Poll: Donald Trump Wins the Ron Paul Vote

In a recent poll conducted among visitors, subscribers and readers of the popular RonPaul.com fan site, Donald Trump achieved a decisive victory with 56% of the vote.

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson came in a respectable second with 20%.

7% of voters declared that they will write in Ron Paul even though he is not running.

Hillary Clinton received 4% of the vote, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein was the candidate of choice for 3%.

5% of participants declared that they won’t vote at all in the election, either because they don’t want to or because they are not eligible.

A total of 3,553 voters participated from October 22 to 27.

Who are you voting for in the 2016 Presidential Election?

  • Donald Trump (56%, 1,988 Votes)
  • Gary Johnson (20%, 711 Votes)
  • Write-in Ron Paul (7%, 238 Votes)
  • Hillary Clinton (4%, 139 Votes)
  • I won't vote at all (but I'd be eligible). (4%, 134 Votes)
  • Jill Stein (3%, 117 Votes)
  • Darrell Castle (2%, 59 Votes)
  • Write-in Bernie Sanders (2%, 59 Votes)
  • I'm not eligible to vote. (1%, 41 Votes)
  • Evan McMullin (1%, 40 Votes)
  • Somebody else (explain below) (1%, 27 Votes)
  • Rocky De La Fuente (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,553

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While Ron Paul has not endorsed any of the candidates, he has criticized Donald Trump for his opposition to free trade and small government, while praising Jill Stein on foreign policy and making fun of Gary Johnson’s “Aleppo” moment.

Many Ron Paul supporters remain optimistic that Ron Paul will issue an official endorsement before the election is over.

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  • Leon Foonman

    Libertarians use the internet , that was created by the government, drive cars on roads the govt built . Libertarians should build their own internet, or STFU.

  • Jo

    Ron Paul was and is a sell out..

    »crosslinked«

  • pff136

    I don’t particularly love Trump but do see him talking about the Federal Reserve and exposing corruption. I’d rather have a Paul or even Darrell Castle. But I’ll probably be voting for Trump in hopes that it will lead to a future President Paul. One can only hope.

  • Schreck Williams

    here is a video report that explains that Gary Johnson is a Democratic
    operative that has infiltrated and taken over the Libertarian Party. tinyurl dot com/LibertarianPartySellouts

  • Schreck Williams

    how is 20% for Gary Johnson “respectable”? more like laughable.

    • ronpaulcom

      Gary Johnson is a ridiculous candidate. He is not very intelligent, he has embarrassing temper issues, and his very own running mate is cucking hard for Hillary Clinton. Ron Paul made fun of Johnson many times and refused to endorse him. Considering these circumstances the fact that 20% of current or former Ron Paul supporters will vote for Gary is nothing short of astonishing.

      • livefree1200cc

        I agree, Johnson is a clown

  • YonLittleSwine

    I hope Ron will see the error of his support of free trade. Sometimes, Ron, you just have to look after your own interests. There is nothing wrong with that. Everyone does it.

    • Schreck Williams

      no foreign entanglements. oh that sounds selfish doesn’t it?

      • YonLittleSwine

        “No foreign entanglements” sounds plenty good to me! Let us stop getting involved in wars all over the dam place! But “free” trade is not as good as it sounds in theory.

        • Schreck Williams

          free trade and low interest rates are scams that the globalists are using to lure countries into their trap for world government.

  • MansaMusa3000

    If you EVER heard a word that Ron Paul said you would NOT vote for Donald Trump. If you were a RP fanboy who just wanted to thumb your nose at the establishment yet NEVER ACTUALLY HEARD WHAT RON WAS SAYING…then you are probably supporting Trump. Trump is the anti-Ron Paul candidate on so many levels.

    • Schreck Williams

      Trump is a populist candidate that is the voice for all the people that were screwed over by a corrupt elite that stole that nomination from Ron Paul. Trump is not perfect but he is not a globalist that wants to sell out the country to world government! Like Newt Gingrich said, “The reason he is hated by the establishment is because he never joined the secret societies. He has never did the secret rituals. Never served on establishment boards or advocated their agenda.”

      • MansaMusa3000

        Ron Paul has called Trump a dangerous authoritarian and says he’s against liberty. He recently said that Jill stein is the true populist and although he disagrees with her big government tendency she’s the best choice in this herd

        • Schreck Williams

          you actually have to be popular to be a populist. Saying Trump is dangerous is like saying Ron Paul is controlled opposition. but then again Ron does have an occult chevron in his logo and was in an exclusive fraternity so he may very well be controlled opposition.

