The State Column
Friday, May 27, 2011
Texas Rep. Ron Paul is performing well in the latest CNN poll of potential Republican primary voters.
Mr. Paul, who declared his candidacy for president last week, took second in a CNN/WMUR poll released by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, which shows former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney favored by 32 percent of likely Republican primary voters.
Mr. Paul took second with 9 percent support.
The CNN poll is the second poll in as many weeks to find support for a Paul candidacy. An earlier CNN poll showed Mr. Paul leading amongst Republican voters.
Campaign Memo: Paul Surging in Latest Polls
To: Interested Parties
From: Gary Howard, National Press Secretary
Re: Recent Polling Data
LAKE JACKSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the 2012 GOP Presidential field begins to take shape, recent polling shows Congressman Ron Paul emerging a top-tier candidate and a credible threat to unseat assumed front runner Mitt Romney.
A recent number of polls on the race for the Republican presidential nomination have consistently shown Dr. Paul surging and in many cases running a clear second.
In the latest Gallup poll from May 26, 2011, Ron Paul comes in second, ahead of all other declared candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. In New Hampshire’s most recent UNH Survey Center poll, Paul again scores second place ahead of all others officially in the race. And once again in the most recent CNN poll, Congressman Paul ties for second place versus all other announced candidates.
Several other polls from a month earlier, including Quinnipiac, Fox News, Rasmussen, and McClatchy, have all shown Ron Paul either tied for second or coming in at a very close third among declared candidates.
Our campaign firmly believes that Dr. Paul’s long track record of consistent, staunch economic conservatism, proven fund raising prowess and unmatched leadership on inflation and dollar devaluation will continue to push him up in the polls.
For more information on Congressman Ron Paul’s Presidential Campaign visit www.RonPaul2012.com.
Ron Paul 2012
Gary Howard, 1-800-RON-PAUL
National Press Secretary