November 22, 2011
In addition to the Revolution PAC commissioned poll revealing Ron Paul’s strong placement in Iowa prior to the caucus, other polls place the Texas Republican in a tight race for the nomination.
A Bloomberg News poll shows Ron Paul locked in a four-way statistical tie for first place among Iowa Republicans — 20 percent for Herman Cain, 19 percent for Paul, 18 percent for Mitt Romney and 17 percent for Newt Gingrich.
CBS comes to tis senses and admits Ron Paul’s popularity in the polls.
A Public Policy Poll presented Paul as the only Republican candidate to best Obama among independent voters (48 to 39 percent), and a late October CNN/Time poll also showed him in the top three in the key states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, according to MarketWatch.
Ron Paul’s support has remained remarkably consistent considering the fact nearly all the other candidates have endured fluctuations in their support. Romney, Cain, Gingrich and Perry all scored low in this summer’s Iowa Straw Poll. Pawlenty and Santorum ranked higher, but are not even considered serious contenders four months later. Ron Paul came in second, trailing Michele Bachmann by a mere 157 votes (out nearly 17,000 votes recorded). Like Pawlenty and Santorum, Bachmann is no longer considered a serious candidate.
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Despite his consistency and the fact he can win the nomination, the corporate media continues to either ignore Paul or dismiss him as a fringe candidate. An email leaked by the Bachman campaign revealed that CBS went out of its way to silence Paul during the last debate. Paul was allowed a meager 89 seconds to answer questions during a debate that ran 90 minutes.
A scientific study released in October demonstrated conclusively that Ron Paul was allowed the least amount of face time during the debates despite his high ranking and popularity as a candidate.
It remains to be seen if the pattern will continue this evening during the 11th debate. The Christian Science Monitor seems to think Paul will once again be ignored by the moderators.
CBS and CNN may ignore Paul, but despite this he continues to draw support from average Americans, particularly young Americans determined to restore a constitutionally limited republic.
And, once again demonstrating Ron Paul’s ability to sidestep artificial political barriers, he has drawn the support of an unlikely group – so-called “progressives” and Democrats opposed to the prospect of never-ending war that persists regardless of what party is in the White House.