The Hill: Dealignment and Ron PaulSubmitted by soule on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 21:51
I don't know what to make of it, this guy implies that Dr. Paul will help Perry winning the governor race in Texas and later on use his help and run on an independent platform for the 2012 presidential!!!!!
By David Hill - 09/29/09 07:22 PM ET
It is now evident that the widely prophesized national partisan realignment is not going to happen. The election of Barack Obama did not cause a huge and permanent shift to the Democrat Party. Instead, it appears that the longer-term trend toward dealignment is still operant. Neither political party is making much headway, independent candidates are popping up at the state and local levels, and potential independent or third-party presidential candidate Ron Paul is up to something worth monitoring.
According to the latest quarterly assessment of partisanship by the Gallup Poll, just 34 percent of Americans are Democrats and only 28 percent are Republicans. This represents slightly less partisanship than Gallup found in 1992, when the Ross Perot presidential candidacy racked up almost 19 percent of the popular vote. That year, 34 percent of Americans were Democrats and 29 percent Republicans.
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