Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul earns 38% of the vote to President Obama’s 39% [...]
Paul, whose long run afoul of the GOP establishment with his libertarian policy prescriptions, picks up 61% of the Republican vote, while 78% of Democrats fall in behind the president. Voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties prefer the longtime congressman by 10 points – 43% to 33%. [...]
Seventy-six percent (76%) of Tea Party members support Paul. Fifty-one percent (51%) of those who are not members of the grass roots smaller government movement opt for the president.
Paul leads Obama by 11 points among male voters but loses female voters to the incumbent by a similar margin. Voters under 30 prefer the president, while Paul edges the incumbent in all other age groups.
The president leads among voters who earn $60,000 or less a year, while the GOP candidate is ahead among those who make more.
Eighty-eight percent (88%) of the Political Class favor Obama. A plurality (46%) of Mainstream voters support Paul. More…
But how about Ron Paul’s chances of winning the Republican nomination?
According to the latest Gallup poll, Ron Paul is now third among declared GOP candidates, pushing Michele Bachmann down to fourth place:
- Rick Perry 29%
- Mitt Romney 17%
- Ron Paul 13%
- Michele Bachmann 10%
- Herman Cain 4%
- Newt Gingrich 4%
- Rick Santorum 3%
- Jon Huntsman 1%