Ron Paul 43%, Obama 41%

For the first time ever, Ron Paul leads Barack Obama in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. In the latest Rasmussen poll, Paul earns 43% of the vote, while the current president attracts support from 41%.

Ten percent (10%) would vote for some other option, a figure that includes 17% of Republicans. Ron Paul leads by 13 among men and trails by eight among women. Paul also picks up 15% of the vote from self-identified liberals.


  • RichB

    This poll tells me that a third party run would be much more successful than the GOP nomination. The general public believes RP won’t win GOP nomination, but this poll proves RP is the one to win the presidency. So do not give up one vote, every vote counts as valuable perception for a possible third party run. The fear of a third party run alone can get us many of the changes we want in 2012, and that is a partial victory!

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  • RichB

    Boycott MSM forever. This means do not visit websites, do not turn on television channels. Delete bookmarks to MSM (these are used by Google in weighing valued content), Add bookmarks to fair reporting media, and reward them by visiting sites often, clicking ads on sites (be very careful of this last suggestion, you should only click if the ad is something you are interested in, and you should follow the link in deep or the site will be penalized– anything more than one ad per WEEK is enough anything more will get them penalized), liking fair sites, linking to fair sites. Revolution does not happen over-night.

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  • Dave Griffin

    RON PAUL or NO ONE!! Romney is Crook, Santorum is religious NUT, and Newt is just a non factor.

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  • John

    well it sure seems that Rasmussen has removed the poll which I saw earler as well – guess someone choked on their breakfast when they found out and hey presto!…

    ironic that I’m not even american but am concerned about where your country is headed – I can’t imagine what those who fought and died to preserve and protect what the US Constitution and Bill of Rights represent for any individual – american or otherwise – would think if about the current situation.

    sad – and extremely scary.

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  • adh1952

    Folks, it is totally mystifying that Dr.Paul beats the current President by 2 points and he is LAST in the Republican Primary Poll????? How can that be?????

    I think the answer is obvious.

    You can suppress LIBERTY only so long!!!

    Dr. Paul in 2012!

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  • Oliv

    Ron Paul is really the greatest and the best US politician. He is beloved by people. He has programm, he has good inteentions, he is really the only chance for USA and for the world. He must win. And clearly, he as the only politician has chances to win general presidential elections. It will be good for both sides: US nation and republican party.

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  • Alfred Coombe

    Another source which discusses the poll which I copied yesterday without actually having captured the image. I notice even their link to the poll takes you to today’s poll which is not an Obama/Republican Candidate match-up. I guess you gotta catch em when they are fresh.

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  • Alfred Coombe

    Holly, you are correct. I copied those results directly from Rasmussen’s web site yesterday. The polls are updated daily, but surprisingly, even if I use the same address in my browsing history or look in Rasmussen’s archives, I can’t find it either. Could it just be that the results were, as I said in my earlier post, just not acceptable?

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  • Holly

    I don’t see any articles or posts on the Rassmussen website that support this claim. Where is this report showing Paul at 43% and Obama at 41%? I’d be excited if it were true…but I can’t find anything with these kinds of numbers??? Help.

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  • Alfred Coombe

    This is the latest official reporting from the Rasmussen Presidential Poll. Notes between *** are mine. Why can’t they just publish the numbers without the biased comments? Oh, that’s right, pollsters are generally as biased as everyone else. If you can’t word the question in a poll to get the results you want, you merely report them in a way to highlight the negatives and positives to make the point you want the survey to represent.

    For the first time since late December 2011, Mitt Romney leads the president in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. Romney earns 45% of the vote, while the president attracts support from 43%. Romney holds a nine-point advantage among unaffiliated voters.

    ***Ah, a positive. But how many points do the others have among the unaffiliated?***

    For the first time ever, Texas Congressman Ron Paul also leads the president. In that matchup, 43% prefer Paul and 41% Obama. Ten percent (10%) would vote for some other option, a figure that includes 17% of Republicans.

    ***Hmm, a negative. But what percent of the vote for the others woujld go to some other option?***

    If former Senator Rick Santorum is the Republican nominee, the president leads by two, 45% to 43%. With former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his opponent, the president enjoys a 10-point lead, 49% to 39%. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). See tracking history for Obama vs. all four Republican candidates.

    ***Wow! A neutral reporting of the facts.***

    Paul has the biggest gender gap of any GOP hopeful. The libertarian congressman leads by 13 among men and trails by eight among women. Paul also picks up 15% of the vote from self-identified liberals.

    ***Not only a negative, but notice how they worked in libertarian (at least they used a small “l”) but it is surely used in the pejorative sense. Likewise, the use of the word “liberal”, even more of an anathema to big “R” Republicans. Gotta scare those away at all costs.***

    Paul now joins Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Santorum and Gingrich as front-runners who have led the president in a single Rasmussen Reports poll. However, it remains to be seen whether Paul can do what those others have not accomplished and lead the president more than once. So far, the only GOP candidate to do that is Romney.

