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NATIONAL GALLUP POLL: Ron Paul in 3rd place with 14%


Mitt Romney 24%
Rich Perry 17%
Ron Paul 14%
Michele Bachmann 13%
Newt Gingrich 7%
Herman Cain 4%
Tim Pawlenty 3%
Jon Huntsman 2%
Rick Santorum 1%

16% in Iowa! http://www.dailypaul.com/173040/ron-paul-16-in-new-rasmussen...

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Fox News tells me he's

Fox News tells me he's unelectable though...

Runaway Debate Winner

Fox briefly posted the voting numbers from Thursday's debate before pulling them down. Over 37,000 cast votes, over 21,000 for Ron Paul. Newt Gingrich, Ron's new-found ally in reforming the "Fed", was next at about 5,000.

How coming in 1st in the Iowa Straw Poll can buy us time

The media attn. to be gained from coming in 1st in the straw poll is extraordinary, the more publicity Grandfather Paul receives, the less it has to be worked for. It is well worth your while to even take a day or 2 off work in order to get Iowans out to the straw poll to vote for Ron. If we make this a success, the media attn. will make up for the work we have to do later on to make him, his ideologies, principles well known, him a household name, literally buy us time.

For some reason, we're expected to know every law that exists in America & in our state so we don't break it. We're supposed to know this when we're 18. There's no litmus test for them, as in the 10 commandments or rhyme or reason. C.U.R.E.

The most recognized of all

The most recognized of all national polls. This is freakin HUGE!! Why isn't this a lead story on every political website?

Anyone think this'll end the "are you running just to make a point, cuz you know you can't win" questions?

We all need to pray for the

We all need to pray for the spirit of our founding fathers to help Ron Paul during the debate. He needs to be in his best form. Michelle Bachmann is polished and will fool alot of people.
Have you called Iowa today?

I'm going straight to the Holy Spirit! :)

I know that is who/what RP relies upon!

We are at the tipping point

(or nearly) according to people who study marketing and human nature. After 15% get on board, that is when the average herd-mentality human will consider getting on. It was in an awesome video Lars posted that explained it all. It's super inspiring!

Yeah team!!!!

this is just awesome

I am really beginning to feel that Paul has a REAL SHOT at winning the republican nomination (and if he does the residency will be easy). The debates are going to have a huge impact on these numbers just like they did in 08. Paul was less than 1% at this time in 07 if I remember correctly.

Could you imagine the Ron Paul vs Obama one on one debates!? Now that would be a sight to see.

- Grow Mushrooms at Home

Perry Ahead of Paul?

It's amazing that voters want to elect George W. Bush again so quickly. This guy is the spitting image of him and even placates the religious right in just the same creepy way Bush did. This just goes to show how much influence the media has over the people. When the media says a candidate is a frontrunner, people seem to fall all over themselves trying to jump on the bandwagon. Perry is so awful--from his unwavering love for Israel to his cowardice in dealing with the TSA.

b-but....his hair!

It's just so...presidential!

I mean, that's what counts, right? After all, I want to be able to say I voted for the best choice...for a Sears catalog.

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the debates should have a huge impact on these numbers

he will annihilate these moronic ghouls.
and they can't keep him out this time 'round.

Tea Party numbers in poll?

The article assigns 64% of Tea Party votes to Romney, Perry, and Bachmann...Does Ron Paul have no Tea Party support worth mentioning within the remaining 36% of that grouping?

...remembering back to the '08 field, when there were eleven Republican candidates, but the mainstream media would really allow only McCain, Romney and Giuliani to be "credibly" considered...

The Tea Party

It has abandoned RP, obviously.

The LABEL 'tea party' has become muddied by pandering politician

politicians like Perry pretending he is a tea party candidate and Judson whosis pretending he heads a tea party group. Our positions haven't changed at all, but I identified more with the label 'tea party' before these sorts jumped on the bandwagon. And every poll like this saying 'the tea party supports Perry' leads more and more of our sort to think 'then I must be something else.'

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

What is the Tea Party anyway?

To me the Tea Party seemed to arise spontaneously from America's independents, outraged by the picking of favorite classes and groups by the new 'Bama admin, the new bailouts and dubious stimulus. And surprisingly the messages reflected what the liberty movement has been saying for years-Constitutional authority, fiscal responsibility, public accountability, limited and impartial government. But everyone wanted to jump aboard with disparate claims to the title. At the same time the opposition, from CNN to SEIU, mischaracterized it, with some success. Today the term is twisted and vague. But it remains a welcome ally to the Liberty movement that let it find its voice.

taken over by

the military industrial complex, aka: those who rule the country and the economy.