          • livefree1200cc

            Its not coincidence that Ron Paul gave up so easily at the end, without a fight

  • Alba-torre

    Why don’t the comment appear? it’s respectful to everybody.

    • Alba-torre

      It is. Thank you, although i don’t understand why it appears more down.

  • Alba-torre

    Hello all. I’ve been able to have followed Ron Paul on his presidential campaign in 2008 and 2012 and I became a Ron’s fan since i- thanks to other people that love freedom in my country, Spain- knew on him and started to watch his messages on Internet. Recently, there’s in Spain a small pro-liberty party in some regions (the P-LIB), although it’s already small.

    Although i can’t vote on the American election i did on this page, for Gary, whom I know he’s for liberty although i know him much less than Ron. If i lived in America and voted there, this would be my choice in an election- in case where the republican nominee wasn’t Ron or Rand Paul whereas another libertarian republican candidate in the Gop.

    I think voting the writing-in way is an act of loyalty with Ron and he’ll be very happy. However, please, don’t split up the vote on the election. On the opposite, concentrate the libertarian vote on a candidate, as Gary for instance, I think if independent libertarians, libertarian republicans and republicans that love liberty and agree on small government and law taxes, everyone concentrate the vote then Gary- even if he doesn’t take the presidency or take few states- will represent an important advance for liberty and there will be better chances in next elections, and Ron will be very happy.

    Oh, and not Donald Trump because he’s a populist and he’s against the freedom for commerce. He tells not to recognize the election result if he loses and he’ll mobilize to his people. This is the same that other populists has recently done in Madrid when the Congress was choosing a President of Government who they don’t like, to go to streets because they don’t agree on people’s choice on the past polls. Please, don’t fall down in the populism voting Donald Trump.

    Best regards.

  • Alba-torre

    Hello all. I’ve been able to have followed Ron Paul on his presidential campaign in 2008 and 2012 and I became a Ron’s fan since i- thanks to other people that love freedom in my country, Spain- knew on him and started to watch his messages on Internet. Recently, there’s in Spain a small pro-liberty party in some regions (the P-LIB), although it’s already small.

    Although i can’t vote on the American election i did on this page, for Gary, whom I know he’s for liberty although i know him much less than Ron. If i lived in America and voted there, this would be my choice in an election- in case where the republican nominee wasn’t Ron or Rand Paul whereas another libertarian republican candidate in the Gop.

    I think voting the writing-in way is an act of loyalty with Ron and he’ll be very happy. However, please, don’t split up the vote on the election. On the opposite, concentrate the libertarian vote on a candidate, as Gary for instance, I think if independent libertarians, libertarian republicans and republicans that love liberty and agree on small government and law taxes, everyone concentrate the vote then Gary- even if he doesn’t take the presidency or take few states- will represent an important advance for liberty and there will be better chances in next elections, and Ron will be very happy.

    Oh, and not Donald Trump because he’s a populist and he’s against the freedom for commerce. He tells not to recognize the election result if he loses and he’ll mobilize to his people. This is the same that other populists has recently done in Madrid when the Congress was choosing a President of Government who they don’t like, to go to streets because they don’t agree on people’s choice on the past polls. Please, don’t fall down in the populism voting Donald Trump.

    Best regards.

  • Anthony

    Rand was my first choice. I have already voted for Trump in the General Election. Look at it this way…you’re not voting for Trump. You’re voting for the next couple Supreme Court Justices. Which in my mind is a liberty vote.

    • Schreck Williams

      Rand was my first choice. I was never for Cruz, His logo is occult and he is too connected to the people that we need to see go to jail. tinyurl dot com/CruzFake tinyurl dot com/CruzJFKCIA tinyurl dot com/CruzDeceiver

  • conceitedlawyers

    Write in Ron Paul

  • fukkinrokkin

    Donald Trump is a right wing populist, get used to it, or get run over. The stupid dude weed bul$h!t is so far down the list of importance it isn’t funny.

    • Schreck Williams

      Word is that Trump is a closeted Patriot. The he was Alex Jones before Alex started taking on government corruption. He knows about the fraud of 9/11 and the Federal Reserve Corporation and poison vaccines. tinyurl dot com/corpram

  • James Stephens

    Those who support Trump do not support liberty since Trump does not support liberty himself. Ron Paul is right in that Trump is a dangerous authoritarian

    • Schreck Williams

      Wanting to bring to justice the criminal thugs that have hijacked America is not authoritarian. Unless you are a criminal thug that wants to keep getting away with it.