    ***Actually, I believe he has led him more than once in several other polls. Rasmussen wouldn’t report that, of course.***

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  • kayla

    Aye im very concerned… i registered for my michigan license like 1 week ago and also registered to vote, i been getting real excited for this ron paul election you dont even know..well yesterday i was at this eveant listening to the speaker before ron paul and he was saying alot of people being mislead of being told they can not vote in this primary today…well i went to go vote for ‘RON PAUL’ today and they denied me saying i missed the cut off day that i had to be registered for 30day in order to vote today..well i went to the website that ya gotta put in all ur ino and it says im registered im confused am i being withheld from my voting rights? or is there such thing of a cut off date? i would lvoe some input to help me out..thanks..

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    • John Bryan

      Kayla, I don’t know about Michigan, but in Arkansas, you have to be registered to vote AT LEAST 30 days prior to the election you wish to participate in. So you may have genuinely missed the mark.

      But, when the party is trying to smother a candidate, they will pull out all the stops. Who knows?

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      • adh1952

        Kayla, I live in Tennessee, and it is 30 days also. In fact, I am so worried about voter fraud, that I am going to cast a “Provisional Ballot” so that it is counted manually.

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  • Rizzo

    “We are rigging the election so Santorum/Romney win. We also count the votes to make sure your Ron Paul will never win. I’f you Worthless Poor Rats don’t like it; you can go eat your Constitution, and your Bill of Rights. You don’t matter in anyway, shape, vote or form.”

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    • adh1952

      Rizzo, you can suppress LIBERTY only so long.

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  • robin

    The hurdle we must overcome is the powerful force of the GOP party and disenfranchising the voter. We have to speak up loudly and not let up on this issue-one of the most important ones in this election year. Stats won’t matter if our vote does not count. It’s back to fighting over issues when they are meaningless unless who we vote for really matters. People are watching us all over the world. Let’s show them that we don’t take our sacred right to vote for granted. I’m hoping that the Ron Paul camp is well-organized and will have people out in force gathering info. on how this primary is handled and helping to keep it transparent and above board. I’m praying for some divine justice today….

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  • Terry Farrell

    Ron Paul CAN win, so long as he remains humble, tells it how it is and commits his way unto the Lord Pr. 3:5-7

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  • Terry Farrell

    Ron Paul CAN win, no doubt about it, so long as he stays a humble man, keeps telling it how it is and commits his way unto the Lord Pr 3:5-7

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  • Thomas Schang

    Hit em harder Ron we all know they are bought and paid for by Goldman sacks. Mitt in particular and santorum is a wacko who hasn’t a clue of how to be president. Start to attack them on their weak policy and make them come forward and draw more spotlight upon your campaign you can’t lose Dr Paul or we are all done living free

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  • David MacFadyen

    Hell yeah!! Ron Paul is my real dad!!

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    • Dennis Johnson

      Your real Dad is in a test tube.

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  • Cynthia Foster

    That’s very good news. God bless Ron Paul.

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  • Daphne Lee

    Whoo hoo!!!! So awesome!!! Go RP!!!

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    • Surfisher

      Ron Paul is the only one who wants to restore our Freedoms and Prosperity (and get us out of the business of war making).

      The rest are for even more ‘people control’ ; see what FOX aired in this show: “Illegal Everything” — a Must See!

      Shows how Americans are “breaking” the law daily, without knowing it, because of the hundreds of millions of rules and regulations. And how cops are using this as an excuse to arrest anybody for just about anything!

      From the Nation with the most Freedoms in the civilized world, we have now become the one with the least!

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      • Thaddeus Kosciuszko

        Dr. Ron Paul has consistently and stubbornly fought battle after battle pushing the ideas that this country was founded and built upon. And as he has done since his arrival in DC, he continues to pick up the pages that are ripped out of the Constitution and tossed in the trash.

        He dusts them off, neatly places them in his folder, and continues to insist that they are the law of the land. And they are—America’s self-interests must determined by rational debate and adherence to our founding principles.

        Mr. Paul is the only candidate that will be seen as a genuine, authentic and bona fide option, when placed aside Mr. Obama.

        Messrs. Santorum, Gingrich and Romney will blend right in…perpetuating the blindness of Blind Sheep.

        T Kosciuszko

        Nous avons constaté que le sentiment de l’individualité était la loi générale de l’homme, et nous croyons ce fait hors de doute. ~ Mr. Bastiat

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        • Surfisher

          The only way to prevent voter fraud is to get a receipt.

          When I invest into a product — buying a steak at the supermarket per say — they give me a receipt for my investment (shows the item code# and the date and time of my investment (purchasing in good faith, upon accountability by vendor, that I received the right product))!!!

          Elections MUST be held to at least the same standard, as buying a steak — when people invest into their Right To Vote, give them a VALID receipt for their investment!

          If States can issue millions of Lottery Tickets weekly, that cannot be forged — why not be FORCED to do the same during the rare elections?!

          Without a RECEIPT, what government assurance do you have that your VOTE actually COUNTED…?!

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