Jack Hunter: Ron Paul 17%Submitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 18:52
New CNN/ORC National Primary Poll (March 24 -25):
Ron Paul has been asked countless times whether he would ever consider running as an independent. Though Dr. Paul has reiterated time and again that he has no such plans, what would the polling numbers look like? Reason Magazine has an answer.
“Ron Paul would probably take about 17 to 18 percent of the national vote,” says Reason Polling Director Emily Ekins.”
17% is not an insignificant number. Ron Paul’s legions continue to grow. Only Paul appeals to independents and disaffected Democrats in ways the establishment candidates of both parties cannot. Gingrich has been at the top of the heap and gone back down to the bottom. Santorum spent most of this race at the bottom but now enjoys some success. Many are still uncomfortable with Romney. Paul’s support remains consistent, unflappable and significant–no matter how much the GOP establishment wishes this wasn’t the case.
Ron Paul represents a movement that cannot be stopped. Ron Paul represents a movement that will not be stopped. Those who ignore him do so at their own peril.