Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Say What? Rasmussen Obama 42 Ron Paul 41

I was pretty tied up with work today, but when this alert came over my BlackBerry this afternoon, my eyes bugged out. 
Rasmussen: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely voters finds Obama with 42% support and Paul with 41% of the vote. Eleven percent (11%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. 
My initial thought was how the heck did that happen? Upon reflection though, I think it kind of makes sense. Ron Paul has always been known as the guy ringing the bell about much of our financial woes. Now that he has been proven right on that score, more people are willing to take him seriously.

In addition, as a libertarian, Ron Paul is a complete 180 from Obama. As we watch Obama’s poll numbers hit new lows his ideological opposite looks more and more appealing.

I for one never had a problem with Ron Paul’s economic views. He still hasn’t sold me on his foreign policy views. However, if the choice in 2012 was four more years of Obama or Ron Paul’s isolationist tendencies, then I am vote for Ron Paul!

The Rasmussen Report also has some rather interesting findings for the Tea Parties. 
When it comes to major issues confronting the nation, 48% of voters now say theaverage Tea Party member is closer to their views than Obama is. Forty-four percent (44%) hold the opposite view and believe the president’s views are closer to their own.
Fifty-two percent (52%) believe the average member of the Tea Party movement has a better understanding of the issues facing America today than the average member of Congress. Thirty-five percent (35%) of voters now think Republicans and Democrats are so much alike that an entirely new political party is needed to represent the American people. Nearly half (47%) of voters disagree and say a new party is not needed 
Humm, perhaps the media’s demonizing the Tea Parties isn’t really working.


Left Coast Rebel said...

Precisely! If the media's spinning was working Paul would not poll like this. The man would have the U.S. in a different position today if he had been elected instead of the Keynsian Chosen One....

McJenny said...

I have always thought that about 75% of what Ron Paul says sounds pretty logical. The other 25% convinces me that he off the deep end.

nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney said...

Both parties are totally corrupt
Outfox the Neocon hijacking

greens ALL want liberty

Freedom is popular

Just a conservative girl said...

I am with you on the foreign policy, he would make me very nervous as president.

But like you, if that were my choice I would vote for him in a heartbeat.

We need someone like your Governor in the white house, we no longer need a scapel with the budget, we need a sledge hammer.

yukio ngaby said...

Paul isn't a viable candidate and most people know it. Paul's claims of pending race wars in the 1990s and a public suspicion that Israel blew up the WTC basement in the first attack spell political death. If people knew of these incidents more readily (and they would if Paul was considered viable) then it's game over for Paul.

He's got his devotees (just write a critical post of Paul and watch them come snapping), but he's political dead weight on a national scale.

Some of his fiscal policies have their merit and the Repubs would do well to examine and incorporate some of the practical ones into their platform-- but Paul is a hopeless case. Repubs would be shooting themselves in the foot (again) by elevating him. said...

We must be careful not to let the media and their coharts pick our candidate this time around like they did in 08 with McCain. Ron Paul would fit their bill to a T.

trinity said...

I've always liked Ron Paul. He doesn't pander, and he sticks with his convictions. That is hard to find in D.C. I don't agree with him on everything, but I don't agree with anybody on everything.

Considering the fiscal irresponsiblity of the Obama administration and Congress, it is a good possibility that Paul could pull ahead of Obama in the coming weeks. It makes me think of a favorite quote by Gandhi..."First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

Janelle said...

Well, we now have the stellar foreign policy experience and behavior of Obama, Biden and Clinton. Could Paul really be any worse? He at least strikes me an individual who knows there are areas that are not his greatest strengths.

engines said...

Paul's foreign policy is well thought out and based. A brilliant Air Force Captain AND a OB-GYN Doctor AND years on the the House Finance Committee give him insights and experience the others can only dream of. Since he's going to be the next President, it won't hurt you to read his book, "A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship" That way you can criticize him properly and specifically.

rosewood59 said...

This country needs new leadership with backbone and a genuine love of country. Paul is a good man, but he's got a host of problems that will come with his run for the presidency. I LOVE S. Palin, but she needs to wait for another 4/8 years. She's good, but not ready, however a stint in the administration of the next Conservative President will make her stronger, proven, and ready to battle for leadership in the years to come. She's awesome and that's why I want her to wait. I don't think Paul is awesome in any way. He will be too much like the past presidential race. McCain was a throw-away-vote in my opinon. We don't need to make that mistake again with another marginal candidate.

engines said...

Rosewood59 says she LOVES Palin. She's cute allright, but do you really think she can balance a checkbook?
You have to be able to read, in order to read the Constitution.
You'l notice she never quotes from anything she has read because she doesn't read.

The Presidency isn't a Tupperware party and cute from the cool clique can't cut it. We NEED the smartest people fixing Washington, not just waving from a balcony. I'll bet you 5 bucks Palin can't conjugate a verb, back a trailer, thread a bobbin, quote any amendment verbatim from the Bill of Rights, or describe the different ways you can change the Constitution. Just for fun ask her to draw a map of Europe with the Capitals or what the approximate exchange rate is between the Dollar and the Swiss Franc. I'll bet Hannah Montana is your VP pick!

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