Latest national poll shows dim prospects for Ron Paul

By | January 5, 2012

In a national survey of 1,000 likely GOP primary voters taken yesterday, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman received the highest two “unfavorable” ratings among the remaining GOP hopefuls.

Rep. Paul had the highest unfavorable rating as 30% of respondents ranked him very unfavorable and another 29% said that he was somewhat unfavorable. A total unfavorable rating of 59%  was by far the worst of the group. Front-runners Romney and Santorum had unfavorables of only 26%.

Where things get really bleak for the Representative from Texas is when Rasmussen asked the respondents “Which Republican presidential candidate would be the weakest opponent against Barack Obama in the general election…. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman, Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry?” – the results:

    •   5% Romney
    •   5% Santorum
    • 11% Perry
    • 12% Gingrich
    • 19% Huntsman
    •  36% Paul

Paul actually polled as a weaker candidate than Jon Huntsman when stood up against the current President and in an election where the mantra is “anybody but Obama” it will be difficult to get the nomination if no one believes you can beat the current resident of the White House.

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One thought on “Latest national poll shows dim prospects for Ron Paul

  1. Piet

    Paul is either hated or loved, there is nothing in between. With 60% of the people that see him as unfavorable or somewhat unfavorable he can still get the other 40%. And if votes are split between te remaining candidates than paul can still win with those numbers. Of all the candidates, Paul is the only good speaker and the only one to have a presidential charisma, and not the charisma of a car salesman like romney.

    I think this will end up to be a race between romney and Paul. The socially conservatives have to little support in the more “social liberal” states and will eventually drop out of the race one by one even Rick Santorum.

    In the end Romney has the better chanche of winning, unless Paul somehow reaches the older republican voters.

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