Poll: Ron Paul Surges To Second Place Nationally...

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    A surprising national poll released Tuesday found Texas Rep. Ron Paul surging to second place in the GOP presidential field, coming within eight percentage points of front-runner Mitt Romney.

    The Reuters/Ipsos poll results show Paul at 21 percent nationally, with Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, at 29 percent.

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich scored 19 percent support in the poll, conducted Feb. 2–6, while former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 18 percent.

    Although national polls are largely insignificant in a primary season where individual states are of crucial importance, they do indicate trends in voter preferences.

    Reuters/Ipsos found that despite big wins by Romney in Florida and Nevada, his popularity actually declined since early January. Meanwhile, Paul’s support grew by five percent.

    Romney “still hasn’t really convinced all the Republicans across the country that he’s the guy to get behind,” said Ipsos research director Chris Jackson in a statement.

    Gingrich’s support slipped slightly, while Santorum’s support also grew by five percentage points since early January.

    Read more: Ron Paul Surges | Second Place Nationally | Mitt Romney | The Daily Caller
     
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    That's good news, the sheeple ARE waking up!
     
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    Heads up Paulites

    At some time during your campaign you have to actually stop doing well in polls and start winning some primaries

    Paul supporters have always been able to make their boy look good in polls but once people start to pull the lever, Ron Paul is the farthest thing from their minds

    Just to let you know.....in the only poll that matters, THE PRIMARIES

    Ron Paul is running a distant fourth in a four man race and is the only candidate not to win a single state
     
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    The game is chess, not checkers. Ron is playing the delegate strategy in the primary and so far, he's doing well.
     
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    Actually, it maybe possible for a candidate to win the Republican nomination without winning a single state. This depends on whether the delegates are divided up equally, and the candidate is finishing strongly dispite not winning.

    Considering that(and not fully researching the rep primaries) it is possible for Mr. 18% becoming the GOP nominee.


    On the otherhand, such a process could easily nominate someone that turns pro-right indies away from the polls. Also add in the constant tossing of #1 from the top, and it is possible that the GOP is so torn up inside that they revolt before the generals. All good news for you, huh.
     
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    Well, if the game is chess, Ron has already lost his queen and both rooks

    If he is playing the delegate strategy, his 11 delegates to date have him in a distant fourth. His biggest problem is that nobody wants to vote for him......that helps if you want to win delegates
     
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    Except that he can beat Obama in the Presidential elections.

    You doubt there is vote manipulation going on in the Primaries and Caucuses?

    Oh no, THAT only happened when Gore lost in 2000 right? :lol:
     
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    Who?
     
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    Fourth place finishers don't get to run in the general election
     

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