National Poll : Ron Paul Surges Into Tie For Second PlaceSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 15:34
National Poll : Ron Paul Surges Into Tie For Second Place
Five point gain means Paul is tied in second place overall with Independents and Republicans
January 12, 2012
Following his effective tied win in Iowa, GOP candidate Ron Paul has seen a surge in popularity nationally according to an influential poll released this week.
Paul is now tied for second place nationally among Republicans and Independents, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The Texas Congressman now stands at 17 percent, according to the poll, tied with Newt Gingrich. The notable trend, however, is that while Paul has jumped a full five percentage points since December, Gingrich has plummeted by 8 points.
Among Republican voters alone, Paul has jumped by 4 points nationally and now stands at 16 percent. Gingrich again slipped by 8 points among Republicans alone, leaving him at 20 percent.
Mitt Romney still holds a considerable lead with 29 percent among republicans and Independents and 30 percent among Republicans alone.