Ron Paul and The 'Polls'

I want to give credit for this excellent explanation about why Ron is not 'polling' higher, considering his ability to raise so much money, to my friend Liz Comeau, another tireless NH volunteer.

Why is Ron Paul so low in the polls?

1. Most pollsters are calling "likely Republican voters" which generally means "Republicans who voted in the last presidential election". Most of those Republicans voted for Bush, knowing full well what Bush is made of. Those people are now responding favorably to similar politicians like Giuliani, Romney and McCain, even Huckabee.

2. But who are they NOT including in the polls?

a. People who did not vote at all last election, like new voters
aged 18-21 and people who never vote due to apathy or disgust. This is a big core of RP Supporters.

b. Independents: This is a big core of RP Supporters.

c. Republicans who did not vote in the last election because
they were disgusted with Bush

d. Democrats who switched to Republican to vote for RP!

e. Libertarians and other 3rd party members.

f. People who do not own landline phones! College students, and in fact a good majority of people under 30, do not even own a
landline! Pollsters never call cellphones. Young people make up a
large proportion of RP supporters.

There are few, if any, other candidates who fall into this unusual
"trap". Ron Paul is truly a maverick candidate who is generating support amongst a broad cross-section of supporters, and the "traditional media poll" is not equipped to measure it, or chooses not to. Instead, they continue to minimalize the impact of his fantastic fundraising numbers and marginalize his candidacy, frequently in a scornful and degrading manner. Either that or they completely ignore him.

The media is attempting to actually create reality.

1. They promote some candidates relentlessly. Those candidates magically rise to the top of the polls!

2. They ignore other candidates. And those candidates magically stay at the bottom!

3. Then they say "so-and-so will never be elected because he is not getting enough attention".and they say this with a straight face! As if they had nothing to do with it! This has been happening since January.

4. I just now heard Wolf Blitzer say "Ron Paul is raising a lot of
money, but why is he still lagging in the polls?" Hmmm. Does Wolf
Blitzer know less about the poll dynamics than I do? Is he really that clueless about his own industry?

Ron Paul is a strong, viable candidate with a message of freedom, peace and non-intervention. Do not let the mainstream media choose your candidate for you. Google Ron Paul and do the research for yourself.




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This thread is required reading..

I still use it all the time when this subject comes up in other forums.

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I remember being polled a

I remember being polled a few years ago. After about the third question when they did not receive the answer they wanted, they hung up the telephone. Thus I am sure my answers did not count.

Carole
Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the one man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool ---- Plato

When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually t

Carole
Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the one man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool ---- Plato

When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually t

Life Long Republican

I am a life long republican. I have voted in every presidential election since 1980. I was raised in a strong republican household in a heavily democratic county. I was raised on a steady diet of Goldwater and Reagan ideas. I firmly believe in those ideals. I have donated to republican candidates and am a member of the county, state and national republican parties. I have never been "polled" in a national survey by an independant pollster, media or otherwise.

Like many of you, I have not changed. The republican party has changed. I believe what Ron Paul says is true. The republican party (national) has lost its way. I intend with your help to bring it back by putting Dr. Ron Paul in the White House!

Excellent article.....

Thanks, Jane, for posting this well-written and succinct analysis of why he's not polling well.

I plan on linking to this thread when this subject comes up on other not-so-friendly forums. (I'm always polite, however)

Another great article concerning this subject is at lewrockwell.com by Lasse Pitkaniemi:

"Ron Paul and Opinion Polling":
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/pitkaniemi1.html

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Yes!

I know Lasse's wife... :-)

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

USAElectionPolls articles & analysis

I wish I could find the link to the article they wrote earlier this summer (in May after the first debate?) discussing how they KNOW exactly which Republican presidential candidates are listed as choices for telephone call poll responses.

The MAIN REASON Ron Paul is nowheresville in the polls IS BECAUSE...drumroll... the pollsters rarely even include his name! So then, when someone wants to select Ron Paul, the pollsters throw that vote into the "other" category. It is very completely rigged, and this is DOCUMENTED. Will someone please find the link to this article? Thank you.

http://www.usaelectionpolls.com/2008/candidates/Ron-Paul.html

If you are not OUTRAGED, you're not paying attention!

If you are not OUTRAGED, you're not paying attention!

Ron Paul has won 50% of the

Ron Paul has won 50% of the Republican straw polls. 20 out of 40!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhtsx1RjB9M

The Empire of Experts ...

also told us that the housing market could not crash without rising unemployment. Boy were they completely wrong! These centralists have been consistently wrong about a lot of issues these past few years, and they'll be wrong once again about Ron Paul.

This is big

We are part of something bigger than we can see. This could well be historical. So, GO STRONG, GO HARD! Only those who are courageous and do brave deeds make the history books. Lets put Ron Paul in the damn history books! After all, he's been doing this 30 years, most of us just started. Let's catch up!!

How about the Straw Polls?

You can view the Straw Poll results on the official campaign website, and they are a remarkable testimony to Ron Paul's success.

Can any other one candidate boast such great Straw Poll results?

Well..

I think that was the point. Straw poll wins, good fundraising, debate poll wins yet the mainstream polling by phone is off. This offers an explanation.

Yes my group conducted the first straw poll he won in NH. It the oldest and most traditional straw poll in the state.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

News Coverage??

I attended the Oregon straw poll and Ron Paul won by 67%...it was a landslide, but do you think our daily paper (Register Guard) in Lane County would publish the results?? No way, not even after my emails and phone calls would they publish the results, but they sure had enough ink for the Democratic straw poll. Now I know why I like the Internet.

And be sure

the neocon establishment is cursing the day the internet was born.

Re: And be sure

the neocon establishment is cursing the day the internet was born.

So's the Hillary Clinton branch of the liberal establishment.

For the first time in history we have a free press. How long will this last?