Americas best interest, have looted the American treasure, put Americans in debt to Communist countries for generations, created anti-American trade polices, allowed for tens of millions from foreign nations to illegally invade our land etc.

These foreign policies have nearly left America dead on the floor.

Would you suggest, like Paul, that the reason we were attacked on 911 is because of our presence in the Middle East?

My suggestions were pretty damn clear in #26, which you completely evaded.

Look, people like who apparent think fighting compassionate wars for 12 years at a time is some great strategy, when in reality, along with *other* disastrous foreign policies, is draining the American treasure.

46 posted on 12/13/2011 3:15:17 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: GlockThe Vote

I hate newt and strongly dislike mitt.

My ideal candidates would also be RP and Huntsman.


47 posted on 12/13/2011 3:15:20 PM PST by JosephMama (Who to choose, who to choose...)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Under no circumstances is he worse than the guy in there right now...


48 posted on 12/13/2011 3:16:25 PM PST by JosephMama (Who to choose, who to choose...)
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To: Designer

It is so surprising that there are Republicans who don’t want to borrow money from China to fight wars with Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, Libya, Egypt, Kosovo, Somalia, Argentina and places unknown?


50 posted on 12/13/2011 3:17:46 PM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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