      • MansaMusa3000

        I suggest you actually read anything Ron Paul has written over the past 2 decades. You’re lost bro

  • itdoeseasy

    I only vote for liberty. It is not on the ballot.

  • swimkin

    Hey as a Ron and Rand Paul supporter I am currently on the Trump Train. He is not the perfect candidate but I am loving how the Global Elites on both sides of the aisle are trying to shut him down. I also like that he will be the first NON -controlled president since the Federal Reserve took over our money system. FWIW Johnson is NOT Ron nor Rand Paul. His running make Weld is a CFR plant,

    • James Stephens

      So you support the patriot act, nsa spying, gutting the 1st amendment, using secret lists to deny innocent amerians gun rights, stop and frisk nationwide, government theft of private property. killing snowden, bombing innocent civilians, universal healthcare, etc. Trump does

    • Libertarian_MS

      Trump is the antithesis of liberty.

      • Schreck Williams

        that is MSM propaganda that you are regurgitating.

        • MansaMusa3000

          Ron Paul personally has said he’d prefer Jill Stein

          Deal with it

        • Libertarian_MS

          LOL! Since when has the MSM ever cared about liberty?

    • fukkinrokkin

      Pretty simple to see when the mainstream cultural marxist (r) (d) relentlessly attacked a businessman that is risking his brand for this. As far as not being Ron Paul, he called out the fed, what more do the libertarians want? Open borders going forward are NOT AN OPTION, unless the idiots that want that want civil war…

      • Schreck Williams

        Trump is not a Republican. He is more Libertarian that has taken over the Republican Party to kick out the Neo-Cons (Trotskyites) on behalf of all us Tea Party People. Remember it was Ron Paul and Alex Jones that brainstormed live on air the concept of the Tea Party Movement. I have not abandoned Alex just because he started supporting Trump when it was revealed that Ted Cruz was totally fake.

        • MansaMusa3000

          Nothing about Trump is libertarian. Nothing

    • Ricky Ross

      Yep, you have fallen for the Hegalian Dialectic!

      CRISIS – REACTION – SOLUTION

  • Mystic Bozo

    Why would any Libertarian vote Republican or Democrat? Is this article a troll?

    • Schreck Williams

      Why would a Libertarian vote for a Democratic operative infiltrator called Gary Scam Johnson?

    • livefree1200cc

      Why would Ron Paul, a libertarian, run as a Republican?

  • Antodav

    This is not reflective of the majority of Ron Paul supporters by any stretch. This particular page is an abomination not run by Ron Paul himself.

    • ronpaulcom

      Our poll accurately shows the opinion of 3,553 current, former and potential Ron Paul supporters, including many hardworking liberty lovers who supported and voted for him in 2008 and 2012. If you disagree, go ahead and show us a comparable poll that shows a different outcome.

  • Deborah53

    The time to choose a better Presidential candidate was the Primary election. That is long over. At this point, only Trump or Clinton have a realistic chance of winning this election, so a vote for a third party or a write-in will only help elect the greater of the two evils. I agree that Trump is far from perfect, but I am hoping that at least some of his less-than-ideal positions are due to his being a political outsider, and not having adequately studied all of the issues. If he will surround himself with good advisors, he can learn to do an okay job as President. Hillary on the other hand is a criminal and pure evil. In the future, we need to work on educating voters and getting more of them involved in the Primaries if we want better choices in the general election.

    • DC

      I don’t believe he is any different than she and also has a problem with his temperment. He is very un- presidential and not professional (just like the current Commander in Chief) and flip-flops just as much as the next guy/gal, but if you all want to cast your vote for Jerry Springer, go ahead. I cannot do it. I was going to vote for Johnson, but he seems unsure of himself and is not really Libertarian minded. Again, if people think he (Trump) is going to make the right nomination for SCOTUS, I think they are being fooled. I hope I’m wrong though and if I am, I will come back and say so.

      Go ahead and vote for Trump. Hell, Sean Hannity and Judge Jeanine love him, so he must be the savior we’ve been seeking.

      • Deborah53

        I agree with you about Trump’s temperament and flip-flopping, but realistically we only have two choices now. You can either vote third party or write-in and help Hillary win, or, as some put it in the last two general elections, you can hold your nose and vote for the lesser evil.

