South Carolina: Ron Paul Surges Past Santorum Into Top Tier

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Texas Congressman leaps to 20 per cent in new poll, Santorum collapses to 7 per cent

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Friday, January 13, 2012

Ron Paul has surged past Rick Santorum into the top tier in South Carolina, gaining a staggering 11 per cent in the last week alone to climb to third with a total of 20 per cent, with Mitt Romney’s first place position at 29 per cent looking increasingly vulnerable.


A new American Research Group poll released today illustrates how Paul’s second place finish in New Hampshire has catapulted him to onto the heels of frontrunners Romney and Newt Gingrich, who is in second with 25 per cent.

“Paul has climbed 11 percent in the last week and Perry has gained seven percent. Santorum, who was tied for second in last week’s poll at 24 percent, plummeted into fifth place in the current poll,” reports the Hill.

After being heralded as a favorite in South Carolina, Santorum has sunk to just 7 per cent. Having at one stage been as low at 8 per cent, Paul clearly has the greatest momentum going into next Saturday’s primary.

A top tier finish by Paul in South Carolina will send shockwaves through the establishment, which had largely written off his chances in a supposedly “socially conservative” state. Perhaps voters are finally starting to realize that Paul has the most conservative voting record out of all the candidates and unlike Gingrich and Romney, does not have a history of supporting gun control, socialist health care, abortion and big government.

As The Street highlights today, Ron Paul is also more conservative than Rick Santorum. A 2004 VoteView study of the two candidates found that Paul was ranked almost 700 places higher than Santorum in terms of conservatism out of a list of 3,320 individuals.

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“Four or five times he voted to raise the national debt, so that tells you how conservative he is,” Paul said Saturday about Santorum. Based on the survey, Paul could question pretty much any politician’s conservative record against his own.”

A separate Rasmussen survey released today also shows Ron Paul has entered the top tier, polling at 16 per cent in equal third with Santorum.

A national Reuters/Ipsos poll released yesterday showed Paul climbing to joint second place overall, equal with Newt Gingrich, once again debunking the myth that the Texan Congressman is not electable, as the establishment media has constantly claimed.

Polls have consistently shown that Paul virtually ties with Romney in first place as having the best chance out of all the candidates of defeating Barack Obama in a hypothetical run off.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

This article was posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 at 10:56 am







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