Ron Paul Surges to 20% in South Carolina

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1. Mitt Romney 29% (-2)
2. Newt Gingrich 25% (+1)
3. Ron Paul 20% (+11)
4. Rick Perry 9% (+7)
5. Rick Santorum 7% (-17)
6. Jon Huntsman 1% (-1)

Ron Paul now polls an even stronger top three in the key early voting state of South Carolina, according to a new survey.

In the latest ARG poll Paul is in third place garnering 20 percent, with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in first and second place with 29 and 25 percent, respectively. Other poll highlights include Paul polling strongest of all candidates among independents, and Paul polling strong among Tea Party members.

ARG polled 600 likely Republican primary voters on January 11th and 12th. Since the last poll of its kind taken January 4th to 5th, Paul gained the most – surging from 9 to 20 percent – while Rick Santorum lost the most, freefalling from 24 to 7 percent. In the prior poll, Paul was third at 9 percent, Gingrich and Santorum were tied for second at 24 percent, and Romney with 31 percent was first. Over the life of the ARG poll this presidential cycle, Paul’s support has grown from 1 percent in April when he declared his candidacy to 20 percent, where it is today.

“On the heels of his competitive showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, Ron Paul is now surging in the key early voting state of South Carolina. In a week’s time the congressman’s support in South Carolina has grown tremendously, attributed to the fact that more voters are learning about his platform of limited government and a return to personal and economic liberty,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.

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  1. Jesus Christ, South Carolina…do the right thing. There shouldn’t be any undecided voters at this point. Anyone who is undecided is watching too much TV! Help them do some research. Make them watch the debates this weekend!!!!!!

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  2. Jesus Christ, South Carolina…do the right thing. There shouldn’t be any undecided voters at this point. Anyone who is undecided is watching too much TV! Help them do some research. Make them watch the debates this weekend!!!!!!

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  3. There are two kinds of people. Those who vote for Ron Paul, and those, who, in a few
    years will wish they HAD voted for Ron Paul.

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  4. I live in South Carolina and the whole country’s gone to shit. That’s what happens when you vote for a nigger in the white house. I’m voting for Gingrich or Romney, I haven’t decided yet. This old coot wants gays to have the same rights as people and he wants us to stop killing terrorists ! What a bunch of crap ! This old farts going to finish what monkey boy coundnt finish ! He’s going to create a sichuashon where the white race is going to be destroyed. Relax the racist drug laws? Are you kidding me? He wants those fuckers let loose out of prision? I say we become stricter on minorities, they dont belong here and they better straiten out or else, send a clear message. I say let the fed do it all, only thing that pinko chimp did right was NDAA. We need to get rid of all these occupy terrorists too and start shooting anyone in a gang or if they are illegal. This prick wants us to let Israel make their own decisions? We need to keep that Jewish state in check, we own them and without us they wouldn’t exist, also we need to kill off alot of the arab population. Theres way too many of them and they can becum terrorists any moment. Look how they are invading europe! Something the commie news doesn’t want you to see. Bill O and Glenn are the bravest men in the media for standing up to those commie cocksuckers and reporting to us real news. Thank god for people like them, Mitt and Gingrich, Perry isn’t so bad either and Santorum is alright. Huntsman is a commie and Bachmann is a woman. Paul is an old self hating white man who is old and unintellegent.

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    • @HoorayeForDixie Whatever.

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    • @HoorayeForDixie Dude, i think your views might be a little outdated. Most of us now don’t segregate each other based on skin color or nationality or what ever. For Islam, they follow the same God as Christians. In the Quran it states that Alah is the same god as the god of Abraham and the God of Issac and Jesus. Everything you just spouted in your rant is everything our awesome and powerful god is against. Please realize that life will be worth more if you spread love instead of hate.

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      • @drummertimmy SHUTUP HIPPIE IM A CHRISTIAN AMERICAN REPUBLICAN YOUR A JEW AND A FAGGIT

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        • @HoorayeForDixie That’s not a constructive way to achieve results. May I ask why you feel the way that you do about other human beings who, last I checked, according to Genesis, are aslo made in the image of God?

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        • @HoorayeForDixie Also, concerning the NDAA. I know that in my family hunting is a big thing for male bonding, dad and son and grandpa. The NDAA states that my father, a 30 year Navy vet, who’s dad was a Navy vet and who’s son(me) is also a Navy vet, is considered by OUR United States Government to be a terrorist because he has more than 7 days worth of food in his house and owns more than 2 guns. Our government has no regard for the Bill of Rights even when it does effect those that we honor.

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        • @HoorayeForDixie@drummertimmy Hey HforD –

          you are exactly why I’m voting for Ron Paul – Someone is voting for these idiots to stay in power and Ron Paul is finally a voice of reason in an otherwise cesspool of horrid policy and even worse political decisions. He’s against the racist crap you spew, but he fights for your right to say it.

          That’s the constitution at work. You should be thankful.

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        • @Loan Auditor I wasn’t spewing racist comments, i was merely trying to coerce dixie into an intellectual conversation about why his view points about everyone is wrong. I would like an apology.

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        • @HoorayeForDixie@drummertimmy “Your” does NOT mean “you are”. “Your” is a possessive pronoun showing ownership, as in “This is your final notice”. If you mean “you are”, drop the blank space between “u” and “a” and change the “a” to an apostrophe. “You Are”, “Youare”, “You’re”.

          YOU’RE either an idiot or a Democrat plant like good ol’ Alvin Greene.

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    • @HoorayeForDixie Dear Lord. Please tell me you are joking or you are uneducated, not that those two excuses would have any impact on my disgust with you. You must have your head so far up your ass you cant even understand what your saying. What you need to do is pull your head of your ASS and start acting like a dignified human being.