        • DC

          Now that’s democracy for ya. What I’m hearing/reading is “you must vote for one of these two, or else”. THAT is exactly why there is only a two-party system. People chicken out because they are told their votes will be wasted. It is part of the reason Ron Paul did not get the nomination 4 years ago. Even though he had the delegates and the system was rigged by the RNC and the establisment on the right, the people were too chicken and ignorant to protest it, so they went along and we wound up with 4 more years of BHO. It is what happened when Arnold Schwarzenegger ran against Cruz Bustamante. Arnold was a sure-thing because he was The Terminator and it was cool. Tom McClintock was The best candidate, but not liberal enough for CA, so we got a celebrity instead and he did a horrible job. Now we have Jerry Brown AGAIN.

          People have got to stop thinking there are only two choices or it will never stop.

          • Deborah53

            Believe me, if I thought anyone better than the Democratic or Republican nominees had a snowball’s chance of winning, I would vote for him or her. It is unfortunate, but the media and the leadership of the two major parties currently control the elections. Until which time third party candidates are given fair and equal treatment by the media, there will continue to be only two viable choices. I wish I knew how that could be accomplished.

          • DC

            Deborah,

            I agree with you on the two- party system and I think most on here would also agree with us, but it appears to me that since Trump, who acts like the liberal he is, put an “R” next to his name, the Democrats are blinded by it and so are the Republicans.

            He does not sound like he believes in limiting in governance? Even though I have been in the military for nearly 33 years and I believe I a strong DEFENSE, I have been witness to massive amounts of unnecessary DoD spending, and his tough guy talk is going to cause us to spend more money we don’t have and continue to promote the American Exceptionalism attitude that other countries don’t like.

            He is very un- presidential in his demeanor. I don’t really think he is a racist, as although his comments regarding non- whites (and I neither agree with them nor defend them) are quite offensive, I think he will say anything to get attention and that is what sells. He is (like HRC and BHO) a narcissist. Like I said, I do not defend or excuse his comments and he may be a racist, but I think his comments are more designed to draw attention to himself and get people riled up. Saying things like “I like people who weren’t captured” ( in reference to Sen. John McCain) Is highly offensive and very unprofessional. As a member of the military I don’t want a Commander in Chief like that. I think it is very dangerous and to suggest that he knows more than the generals and implies that he could just get new ones, makes him look like an idiot to the rest of the world. It is bad enough that we have a current Commander in Chief who is unprofessional and says thinks like “Trayvon could have been my son” (even though the white half of him could have been the father of Timothy McVeigh or Dillon Klebold), it is not the president’s job to offer opinions or make public statements like that and I’m afraid a President Trump will make many controversial statements that will make him a laughingstock to citizens of other countries. I think he will say things that are dangerous to this country and possibly increase the hatred of US Citizens that prompt more terrorist attacks.

            George W. Bush may have done things in which a lot on the right and left disagree, and with the exception of stumbling over a few words, was always poised and professional. That is how ANY president or candidate should conduct him/herself.

            And no, there will NOT be a wall. It is not feasible, would cost much more than what he says and not in any way, through tariffs or other means, will Mexico pay for it.

            I think we are screwed and after 4 years of a Trump circus act and many embarrassing statements and actions by him, It will surely hand the office of POTUS right back to the Democrats. I think we’re screwed either way.

            It bothers me that we have a need to worry about a SCOTUS nomination when the justices and not supposed to be appointed to interpret the laws or offer opinions, but unfortunately, that is the way it is.

            MAYBE, once he has the election is over and he is inaugurated, he will k0 longer fwel the need to put on a show and will shut his mouth and listen to the experts on the economy and on the miltary. That is our only hope.

          • Deborah53

            Trump is and has been more of an entertainer than a political leader, and I think he does say outrageous things to get attention, and he is used to getting away with it. That is one of the things that really turned me off to him in the first place, but apparently the majority of voters thought it was okay, because he got nominated. Maybe it is just wishful thinking, but it seems to me that more recently he has toned down the rhetoric a bit. Like you, I hope that if he is elected, he will start acting more presidential and listen to the experts and do what is right. I very much doubt that Hillary would.

          • Schreck Williams

            Look the Alex Jones Libertarians pushed Trump in a position to take over the Republican Party. Why stay in a sinking ship just because of the name? Get on board and after the election hold Trump accountable to Libertarian ideals.

