Skip to comments.PPP POLL BOMBSHELL: Ron Paul Is Close To A Win In Iowa
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.
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Ron “is ok with Iran getting nukes” Paul doesn’t have a chance in heck of winning anything.
I don’t get it...how can people who call themselves conservative just ignore his bleme-America-first, disastrous and dangerous foreign policy?
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.
Al lot changes in an hour.
“At a time like this, we can’t afford the luxury of thinking!”
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.
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.
Let’s get real with Paul. He’s going to be 77, that’s SEVENTY-SEVEN, before the election.
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!!!”
Iowa should drop dead if they support Ron Paul.
Ru Paul (that earmarking hypocrite) for Secretary of the Treasury!
But for his goofy isolationist foreign policy, he’d get my vote.
The good news is that Iowa has a crappy track record in picking presidents.
Possibly proving once again how irrelevant Iowa is to the election.
So, how do the MassHoles get elected in NH?
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. ;-)
I don’t think he’s “ok” with Iran getting nukes. He just doesn’t want another Iraq war fiasco.
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
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.
> Thats 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.
“PPP POLL BOMBSHELL: Ron Paul Is Close To A Win In Iowa”
Ok, riiiiiiight. No media attempt to try to pump up Paul here, folks!
Perhaps, but Paul is also doing quite well in NH!
What a steal from Mitt it could be!
Nominating Ron Paul is just about the only way Republicans could blow this election.
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.
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?
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
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?
>> 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.)
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.
Couldn’t do it on your own, eh?
Folks....please inform yourselves as to who you are getting your information from...
Google is your friend
Not true - Ron paul would pull massive demos and indes away from obama.
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.
I still don’t grasp what part of flat ass broke some of these people don’t grasp.
LOL - that’s about right.
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.
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.
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!
“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.
Why settle for Newt or Romney? Both of them stink.
Bachmann or Ron Paul would get massive energy on our side.
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.
I hate newt and strongly dislike mitt.
My ideal candidates would also be RP and Huntsman.
Under no circumstances is he worse than the guy in there right now...
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?