Ron Paul 2012 Poll Results

POLL #1: Ron Paul for President 2012?

We asked the question that’s on everyone’s mind: “Should Ron Paul should run for President in 2012?

Our readers submitted 9,312 votes and 376 comments while the poll was open from Oct. 27 to Nov. 16.

Should Ron Paul run for President in 2012?

  • Yes. (94%, 8,727 Votes)
  • It depends. (3%, 267 Votes)
  • No. (3%, 259 Votes)
  • I don’t know. (0%, 59 Votes)

Total Voters: 9,312

These results are virtually unchanged from our February poll and June poll: 94% (up from 93%) of our readers want Ron Paul to run for President in 2012. 3% (no change) don’t want him to run. And 3% (down from 4%) are undecided or said “it depends”.

In light of these highly encouraging results it is important to emphasize that Ron Paul recently said that he hasn’t made a decision yet – it would be much too early to do so.

POLL #2: Chuck Baldwin, Andrew Napolitano and Peter Schiff Top VP Choices

From Nov. 5 to Nov. 16, we ran another poll asking our readers to select up to 5 candidates to join the Ron Paul ticket as running mate in 2012.

Chuck Baldwin raced to the top in a late finish, with 29% of our voters expressing their desire for him to be Ron Paul’s VP in 2012 (up from 9% in our June poll). Judge Andrew Napolitano, who wasn’t included in the last poll, had been an early favorite and finished a strong second with 27% of voters giving him the nod.

Peter Schiff, the undisputed winner of our June poll, came in third with 21% of the vote (down from 29%). Jesse Ventura was fourth with 15% (down from 21%). Rand Paul was chosen by 12% of our voters (same as last time), virtually tying with Lew Rockwell (12%), who hadn’t been included in our previous poll, and Sarah Palin, who also got 12% (up from 11%) with a slightly lower vote count.

Michele Bachmann made a strong debut at 8%, while Pat Buchanan remained stable at 7% (same as last time), slightly surpassing newcomer Glenn Beck (also 7%). Gary Johnson increased his percentage from 4% to 5%.

Other candidates experienced a significant drop, including Dennis Kucinich (18% to 9%), Mike Huckabee (12% to 6%), Mitt Romney (11% to 4%), Jim DeMint (7% to 4%), and Wayne Allyn Root (6% to 2%).

The poll attracted 9,425 voters and 256 comments. Each voter could select up to 5 candidates. The detailed results are as follows:

If Ron Paul runs for President in 2012, who should be his running mate?

  • Chuck Baldwin (29%, 2,715 Votes)
  • Andrew Napolitano (27%, 2,589 Votes)
  • Peter Schiff (21%, 1,984 Votes)
  • Jesse Ventura (15%, 1,369 Votes)
  • Rand Paul (12%, 1,135 Votes)
  • Lew Rockwell (12%, 1,133 Votes)
  • Sarah Palin (12%, 1,089 Votes)
  • Dennis Kucinich (9%, 819 Votes)
  • Michele Bachmann (8%, 785 Votes)
  • Pat Buchanan (7%, 690 Votes)
  • Glenn Beck (7%, 636 Votes)
  • Mike Huckabee (6%, 605 Votes)
  • Gary Johnson (5%, 471 Votes)
  • Jim DeMint (4%, 423 Votes)
  • Lou Dobbs (4%, 414 Votes)
  • Alex Jones (4%, 411 Votes)
  • Other (specify below) (4%, 410 Votes)
  • Mitt Romney (4%, 366 Votes)
  • Michael Badnarik (4%, 365 Votes)
  • Adam Kokesh (3%, 301 Votes)
  • Alan Grayson (3%, 265 Votes)
  • Wayne Allyn Root (2%, 198 Votes)
  • Michael Bloomberg (2%, 178 Votes)
  • Cynthia McKinney (2%, 167 Votes)
  • Mark Sanford (1%, 132 Votes)
  • Chuck Hagel (1%, 127 Votes)
  • John McCain (1%, 104 Votes)
  • Mel Watt (0%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 9,425

  • Mijnil

    We really need Dr. Paul in 2012. Otherwise things will just be a repeat of 2008 for conservatives and independents… you get to vote dem or wannabe dem. I don’t think his son should be VP though even though I really like what he stands for. We need a strong veteran fighter (for the record, I liked Jesse Ventura as my governor. He kicked a**).



