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Ron Paul Surging In New Hampshire

05 Jan

The New Hampshire primary is fast approaching – its on the 10th – and Ron Paul is experiencing positive news; his campaign is surging in New Hampshire, at least according to a Washington Times/JZ Analytics Poll taken on Wednesday. While Romney sits quite comfortably ahead, polling at 38%, Paul holds 24% to Santorum’s 11 and Gingrich’s 9.

Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton had this to say:
“On the heels of his close third place finish at the Iowa Caucus, Ron Paul is polling a strong second place in New Hampshire. From here on out, it is a two-man race between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney given that one of the tickets out of Iowa was a dead-end due to Rick Santorum’s glaring lack of viability,”

Personally, I expect a Romney win, a Paul second, and Santorum third. I expect Santorum’s campaign will begin to really lose its steam – his issues will now be brought to light and he’ll experience harsh criticisms for the first time – but I’m not sure if this drop will happen before or after New Hampshire. Santorum’s numbers have risen in New Hampshire, but I expected them to be slightly higher after his performance in Iowa. In fact, when I looked at the Washington Time’s article I was quite suprised Santorum was sitting only at 11.

One thing is certain though; a two man race between Romney and Paul is likely in the makings, and I wonder what would result. The candidates are staring into the face of of a GOP electorate that is continuing to catapult candidate after candidate to top tier status and is wary of Romney.

The following image shows the full results:

More can be read at:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/5/santorum-gets-big-bounce-new-hampshire/?page=all#pagebreak

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Posted by on January 5, 2012 in Politics

 

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2 responses to “Ron Paul Surging In New Hampshire

  1. truther

    January 6, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Hi Discovering,

    Excellent point about Santorum falling behind, i can’t see tptb allowing Ron Paul to go head to head with Obama but i hope with everything that they do because he would get so much support without even needing the media. The 2012 election could be the best chance people get to be free since Robert Kennedy

     
  2. discoveringmybeliefs

    January 6, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Thank you for commenting.

    I think TPTB are very frightened of Paul, and I find him maintaining his 20% quite impressive in the face of what was a long period of attacks (i.e. news stations constantly discussing and bringing up the newsletters). I actually think Paul could do quite well if he were to run as a third party. One thing is for certain though; New Hampshire is shaping up for Paul a bit better than I thought it would with Santorum not gaining nearly as much traction as I thought he would.

    I agree though; this election is a great chance for the people! I think its the best in America’s history, personally. Big, bad things will continue to happen if Paul isn’t nominated and at-least elected, IMHO.

     

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