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Public Policy Polling - Iowa: Gingrich 22%, Paul 21%, Romney 16%

Iowa:

Gingrich 22%
Paul 21%
Romney 16%

There has been some major movement in the Republican Presidential race in Iowa over the last week, with what was a 9 point lead for Newt Gingrich now all the way down to a single point. Gingrich is at 22% to 21% for Paul with Mitt Romney at 16%, Michele Bachmann at 11%, Rick Perry at 9%, Rick Santorum at 8%, Jon Huntsman at 5%, and Gary Johnson at 1%.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/12/paul-closes-in-on-gingrich.html

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the wildcard for the democrats in case Ron Paul runs as an independent.
If that's the case, then Donald Trump will run against Ron Paul and neither will win.
Don't get fool by Trump, he supports Obama. I'm absolutely sure.

What is the sample size?

What is the sample size? anyone knows??

555

555

should have been 999.

should have been 999.

Time to start focusing more on the positive?

As predicted, Gingrich has begun to slide - just like it did for the other "flavors of the week" who were propped up by the establishment and the media pundits. He has no Iowa groundgame and a ton of baggage and that snowball has nowhere to go but down the hill.

Now that Gingrich has been exposed and continues to be exposed, I think we should begiin moving the focus from attack ads to ones that tout what Ron Paul stands for. Ads such as the endorsements by the military, family values, fiscal responsibility, etc. Wouldn't a nice ad with both Ron and Carol Paul right around Christmas be wonderful?

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Uncle Ron & Aunt Carol

Make sure they get a chance to say, "And we love puppies!"

Freedom is my Worship Word!

I don't know.Attack ads

I don't know.

Attack ads work. They are not inherently negative either. I would say Ron's ads are positive because they tell the truth. What is negative about that? They are only negative if they slander and lie - which Ron's ads don't. We just had the "Big Dog" ad too, which wasn't an attack ad.

I know this isn't what you want to hear, but anyone that knows Ron's positions and what he stands for doesn't need to be retold this stuff.

And anyone that doesn't know can find out by searching on youtube once they despise the other options.

The truth is, you can actually run negative ads all day long for years and you will probably win more times than not. This is proven time and again.

People might tell a polling company that they are sick of attack ads, but that's frankly BS. They work, and have worked for 200+ years.

In any competition, attacking and being aggressive is almost always the correct strategy. I am having a really hard time finding examples of where this isn't true.

I'm not saying not to do any positive pieces, but 80% attack ads / 20% "vote for me" ads is about the right balance.

Attack ads

But, is it really an "attack" if all you're doing is telling the truth?

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Sure it is. I don't think you

Sure it is. I don't think you can call them "Defense ads" :P

Yes, but

Gingrich is plummeting and there is little reason to keep attacking him. As the poll indicated, Romney's support is pretty much the same and is fairly solid. Why put too much effort in attacking someone who is falling or someone who is going nowhere? We no longer need to take anyone down, we need to keep bringing our man up.

As you say, "anyone that knows Ron's positions and what he stands for doesn't need to be retold this stuff."

And therein lies the major rub of what I am saying. Gingrich's support may be falling due to his baggage and exposure, but Ron Paul has risen mostly because people have come to know him better and realize that they have not been told the truth about him.

I think Ron Paul got a very large boost from his outstanding performance in the last debate - and I note that 52% of those polled claimed to have watched the debate.

I am not saying abandon attack ads, but I am saying to continue to get the word about about Ron Paul and continue overcoming the misconceptions that the mainstream has promoted.

The more you get to know the Good Doctor, the more you like him.

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Disagree

When a man is down, you don't kick him. Newts get squashed!!!

I'm not opposed to getting

I'm not opposed to getting the word out - but this needs to happen outside of the ads. The ads are a great vehicle for attacking so that Ron can focus on his message when he talks to people.

Please don't vote my post down. It wasn't offensive or unintelligent. It was substantive and there's a lot of logic behind it.

Positive

I think its time to end on a really high positive note.

IMO, The Christmas ad would seal it.

There is plenty of time left for other Big Dog types of ads. I hope that the campaign releases the Family Values/Christmas/Start the New Year Right ad just before Christmas.

Lords knows the other candidates are going to attack each other too, so I hope the campaign decides to end on a positive note.

Great News But.....the Ron Paul Attack Dogs are Barking!!!

This is Great News, but as many others have said we all have to keep working are butts off to bring Ron Paul home to victory in Iowa on January 3rd.

Already, the Attack Dogs from the other Campaigns and on Conservative Talk Radio are starting to turn their fire against our Hero.

So it is going to get rough....but that also means that Ron Paul is now a real threat to them and a top tier candidate.

Make the Tea Party 11 Money Bomb HUGE this Friday. Try at a minimum if you possibly can to donate $100.

Thank you all for working so hard for our Champion!!

You know you're headed in the right direction...

...when you encounter opposition.

hannity

you are right just heard sean hannity trashing Ron Paul's foreign policy,,,then briefly mentioning the newsletters and saying mark levin is who you should listen to concerning this,,hannity is a joke.

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he preaches to an audience...

of one!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Hannity and Levin are going

Hannity and Levin are going to turn into democrats before this thing is over.

Public Policy Polling......

was the second most accurate pollster in the 2008 elections according to the WSJ

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/track/hire-ppp-track.html

This is great news!

Keeps getting better and better. Dr. Paul is hitting a long stride which is perfectly timed for the Iowa caucus.

Thanks for posting this important and wonderful news!

Good News

That's how Ron Paul rolls!

Can you feel it?

The paradigm is beginning to shift, when Ron Paul gets first in Iowa the mainstream press won't know what to do. This community is amazing, we have bypassed the MSM lapdogs and are showing the world a peaceful way to take our county back! As long as every activist, from Dr. Paul fans to Occupy Wall St. people, commits to peace and non-violence, they will never break us. After Iowa watch people jump on the Freedom bandwagon in DROVES! The rEVOLution continues =)

The super brochures...

have not even hit yet. As someone pointed out in another thread, a 10% return on super brochures will win Iowa.

Intrade going up fast on RP winning the nod

up 6.5% today alone...

http://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/contract/?contractId=669534

Now at 8.2% chance of winning the nomination.

Intrade

He's now at 8.9% on Intrade.

I was going to buy up all

I was going to buy up all sorts of RP shares when it was at 2.2%, but couldn't get my intrade account funded. :(

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This just means that the

This just means that the Moneybomb needs to be HUGE. We need to prove to the fence sitters in Iowa that Paul has the Resouces to keep going after he wins Iowa.

And an Extra $6 Million Money blitz will help him compete with all the Millions of Perry and Romneys' campaigns.

Also, If Perry or Bachman supporters choose to back each other it could hurt us, so please. It's not over till it's over.

Paul needs a huge moneybomb.

We need to not just win Iowa. We need to Dominate it!

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This feels like...

watching Rocky IV when Rocky fights Ivan Drago. I can hear Rocky's wife in the 15th round saying "you're gonna do it!" against all the odds and then he finally topples the machine that is Ivan Drago (MSM, FED, Statists, Socialists, Neoconservatives, crony corporations, )

Keep fighting Ron! We're about to make history!

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
Thomas Jefferson

Where liberty is, there is my country.
Benjamin Franklin

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
G. Washington