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      • @tingtingaling Shut up faggit you can kiss your old mans rinkley ass, if you want that don’t mean nothing. He aint going to win ! Hes old and stupid. Fuck you !

        SHUTUP FAGGIT I DIDNT ASK OF YOU YOUR OPINION! YOU CAN KISS YER OLD MANS RINKLEY ASS IF YOU WANT THAT DONT MEEN NOTHING. HE AINT GOING TO WIN ! HES OLD AND STUPID AND LIKES QUEERS AND GANGBANGERS AND RAG HEADS . FUCK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • @tingtingaling SHUTUP FAGGIT I DIDNT ASK OF YOU YOUR OPINION! YOU CAN KISS YER OLD MANS RINKLEY ASS IF YOU WANT THAT DONT MEEN NOTHING. HE AINT GOING TO WIN ! HES OLD AND STUPID AND LIKES QUEERS AND GANGBANGERS AND RAG HEADS . FUCK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        • @HoorayeForDixie Sir, if you write a comment that is this offensive on a website, you should go into it knowing that there are going to be VERY few people who agree with your opinions. Your comments are so arrogant, ignorant and abhorrent that anyone with any amount of respect for themselves or others would be embarrassed for living in a nation with people like you still around. So, I am now going to presume that you are uneducated and I should say if any of the words I used were a little confusing to understand for you, there are some great dictionary sources online that can help with that.

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    • @HoorayeForDixie cool story bro, too long didnt read

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    • @HoorayeForDixie Great satire there.

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    • @HoorayeForDixie You are the stupidest person I’ve ever seen in my entire life. You can’t even spell correctly, even your name is spelled wrong. “Hooraye” ? You mean “Hooray” ? “Unentelletent ” ? Unintelligent. Retard, I’ll bet your a fat hillbilly who’s missing at least half his teeth. Don’t vote for Ron then asshole, Ron doesn’t need supporters like yourself. Your right you’d be best voting for Gingrich or Perry. Your an embarrassment to White people and your everything that’s wrong with the South. Now go back to the Bar and show off how much of a man you are to your hick friends by comparing the size of your gas guzzling trucks. Leave the Politics to people who actually know what they’re talking about.

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    • @HoorayeForDixie OMG! Where do I begin? I believe the only thing you got right in this horrendous post is that Bachman is a woman! I was going to say more but you wont get it anyway… I hope you forget what day you are supposed to vote or that they turn you away because you can’t figure out how to use the pencil to bubble in you ridiculous pick…@

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    • @HoorayeForDixie I’m in Charleston. contact me before one or both of our accounts are shut down. 88.

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    • @HoorayeForDixie Well, first, Ron is the closest thing we have to a candidate that leans towards the goals of National Socialism. He does NOT “hate” Black people; he even supports repealing drug policies that unfairly support political ends. But he wants us out of the UN, IMF AIPAC and the Federal Reserve. Best option this Election Year.

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  5. Who the fuck are voting for Gingrich????? wtf!

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  6. I’m an old person— and I’ve been a Ron Paul supporter for nearly 20 years.
    The problem with most people is all they do is listen to the news or talk
    radio to form their opinions. I listen to mainstream news to determine who
    NOT to vote for. The media needs to get off RP’s back and quit harassing him
    abt going 3rd party. Doesn’t matter. If he does not win the Republican nomination,
    I will definitely NOT vote for any other Republican.

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  7. Follow Ron Pauls Example and use decorum in making your point. Talk about the facts concerning the issues. When you get frustrated…just think…how would Ron Paul handle this?
    Just follow the facts. Let them do the talking for you.

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  8. Ron Paul supporters! Don’t miss out on this exclusive information destroying Mitt Romney: watch?v=EQwrB1vu74c

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  9. South Carolinians PLEASE wake up! You have a chance to go down in history as the first state to vote Ron Paul into first place, and save the REPUBLIC. RP 2012!

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  10. What is that cock sucker Newt doing getting 25% of a poll? Since the media picks Romney to win, all the republicans follow blindly. Sad.

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  11. The revolution is growing and the message is more popular than ever.

    Ron Paul 2012!

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  12. Ron Paul also came in second in the NH ‘democratic’ primary! HAHAHA! He’s the TRUE “front-runner!”

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  13. Romney 2016. Paul 2012. Like Romney is going to be anything more than a bad song gladly forgotten by 2016. lmao

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  14. In late 80’s, Solidarity movement in Poland got rid of the communistic regime, thanks to the people united for one great goal. Dr. Ron Paul’s message should unite us all again like it did for the people in Easter Europe. Our media isn’t any better than soviet propaganda. It’s even worse, because people actually believe it.

    We need Dr. Paul as the president of the United States!

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  15. IF the Grinch takes 25 in SC, the state HAS to be filled with IDIOTS.. but I don’t think it will happen. Still, CNN has to take it for worst (and funniest) videos of the day!

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  16. SOUTH CAROLINA senator TOM DAVIS ENDORSED RON PAUL just a moment ago. RON PAUL HAS SOUTH CAROLINA FOR SURE!

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  17. The fact the Romney could pull 29% in SC is testament to the apathy of the American voter…

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  18. GINGRICH?????? JEEZ THAT GUY CAN TALK A GOOD TALK BUT SERIOUSLY, GINGRICH? We all know who he is really representing right? Just because he KNOWS the right things to say, seriously no one can possibly believe him right? There is only one honest guy in the race, and thats Ron Paul. Period. I urge people to do their own research do not listen to TV!!!!

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  19. hey ron paul people once we looses, join the anarchists. Becuase he isent gona run again.

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  20. I will be donating tomorrow. May not be much, but I’ll give what I can. Ron Paul, 2012.

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