Establishment Media Poll: Republicans Hold Negative View of Ron Paul
According to the establishment media, most American favor Mitt Romney or New Gingrich over Ron Paul. “Compared with his main rivals for the GOP nod, Paul’s favorable numbers are far weaker among the general public and Republicans in particular,” reports the Washington Post today.
A poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC claims most Republicans hold an unfavorable view of Paul and his libertarian philosophy of smaller government and adherence to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Republicans instead prefer the globalist insider and insane warmonger Newt Gingrich and the flip-flopper Mitt Romney who is indistinguishable from a Democrat, according to the establishment press.
“Fewer than four in 10 Republicans hold a favorable view of Paul. That compares with about six in 10 favorable ratings for former House speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney,” the newspaper reports.
The Washington Post-ABC poll is obviously designed to counter a Bloomberg News poll conducted in mid-November that showed Paul coming in second at 19 percent. Paul was in a statistic dead heat with Herman Cain, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. In New Hampshire, Paul was at 17 percent, bested only by Romney.
It may also be intended to sideline the results of a poll conducted in Iowa on November 22. The Revolution PAC poll showed Paul leading with 25-percent support from Republicans, independents and disaffected Democrats. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich scored at 21 percent and businessman Herman Cain at 20 percent.
Many Democrats view Paul as the only anti-war candidate with a shot at the White House.
On November 28, a NewsMax/Insider Advantage poll showed Paul in second place in the state of Iowa, solidifying his position at the top of the field and remaining a serious threat to take the Iowa Caucuses in January, according to a Paul campaign press release.
“The latest poll results clearly prove Ron Paul’s status as a top contender, and confirms that our campaign is continuing to surge in early states,” said Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton. “The American people are ready for real change in Washington and Dr. Paul is the only candidate, who has a plan to cut $1 trillion in spending, balance the budget, and restore prosperity to the American people.”
The establishment, however, is not ready for change and will do whatever is required to make sure one of their hand-picked candidates gets on the ballot next year.
Guardian Memory Holes Article on Ron Paul Video
Earlier this week, a new video showing how Romney and Gingrich have flip-flopped on key issues was posted on YouTube. It was briefly mentioned by The Guardian but then was predictably pulled today without explanation.
“As Paul’s team look at the field, they want to hit two targets. First, go for Romney to establish Paul as the alternative candidate to His Mittness. Second, slam the guy currently sitting in that spot: His Newtness. Other candidates – Bachmann, Perry and Cain – are clearly seen as having wasted their moment in the sun,” Paul Harris wrote before The Guardian sent his article to the memory hole.