    Jesus Jerry- Get back on your meds, or up your dosage. You think this is the civil war? The cold war? The only thing scarier than your terribly misguided views on America and our government, is that you took what must have been the better part of an hour spewing your twisted, ignorant garbage on here. You must watch FOX news while listening to the best of Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh on your IPod. Who’s screening this stuff?

  • jerry

    I can’t believe that more than half of those listed as possible running mates are Socialist Democrats, or Rino Republicans. Until Ron Paul understands who the enemy is, we won’t get any better direction for this country. Names like Dennis Kucinish, Mike Huckabee, and John McCain should not even be a choice at all. John McCain is a Progressive. Progressive Causus Supports Socialist /Communist Candidates, I don’t know what happened to John McCain when he was tortured but the brainwashing must have worked, because he says he is conservative but always votes with socialist. Mike Huckabee is also not what people think he is, if elected we would get more of the same, he’s just another Republican Rino.

    70 avowed socialists in U.S. Congress
    Categorized in: Constitution, Culture, Politics
    In October 2009, the Democratic Socialists of America released in its newsletter a list of 70 members of the U.S. Congress who are members of the organization:


    Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
    Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)


    Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
    Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

    Vice Chairs

    Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
    Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
    Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
    Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

    Senate Members

    Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

    House Members

    Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
    Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
    Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
    Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
    Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)
    Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
    Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
    Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
    Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
    Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
    Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)
    Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
    Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
    Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
    Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
    Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)
    Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
    Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
    Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
    Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
    Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
    Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
    Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
    Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)
    Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
    Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
    Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
    Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
    Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
    Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
    Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
    Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
    Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
    Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)
    Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
    Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
    Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)
    Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)
    Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)
    Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
    Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
    Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
    Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)
    Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
    Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
    Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
    Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
    Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
    Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
    Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
    Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
    Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
    Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
    Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
    Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
    Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)
    Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
    Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
    Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)
    Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
    Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
    Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
    Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
    Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
    Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)
    Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
    Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)
    Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)
    Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)

    The Congressional Progressive Caucus website boasts 81 members as well as resource links to numerous openly socialist publications and organizations, reports WND Editor Joseph Farah in his column today. Farah first broke the story of the DSA-Progressive Caucus link 12 years ago in a series titled “Congress’ Red Army Caucus.” (here and here)

    Those links include Mother Jones magazine,, OneWorld, The Nation magazine, ACORN and the Institute for Policy Studies.

    Last week, WND reported that Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, D-Ohio, is a member of the DSA. She is not, however, listed on either the Progressive Caucus website as a member or on the list of members published by the DSA last year.

    “By my count, Kilroy would make at least 82 members of the House and Senate who are avowedly socialist,” Farah concludes.

    The DSA makes clear its preference for working within the Democratic Party for the change it seeks.

    While the DSA tries to paint distinctions between its brand of socialism and communism, before scrubbing its website following the WND expose 12 years ago, the site included a song list that included:

    “The Internationale,” the worldwide anthem of Communism and socialism.

    “Red Revolution” sung to the tune of “Red Robin,” with these lyrics: “When the Red Revolution brings its solution along, along, there’ll be no more lootin’ when we start shootin’ that Wall Street throng. …”

    “Are You Sleeping, Bourgeoisie?” Lyrics included: “Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping? Bourgeoisie, Bourgeoisie. And when the revolution comes, We’ll kill you all with knives and guns, Bourgeoisie, Bourgeoisie.”

    Obama connected to socialist group

    Top Democratic Socialists of America members have been closely linked for years to Obama.

    Obama himself spoke at a forum organized by the group at the University of Chicago in early 1996 called “Employment and Survival in Urban America.”

    Quentin Young, considered the father of the U.S. single-payer health-care movement, is a longtime Democratic Socialists of America activist. Young has had a relationship with Obama, particularly in the 1990s, when he reportedly advised Obama on health care.

    Young was reportedly present at a 1995 meeting at the home of former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers, who was said to have launched Obama’s political career.

    Young has been active in Chicago socialist circles and was previously accused of membership in a communist group. In 1992, Chicago’s branch of the Democratic Socialists of America awarded Young, a member, with their highest honor – the Debs Award.

    In a 2008 article in the official Communist Party USA magazine, Young noted Obama previously expressed support for a single-payer universal health-care program, although he later waffled when asked about his position.