        • James Stephens

          A third party vote only helps the third party. America is fucked no matter who wins between Trump and CLinton.

        • James Stephens

          Oh and voting for the “lesser evil” is still getting evil

          • Dawn – Naturally Texan

            Everyone I talk to says this and I say never vote for evil and if we all stopped we’d be surprised how many of us there are… maybe even enough to see Stein or Johnson win before the rigged machines recalibrate.

          • Schreck Williams

            Don’t know about Stein but Johnson is a FRAUD!

          • Schreck Williams

            Trump is a “sinner”. Hillary is “evil”. Christ died and rose again for sinners. God will judge evil. Trump may be like Cyrus of Isaiah 45. It is God that puts political leaders in power not men.

    • Dawn – Naturally Texan

      Choose at primaries? Where were you in 2012 and 2016 when RNC and DNC broke their own rules to shut down our real choices. RNC even kidnapped a bus of Ron Paul delegates and drove them aimlessly around Tampa until the vote was over.

      There are no choices here just sad illusions and puppet theater.

      • Deborah53

        I am well aware that the major parties played dirty in 2008 and 2012, and hope it will eventually come back to bite them. That does not change the fact that far too few people get involved in the process much before the general election.

        Locally, we tried hard to get delegates who supported Ron Paul elected to the national convention, but there were too many new faces, and those who had been active in the Republican party trusted the old, familiar ones. Then someone spread the rumor that the Ron Paul people were a bunch of druggies who were trying to take over the party, and they were the ones who were not playing fair, which caused more than a little suspicion and hostility.

        After the election, many became discouraged and dropped out. Some stayed on and have been working since then to gain the confidence of the party leaders. A few have even gotten elected to local offices. As frustrating as it is, I think it will take more than a few election cycles to gain any significant traction. Meanwhile, whether we like it or not, either Trump or Clinton will be elected next Tuesday. I know Clinton is bad. At least Trump is an outsider chosen by the people, although not chosen by me or probably most of the people here, and the best chance we have of keeping Hillary out of the White House.

  • James Goodin

    when is Ron Paul going to endorse Trump? If Trump doesn’t win Hillary will. Who is better for America? Remember someone who is 80% my friend is not my enemy.

    • Getitright

      hopefully never

    • DC

      What people don’t seem to understand is, Trump is a New York Liberal and has said things that go against the constitution and against what a Libertarian or Ron Paul Republican would believe. You cannot impose tariffs on companies that move their operations out of the country in order to survive. He is suggesting to people that the companies that do that are somehow criminal for wanting at least some portion of it to survive and at least some of them will still have salaries. Otherwise, the companies stay here, continue to pay high taxes and just like the federal government, continue to pay out money that doesn’t exist. How can a smart businessman think like that. The people to whom he is pitching this line are the same types who believe that a minimum wage is good. That is absolutely foolish.

      For this if you who say “he is the lesser of two evils”, you are allowing him to fool you. I do not believe for a second that he is going to do anything he says he is going to do. Remember, he and the Clintons are friends. All he did was slap an “R” next to his name and became an instant Republican (just add water). The Democrats are fooled by it and so are the Republicans. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but I wouldn’t doubt that he and the Clintons planned this, so he would look like a fool and throw the game to Hilary (waiting for the South Park episode on that one).

      If the Republicans and the media weren’t so corrupt and the voters weren’t so ignorant, Rand Paul could have become the nominee and it would currently be a runaway for the Republicans, as HRC could have sunk her own ship without any negative ads from the right.

      How about Paul/Paul 2016?

      I might just write in Elvis.

      • Schreck Williams

        Free trade is a scam for world government.

    • gadsdengurl

      NEVER

    • Antodav

      Ron Paul has already firmly denounced Trump; don’t hold your breath waiting for him to ever reverse himself.

      Or do, perhaps, and then hopefully you will suffocate before the election.

    • James Stephens

      Why would ROn PAUL in his own words endorse a dangerous authoritarian?

      • Schreck Williams

        show me your proof. that is speculation.

    • fukkinrokkin

      Unfortunately never, which is so misguided with the demographic onslaught right over the horizon that it boggles the mind. This is why I left this libertarian nonsense for hard right race realism. Join us, lest we become current year South Africa

      • Schreck Williams

        I would rather vote Trump than give in to a communist world government dictatorship that Herr Hitlery will bring to fruition.