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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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=doctorseaweed2 doctorseaweed2

    Really? Newt is now a Psychopath(which you spelled wrong). Do you even know what Psychopath means? And look up his response to these questions. A few days ago in a debate he was asked about his wife, just listen to what Newt says. Thats my response to you. And finally, yes, a comedian made some jokes about Newt, you should take them seriously.
    Newt is such a great debater, he is probably the only person who could beat Obama in a debate. Paul can not win!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    theres a difference between having an affair behind your wifes back and having an affair behind your dying wifes back. how ignorant and naive must one be to vote for someone with the naive hope that they wont turn their back on the country even though they would turn their back on their own dying wife. and this is just one issue, jon stewart a few weeks ago showed clips of gingrich saying its good to kill people and other crazy shit like that.

    gringrich = classic psycopath

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=doctorseaweed2 doctorseaweed2

    Why is having an affair again such a big deal? Republicans and Democrats do all the time? And I don’t understand your logic, South Carolina should not vote for Next because he had affairs, yet he won anyway?
    And I said “Caps” because you never use capital letters…

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    there is a huge difference between forgiving someone and rewarding someone. south carolina is known as an evangelical christian state. out of the 40% who voted for gingrich probably 70-80% of them were so-called chrisitians. and that doesnt count the other christians who voted for that crook santorum and romney.

    -im catholic by the way.

    -and whats with constantly randomly typing “caps”? you have tourettes or something?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=doctorseaweed2 doctorseaweed2

    Christians are about forgiveness. Newt made some mistakes 25 years ago. But he got his act together now. You also do realize not everybody in the state is religious. But you Liberals make religion a big deal in any conflict.
    Ps. Caps?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    well thanks for racking up all this evidence of you being a infantile baby in the need of having to have everything spoon fed to you.

    -they are morons for claiming to be christian while at the same time voting for the exact opposite.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=doctorseaweed2 doctorseaweed2

    So there stupid because there religious?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    yeah your right, sorry, i had just checked the results and perry was in 5th, i had forgotten he just dropped out.

    -a state which is majority so-called christians boo the golden rule for crying out loud is pretty obvious that you must be a moron, on top of that they vote for a major sin committer newt gingrich. talk about ironic hypocritical morons. santorum fairs well who supports NDAA and says its good that america murders people even if they are only a suspect.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    yeah your right, sorry, i had just checked the results and perry was in 5th, i had forgotten he just dropped out.

    -a state which is majority so-called christians boo the golden rule for crying out loud is pretty obvious that you must be a moron, on top of that they vote for a major sin committer newt gingrich. talk about ironic hypocritical morons. santorum fairs well who supports NDAA and says its good that america murders people even if they are only a suspect.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    wrong again, he came in 4th, and what do you expect from a state full of morons who boo the golden rule?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    thats incredble! would you mind teling my how you manage to get electricity and an internet connection in that cave you’re living in? paul came in 3rd in iowa.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    you just enjoy posting random ass shit dont you? the obvious answer is neither should be controlling the media, each media network is supposed to be its own independant network like it used to always be which is why for example, nixon got impeached for watergate, but now today obama can get away with fast & furious which was a hundred times worse. alternative media is on a continual exponential rise because it is all independant while the mainline is on a constant downfall.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Trotzburg Trotzburg

    Come on, you don’t have a president and you know that.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    all mainline media networks are bought and paid for by the same special interests, this is why they all repeat the same bullshit “talking points”

    The propaganda model in political economy advanced by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky states how propaganda, including systemic biases, function in mass media. The model explains how populations are manipulated and how consent for economic, social and political policies are “manufactured” in the public mind due to this propaganda.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    not doing great? if it were not for the media blackout of him he’d had won iowa and new hampshire and be #1 in polls in carolina. he is a top tier despite having the media ignore him and the only time they say anything about him is something negative. there are still hundreds of thousands of people if not millions of people who still have never heard of ron paul or if they had heard of him they just heard the name and know nothing else about him and hes still top tier.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    get over the left-right delusion, both parties are bought and paid for by the same special interests. thats why obama expanded on everything bush did even though he said he would revoke all the illegal shit he did. at the time he was secretly paid, it all came out now. carbon taxes are being pushed through the UN, gingrich supports al gore carbon taxes which is a tax on breathing.

    -ron paul gets 74% of all military donations to all candidates including obama.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    ummm, for starters he commits adultry when his wife becomes ill, he attends the cremation of care ritual at bohemian grove, pretends to attack mortgage lender freddie mac while at the same time secretly getting paid $1.6 million as a lobbyist for them, he is a coward draft dodger, he supports national sales tax for energy which would cripple what left of the economy, he supports global carbon taxes which would cripple whats left of the world economy, i can go on and on and on

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    oh yeah, im sorry, my apologies, i forgot that i am not supposed to be concerned with the constitution and bill of rights being destroyed and every other form of human freedom and rights being taken away and under attack, so i’ll go back into the trance of being concerned about my chicago bears blowing their whole season this year and not making playoffs and pray for their success next season because afterall sports/hollywood/celebs = reality and to hell with defending our rights

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ChicagoPatriot1776 ChicagoPatriot1776

    Newt Gingrich is pure… PURE evil, he is a demon from the deepest pit of hell.
    Mittens Romney is just another slick acting teleprompter reader no different than Obama

    -If Ron Paul does not get elected everyone who voted for these two New World Order Pawns will get exactly what they asked for and exactly what they DESERVE. with the recent passing of NDAA a nation wide martial law police state is right around the corner and Ron Paul is the only one who will atleast try to stop it

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=rogerrobie68 rogerrobie68

    MAKE the choice America: Continue fighting wars for oil OR end it now and FINALLY innovate our way out of the dependence on foreign energy. IT can be done but not with another corporate stooge in the white house

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