    As an Illinois state senator representing a mostly black district on the South Side of Chicago, Obama publicly supported universal health care. He also co-sponsored the Bernardin Amendment, which did not pass but would have amended the Illinois State Constitution to add health care to the list of basic rights for residents.

    Meanwhile, Obama spoke at the March 29, 1998, memorial service for Chicago Democratic Socialists of America member Saul Mendelson.

    Timuel Black, a member activist, mediated political disputes on behalf of Obama in the 1990s and was reportedly involved in Obama’s campaign committee during his successful 2004 Senate race.

    Longtime member activist Arnold Wolf was a member of “Rabbis for Obama” and has held fundraisers in his home for Obama, including a function in 1995 that was aimed at introducing Obama to the Hyde Park activist community.

    Eliseo Medina, international executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union, has been honored by Democratic Socialists of America. During the most recent presidential campaign, Medina served on Obama’s National Latino Advisory Council.

    WND reported Medina, speaking at a 2009 Washington, D.C., conference, declared granting citizenship to millions of illegal aliens would expand the progressive electorate and help ensure a progressive governing coalition for the long term.

    Former Democratic Rep. Neil Abercrombie, a close friend of President Obama noted for his role in the eligibility controversy and now running for governor of Hawaii, was listed as a member of a U.S.-based socialist organization.

    Abercrombie is known for his role in the dispute over Obama’s constitutional eligibility for the presidency. In 2009, the then-congressman read and posted a letter ostensibly from Obama in which the president purportedly declares his birth to have been at the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu. The White House has still not confirmed it wrote or sent that letter.

  • Ryan Russo

    Mr. Paul,

    Run in 2012 because YOU WILL WIN. YOU WILL WIN.

  • DCZE

    I would have suggested Jason Chaffetz of Utah!

  • Rob Dean

    I would like to nominate Former Secretary of State Colin Powell for Mr. Paul’s 2012 running mate. This would do two things. It would add experience in matters of foreign policy not just from an idealistic but a practical view point, and his military experience. He has made some errors in judgment in matters of domestic policy, but give me the virtuous man with the opportunity to correct his mistakes over the one that will lie to your face and then say he didn’t.

  • R Rose

    Ron Paul must keep running no matter what, because what he is saying and doing is right.

    Whether it’s this election or two elections from now, Ron Paul’s message is important and if we don’t get the government to make at least some of the changes he’s suggesting, I fear that when I have children they may not have a United States to live in…

  • Bryan

    Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano on the same ticket would be monumental. They are both highly educated on the supreme law of the land (U.S. Constitution). They have both served our country with honor and respect for all U.S. citizens.

    Our country is corrupt to the core, turned upside-down, divided, bankrupt, and tyrannical! Presidents alone cannot change this country.. our founders were clear on what would be required by “The People” to preserve the Constitution.

    If two thirds of the entire population stood outside OUR white house on election day, holding up a sign that quoted “I voted for Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano”, your vote would be counted! There would be no possible way they could tamper with that type of voting poll! The polls are rigged and WE need to change that by means of peaceful revolution.

    Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano 2012!!!

  • Amanda

    If a junior senator can become President, why does Ron Paul not have a shot? Because we as people do not control who gets on the ballot? RNC will not have a choice if the MOVEMENT is big enough. It’s time we stop sitting idly, twittering our frustrations and TAKE ACTION. Revolution is a beautiful thing, the time is now. Nothing will change if there is no action amongst the people. If we do nothing, nothing will change and we will still be here 3 years later typing these same sentiments because we are so used to our voices being supressed, being pushed to the side. No more

  • Pvt Behe

    Ron Paul is my president. I seen an insulting post on face book. It says conservative then they got a picture of Ron Paul. I am center right. I rallied my family and friends here in PA. Made sure they knew who Ron Paul was. News networks didn’t give him fair time to speak. We need Ron for President. I want a president that wants us to have civil rights,smaller govt. And tell the American people the federal govt is incompetent. Thank you Dr. Paul. You are exactly what I am looking for in a leader. If congress can’t get it right, they can all take a hike. Replace them with a Americas that want to
    give us are freedoms back. RON PAUL 2012. If the republican party won’t put him on top. I will write him in like last time. Ron Paul for ever

  • Eric S. Dunn

    Let’s get real.

    #1. Even if every American wants him as president, he is not going to get on the ballot because they control who gets on the ballot.

