SURPRISE SURPRISE - New CNN Poll Shows Obama Tied With Romney And Ron Paul In November Showdowns, Gingrich & Santorum Trail Behind
Despite the headline, this is not a surprise to anyone but establishment GOP insiders. This is the third poll in recent months showing Ron Paul competing favorably against Obama in a general election. Dr. Paul might not be able to win the Republican nomination, but he and Romney are the only 2 candidates with any chance against Obama. Moreover, when you consider that Romney is a Bush-Obama clone (both love bailouts, war, cronyism, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve), it becomes abundantly clear that Ron Paul is the only choice for fundamental change.
Perhaps that is why in New Hampshire last week, nearly half of ALL young voters voted for Dr. Paul.
Full details on the brand new CNN poll are below, plus a few Ron Paul stories you might not have seen.
Washington – Mitt Romney is all tied up with President Barack Obama in a likely general election matchup, with the president showing signs of weakness on the economy and Romney seen as out of touch with ordinary Americans, according to a new national survey.
And a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday also indicates that Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is also even with Obama in another possible showdown this November. The survey also suggests the Republican advantage on voter enthusiasm is eroding, which could be crucial in a close contest.
According to the survey, if the November election were held today and Romney were the Republican presidential nominee, 48% say they'd vote for the former Massachusetts governor, with 47% supporting the president. Romney's one point margin is well within the poll's sampling error.
The poll also indicates Paul statistically tied with Obama, with the president at 48% and the longtime congressman at 46%. But according to the poll, the president is doing better against two other Republican presidential candidates. If Rick Santorum were the GOP nominee, Obama would hold a 51%-45% advantage over the former senator from Pennsylvania. And if Newt Gingrich faced off against the president, Obama would lead the former House speaker 52%-43%.
Here are a few Ron Paul links we've been accumulating over the past several days:
- Paul scores HUGE South Carolina endorsement from Sen. Tom Davis - CNN
- Ron Paul surges in South Carolina, could pull off upset
- Hey, America, Half Of Young Voters Just Voted For Ron Paul — Half!
- Paul Craig Roberts - America’s Last Chance Is Ron Paul
- Ron Paul #2 in NH … DEMOCRATIC Primary! - Holy Shite!
- Yves Smith - Ron Paul Debate Flushes Out Gender-Baiting Right Wing Opportunists Masquerading as Progressives (Great Read)