Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rasmussen Reports: Ron Paul in virtual Dead Heat with BOTUS in 2012

Rasmussen Reports has just released a 2012 Election Poll result that in a face-to-face match-up Barack Obama would take 42% of the vote and Ron Paul 41%

Pit maverick Republican Congressman Ron Paul against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up, and the race is – virtually dead even.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely voters finds Obama with 42% support and Paul with 41% of the vote. Eleven percent (11%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

Not particularly surprising is that the Political Class - unctuous scum that they are - favor BOTUS at a rate of 95% while ordinary voters - meaning most of us - prefer Paul by 58%.

Read the whole poll here at Rasmussen Reports Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

See more on this story over at Left Coast Rebel


  1. Makes me wonder if Paul would want to run again. He isn't getting any younger. His message has really hit home since Tarp started and all this government expansion madness has set in.

  2. I know the polling looks encouraging, but Paul is very polarizing. He's good on most of the issues, that much is certain, but I don't think he can get the Conservatives fired up at a national level. It's too early for this, I think.

  3. LA - how much of Prophet Obama's score, might you guess, is "Bradley" offset? How much is guilt offset?

    I'm pushing the two to close to a third of his "polling" numbers. Not even Ploufter can save his sorry ass. I'm thinking - the Republicans can run a ham sandwich against him and make it a contest.

  4. @ Shakes: I'd lay down money on his taking another crack at it. Its plain as day that the government - at least under BOTUS - has a serious credibility gap, especially with the news out today (4/20) how Organize America bought google ad words 5 days ahead of the SEC announcement.

    @ Ran: Well, they specific impact of the Bradley effect is likely impossible to know with any real accuracy. As is the pure "guilt" offset. I don't think anyone unemployed on election day 2008 and still unemployed today, would feel all that much guilt at reaching the conclusion that BOZ hasn't helped 'em one bit in the 15 months he's been CINC. I agree that Plouffe likely has an impossible task at this point, but perhaps Ahmedi-Nejad will throw Barack a bone of some kind to help him overcome his credibility gap in foreign policy. Last thing Tehran want's is a tough old rooster like Reagan to follow this mental midget.

    Either way it pans out for BOTUS in 2012, my gut is still telling me that November 2010 will surpass 1994 as an electoral catastrophe for the demoncrats.