    #2. I think it is extremely unlikely that there will even be a United States by 2012, at least not as we currently know it.

    What we really need to be focusing on is:
    Ron Paul for President of Texas 2010!

    • Carol Rung

      Right On! We will definitely be moving to the Big T when that happens ! !

    • Everyone I talk to about Ron Paul says the exact same thing: “I agree with all he does, but I won’t vote for him because he can’t win.”

      That is absurd! If we vote him in during the primaries, the Republicans will have no choice but to get behind him. The Republicans will do anything to win and RP supporters will do anything to help him win. But Dr. Paul isn’t going anywhere until we get out there and make a solid case for him. We have to take to the streets and tell everyone we can about him. We can MAKE him the most popular candidate, the old fashioned way. I mean, afterall, if you truly believe in what Ron is presenting, the old fashioned way is the only way to do this!

      If Ron Paul gets the nomination, we can win this country back. If Romney gets the nomination, we will be sitting here in 2013 complaining about the same old things. So…LETS DO SOMETHING!!!!! I beg you all!

      I don’t want to be an old man talking about how there once was this guy who could have done great things for this country. I want to be an old man talking about how this contry almost went to s**t and a great man saved it.

      • Eric S. Dunn

        You missed the point. He WAS the most popular candidate in many states in the 2008 primaries and yet he did not get on any of the ballots. We don’t control who ends up on the ballots, THEY do.

        • Matt

          “You missed the point. He WAS the most popular candidate in many states in the 2008 primaries”

          Ummm, what are you smoking? What were these ‘many states’ you speak of that Ron Paul “WAS the most popular candidate in’?

          Maybe a little fantasy world, but Ron Paul didn’t win a SINGLE state during the 2008 primaries. Get your facts straight:

          • Eric S. Dunn

            Poorly worded, I apologize. Let me try again. All of the polls that I saw (that included him as a choice) he lead. All of the polls I saw after the debates, he won. He received more donations from the military than all the other candidates combined. This says to me that he is, in fact, the popular choice of the people. This will NOT, however, get him on the ballot.

            Then to add insult to injury, a large portion of the population are still brainwashed by the (supposed) Republican/Democrate two party system that never changes regardless of who is in office. It is quite frustrating for me when democrates blame Mr. Bush for all the nations problems and the republicans blame Mr. Obama. It is very difficult to get people to understand that Mr. Bush = Mr. Obama = puppets, neither of them had/have any real say in the policies of our nation.

          • Matt

            “All of the polls that I saw (that included him as a choice) he lead. All of the polls I saw after the debates, he won.”

            … Maybe you need to look to sources other than for your polling results.

            As for the military donations, who else are they going to donate to? War is an atrocity, but who else are you going to support when you can just join the government machine, playfight, and never actually have to engage an enemy? Of course they support Ron Paul. He just wants to bring them home, have them sit there and suck on the government tit, and let them all sit around and wait for someone to attack us. Not a bad life really? I joined up for a steady paycheck and a fat pension early in life, not to actually go to war!

          • Eric S. Dunn

            “… Maybe you need to look to sources other than for your polling results.”

            I didn’t even know about at that time, but even if I had I would trust it more than anyone else.

          • Matt

            “I didn’t even know about at that time, but even if I had I would trust it more than anyone else.”

            Solid. Well, looks like 94% of peeps want Ron to run, so if he does run he is SURE to win!

            Make sure you don’t spill any kool-aid while sitting in your bubble, it leaves nasty stains.

          • Imyurbig Estfan

            I love spiteful and petty.
            Do it again, Matt, Do it again!!!

          • Eric S. Dunn

            I think Matt is just one of those people we call ‘haters’ cus they never have anything positive or useful to say. In general they build their own low self-esteem by tearing down others. It is probably a bad idea to pay much attention to what that type has to say.

    • Earlw

      Sadly, you are probably correct. What a tragedy for the the great experiment in liberty. I guess people just don’t want America that badly. Having said that, I would continue to put out lots of feelers and try to sense the American mood for such a thing. The first quarter of 2010 is going to be a test as the commercial real estate market tanks…Perhaps if the FED is exposed thoroughly enough Dr. Paul will get the credit he richly deserves. Then a run for Pres would be in order for sure, because he will be the MAN who started the revelation revolution on the FED………Full speed ahead!!

