National PresidentRasmussen Tracking
Obama (D)46Romney (R)43
Obama (D)49Santorum (R)41
Obama (D)50Gingrich (R)38
Obama (D)44Paul (R)39
Um, really??? Ron Paul is a guy whom numerous establishment Republicans have said is too dangerous to be President. He basically would end 50% of what the military now does. There are many, many Republicans who would prefer Barack Obama.
Yet the poll shows Ron Paul getting 39% of the vote? HOW? He loses 30-40% of Republicans. About 35% of the population is solid Republican and will generally vote Republican when told to do so. So reduce that by 30%, Paul's base is 23.5% solid. Even if he adds 10% extra in independent support, he is at no more than 34%.
What this tells me is that the people being polled have no idea who Ron Paul is or what he stands for. They just know he is still running and that they won't vote for Obama.
The guy who has to be most disheartened by this polling is Gingrich. I mean, Ron Paul has 39% national support to your 38%? Wow. People are FAR more certain that they would vote for Obama (50%) in a race against you than they are (44%) in a Ron Paul race! Wow.
Time to quit, Newt.