Ron Paul Moves Into SECOND PLACE IN IOWA!

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Ron Paul Moves Into SECOND PLACE IN IOWA!

Post by kaptainsteve on Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:21 pm

Ron Paul is no flavor of the month.

Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” about Saturday’s Des Moines Register poll showing him surging into second place in Iowa, the Texas congressman and GOP presidential hopeful said the survey reflects that his positions on economic and foreign policy issues have been “striking a chord with the people.”

“Of course it is very encouraging because we’re getting pretty close to it being within the margin of error,” Paul said. “So, I think we continue to do what we’re doing. We’ve had the flavors of the month up and down so far in this campaign. I’d like to think of myself as the flavor of the decade.”

The Des Moines Register poll showed former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) taking first in Iowa with 25 percent of likely Republican caucus goers. Paul took second with 18 percent, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) came in third with 16 percent.

In the newspaper’s October poll, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain (R) and Romney were in a dead heat for first place with 23 and 22 percent, respectively. Paul took third with 12 percent, and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) placed fourth with 8 percent.

Asked by CNN’s Candy Crowley about his electability in the general election, Paul dismissed a recent survey showing that only four percent of Republican voters viewed him as the candidate best poised to defeat President Obama in November 2012.

“You know, I would say that if the people in Iowa wouldn’t consider me a good option to beat Obama I wouldn’t be a close second in there,” Paul said. “So, it is already reflecting a favorable rating for that. But I think you point out -- maybe you’re giving me subtly some good advice, ‘You better keep working.’ And that is what we have to convince the primary voters that we can do a good job in the general and that, of course, is part of the campaign.”

Paul also said that he’s “optimistic” that his campaign will pick up some votes among former supporters of Cain, who announced Saturday that he was suspending his campaign in the wake of a series of allegations that he sexually harassed several women and conducted a 13-year extramarital affair.

“There are a lot of people who call themselves tea party people that did like the independent mindedness of Herman Cain,” Paul said. “So, I think that we’ll probably do better, even though some people are saying, ‘Oh, no, they’re all going to go to so-and-so.’ We’re paying a lot of attention to that, because obviously they’re going to go somewhere in the next week or so. That’s going to happen.”
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...and Des Moines Too!

Post by kaptainsteve on Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:47 pm

Ron Paul Polls a Strong Second in Des Moines Register Survey


Dec. 3, 2011, 9:20 p.m. EST
Ron Paul Polls a Strong Second in Des Moines Register Survey
Paul is steadily on the rise as his Republican competitors continue to flash and fal
ter


LAKE JACKSON, Texas, Dec 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul polls a strong second place in a new poll commissioned by the influential Des Moines Register newspaper, revealing that the 12-term Congressman from Texas has steadily grown his support base in the first-in-nation voting state.

Paul garnered 18 percent among likely Republican caucus goers, close behind Newt Gingrich who earned 25 percent. With 16 percent of the vote, Mitt Romney was the only other candidate to attract double-digit support. Especially noteworthy is that Paul, with respect to Iowa poll results, has steadily gone from low, to middling to top-place showings.

"The rise of Congressman Paul's poll numbers reflects our hopes for strong, steady growth minus the media- and pundit-influenced volatility other candidates suffer. We want to continue growing our support base incrementally and maintain the faith and trust voters put in us as they carry us toward a respectable caucus finish," said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.

"The Iowa team is plugging away using traditional retail politicking but we're buoyed by unconventional interest in, and support for, Ron Paul. We take today's poll news as a compliment but we do not take it lightly, as we're working hard in the weeks leading up to the caucus," added Drew Ivers, Iowa chairman for the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign.

The Des Moines Register poll was conducted from November 27th to the 30th and is based on interviews with 2,222 registered Republican and independent voters in Iowa ages 18 or older, of which 401 are likely caucus goers. Questions asked of the 401 likely Republican caucus goers have a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percent. Other results based on smaller samples have a wider margin of error. Poll results are as follows:

Gingrich 25%

Paul 18%

Romney 16%

Bachmann 8%

Cain 8%

Perry 6%

Santorum 6%

Huntsman 2%

More detailed poll results will be released tomorrow, Sunday, December 4th, sometime in the morning.

Authorized and paid for by Ron Paul 2012 PCC Inc. www.RonPaul2012.com

SOURCE: Ron Paul 2012 PCC Inc.
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