  • Paul

    I’m all for Ron Paul, but I may reconsider if Ventura is his running mate. I’m from Minnesota and Ventura was given a great opportunity that he squandered. The people were behind him, he could have really changed things.

    • Fred the Protectionist

      Paul and Ventura, they would make a perfect match. Paranoid feminine; Paranoid masculine.

  • David Fernandez

    If anyone is a true supporter of Ron Paul, please refrain from likening him to God as he is Christian. As for another campaign for the presidency, I support it indefinitly. People may catch on that President Obama does not offer the “change” which they were led to think would restore our nation but just more of the same old policies that Bush gave us. And perhaps at that time, people will wake up and start scruitinizing the canidates and make a well educated decision afterwards.

    • Eric S. Dunn

      That is soooo true, but most people still think there is some kind of significant difference between Republicans and Democrates.

      Unfortunately, there is rarely a time when voting will make any difference one way or the other. They are going to pass whatever legislation they want to pass regardless of what we or our representatives want.

      This gave me a little hope so I will pass it on to you all:
      Texas also did the same, but it isn’t listed on this list so there may be other states as well. It may be time to start pushing the state governments into pushing the federal government.

      Unfortunately, the federal government still holds the our military. Fortunately, that military is made up of our children.

      I think now would be a real good time to start excercising our “well regulated militia” right. There may come a time when we need to protect ourselves against our government.

  • Joe Macchietto

    I just got off the phone with Congressman Mel Watts office. I questioned his receptionist why the Congressman was trying to undermine HR 1207 and she went on to tell me “…Congressman Watts wants the Fed to be like the Bank of England.” ACTUAL QUOTE. I told her I guess the Congressman doesn’t like the powers the Constitution afford congress. Unbelievable!

  • Earlw

    Ron-If you do decide to run…..Watch your back, there are plenty of people out there who DON’T want to see a patriot revolution in OR out of office. They (the immaculate they) will do nearly anything to prevent their “New world order” progress from being interrupted! Having said that,perhaps some oratory practice is in order. after all you will up against “the great orator himself”, however phony he may be!! Gotta project!

    Good luck and godspeed!

  • jmc

    (First, I’m a big Ron Paul supporter. But I don’t think he’s a god.)

    Ah, saying “Ron Paul is God” just makes us look like a bunch of nutcases. Lots of people practically think Obama is God too. And yes, that makes Obama supporters look like nutcases too.

    And, while the poll is interesting, the result isn’t exactly surprising, seeing it’s taken on a website that supports him. I’d be more interested to see the poll on someplace a little less, um, biased 🙂

    But, for the record, I wrote him in for president, so yes, I’d vote for him if he ran, sticks with his current platforms, and someone even better doesn’t come along (not likely). And if they don’t pick a bozo for a running mate.

    • Fred the Protectionist

      “Ah, saying “Ron Paul is God” just makes us look like a bunch of nutcases.”

      That’s not too hard.

  • Jared

    I once read on wikipedia that Ron Paul was God!!!

    VOTE 4 Ron Paul!!

    ps. I like how he put LOVE in to REVOLUTION. It’s kinda symbollic of how godlike he is.

    • Jeremy

      Totally agree Jared!!! He is like a god!!! He will do amazing things for our country!!! YEAH!!! SO AWESOME!!! GO FOR IT RON!!!

      • Fred the Protectionist

        Oh Ron Paul the Godliness, shew us your Godly Wisdom.

  • Jeremy

    Vote for Ron Paul!!! He discretely put love in the revolution on his sign thingy!!! I love you!!! Run for pres in 12!!! YEAH!!!

    • Mikke

      ya dude he should totally run for pres! he would win for sure!

  • Oscar

    If you want to know the truth,study carefully their eyes and body language.Obama eyes exudes a certain shiftiness that often refuse to make meaningful contact with the camera.Note the haughty,aloof arrogance that looks down upon us with neck craned in side way glances.This demonstrates a lack of sincerity

    Look Ron Paul in the eye,and what you see is what you get.He is honest and there is no pretense.Who said the eyes were the mirror to the soul?

    Ron,go for it.You have the qualities,experience,wisdom,knowlege,courage and big heart.The only thing you lack is the Hollywood pretencious imagery.I think that Americans are rapidly realising the true values of past generations.