That is what we are fighting, and Ron Paul is the only one with the balls to take them on. I'm proud to support this man.

The one good thing about all this bad news about US money

and our failing economy, is that Ron Paul is right. Something we have known for years. Romney and Perry are just the same old same old, and I hope the neo-cons can see that and give us their support.

If the libs had half a brain, and I'm hoping they maybe do have half a brain, they would see we are right. Obama has been a total warmonger. They should give us their support if they can see the truth.


In this society, popularity reigns over logical reasoning. You put too much faith in humanity.

Politics is Hollywood for ugly people.

I heard somebody say that the other day. Maybe it was Gerald Celente?

That's the truth, and unfortunately, Ron isn't an actor. He's just real.

But it's great news for all the other neo cons out there who just are actors having fun, and have zero interest in saving America. They are either ignorant (very few if any) or they are outright traitors (probably most of them).

Ron Paul lives in reality. If only the rest of Americans did too, then he'd win in a landslide.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Winning 1st in the Iowa Straw Poll can literally give us more

time to work with! If we really work this week, right up to the deadline, taking a day or 2 off work, even & make Grandfather Paul 1st, urge Iowans to go to the Poll, the media will give us attn. & publicity, so we have less work in the future. It will go a long, long way & make quite an investment for the future if he comes in 1st, and we don't have to work for the publicity the media didn't give us. Give all the time you can to making RP come in 1st.

For some reason, we're expected to know every law that exists in America & in our state so we don't break it. We're supposed to know this when we're 18. There's no litmus test for them, as in the 10 commandments or rhyme or reason. C.U.R.E.

It won't work

Unless he doesn't have the money. These superPACs are killing democracy in this country. You've got to realize that. Americans are persuaded by media. If one candidate has unlimited resources involving the media at his/her disposal, no amount of logical speech is going to counter that candidate's power of influence in this country - one dominated by one-media influence and not logical thought. That's why I fear that Ron Paul will lose yet again. Romney has far too many corporate and private sector backers, whereas RP has only us and the minority of truthspeakers. The competition for moneys equaling free speech, as per the Supreme Court has deemed equal to WE THE PEOPLE, has been completely diminished by those funded by evil cooperations. The end result is enslavement. WAKE UP. Ron Paul is a beacon of light, but the world is shrouded in darkness. WE HAVE TO FIX THIS. I have no answer, but maybe you do. Don't go along with the presupposed; come up with the answer to the future.

Rick Perry's Weakness

After Robert Wenzel at Economic Policy Journal intimated that there was scuttlebutt about Rick Perry and strip bars, I did a little googling and found this on the LA Times Blog section. Go to the archived comments about half-way down the page to read the entry by Robert Morrow.

If any of this is true, it spells disaster for Rick Perry.

Who are these Romney supporters

and which rock are they hiding under?

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Romney support is localized

I'm working in the RP campaign in NH. Romney is still the first choice here, but only because of the name recognition from being the Gov of neighboring Massachusetts. He's still the one to beat in this state. But as the primary approaches, and folks begin to think, that will change. No one beats our organization. Outside of New England, expect Romney to be unspectacular.

Well I wouldn't call LDS churches rocks...

but there are quite a few of them. Seeing Romney as the "mormon" candidate is more than enough, IMO, to make him the obvious choice for a lot of them.

I come from a mormon background myself, and plan on giving my folks the rundown between Romney and Paul. I'm certain I can win over their votes, especially with the financial stress they've been under for so long, not to mention Dr. Paul's exquisite moral and ethical record.

Right! Forgot about LDS

I live in the Northeast where Mormons seem as rare as hen's teeth, so I tend to forget about their large numbers.

But still...how does any Mormon with even half a brain support the man, given his legendary level of flip-flopping? Is being "their" guy really enough? Ah, life in America High.

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I think...

They might be employees of his superPAC.

It is pretty obvious that this is now a 3 way race.

If Perry jumps in this weekend, make that 4-way.

The rest are also-rans and we haven't even hit the first caucus/primary.

Pawlenty has spent plenty and has nothing to show for it.

Gingrich will stay in longer than he needs to, just like Ghouliani did.

As for the rest of 'em - their goose is cooked.

Perry throwing his hat in the ring is good for Ron Paul...

... he will only dilute the Establishment candidates votes and give the good doctor a better chance.

Then as people find out Perry covered up the radiation in Texas water he will lose credibility.


"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

Just another neo-con

A Bush/Cheney clone.

Just like Romney and Obama. We called McCain Bush light, Obama is Bush on steriods, and a socialist on steriods. The jerk (Obama) is worse than I ever expected.