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article imageNew poll shows Ron Paul-Barack Obama election would be close

By Andrew Moran     Apr 15, 2010 in Politics
A new Rasmussen Report survey released this week suggests that if the 2012 Presidential election was between Republican Congressman Ron Paul and Democratic President Barack Obama only one percent of votes would decide the next U.S. Commander-in-Chief.
Could the 2012 Presidential election be between Congressman Ron Paul and President Barack Obama? Two years ago, most would have laughed at the idea but a new Rasmussen Reports survey suggests otherwise.
The telephone poll released on Wednesday shows 42 percent of likely voters would support the incumbent President while 41 percent would vote for the Texas Congressman in a hypothetical campaign match-up. However, 11 percent would vote for someone else and 6 percent are undecided.
Paul, a Libertarian Republican, would receive just two thirds of votes from the GOP, while Obama would earn 79 percent support from Democrats. 47 per cent of Independent voters would support Paul compared to 28 per cent who’d vote for the President.
The author of “End the Fed” and “The Revolution: A Manifesto” failed to capture the Republican nomination during the 2008 Presidential primaries but he still maintains a strong following in the U.S. and consistently appears in the mainstream media to discuss current events in the country and elsewhere.
A CNN poll shows that Obama would defeat every single Republican contender by strong margins. Obama would defeat former Governor Mitt Romney, former Governor Sarah Palin, former Governor Mike Huckabee, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Congressman Ron Paul by at least 8 percent.
The Rasmussen national telephone survey was conducted among 1,000 likely voters between Apr. 12 and Apr. 13 and contains a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.
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