“Shock” CNN Poll: Ron Paul Has Best Chance Of Beating Obama
Our November 2010 forecast that Texas Congressman was frontrunner amongst GOP in hypothetical run off against Obama borne out by new survey
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, May 6, 2011
Our November 2010 prediction that only Ron Paul amongst the roster of likely Republican candidates had a realistic chance of beating Barack Obama in 2012 has been borne out by what the media are describing as a “shock CNN poll” that shows the Texas Congressman leading his GOP rivals in a hypothetical run off against Obama.
In an article that appeared on this website six months ago entitled Ron Paul Can Beat Obama In 2012, we wrote that the cult of personality that propelled Barack Obama to success in 2008 had well and truly faded, but that establishment neo-con figures like Romney, Gingrich and Palin were equally unpopular.
“Indeed, the only saving grace for Obama is the fact that the Republican candidates he is likely to face in 2012, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Newt Gingrich, have all lost popularity at a similar pace to the President. If Obama were to run against any of these individuals, he would probably still win, such is American’s increasing disdain for the two party monopoly,” we wrote.
“Democrats who voted for Obama in 2008 will only be motivated to do so again if Republicans put forward a compromised candidate who can easily be characterized as George W. Bush 2.0. If Ron Paul runs against Obama, huge numbers of Democrats will take a back seat, and some may even switch allegiances, such is the profound sense of betrayal many liberals now feel towards Barry’s completely unfulfilled promises of hope and change.”
That forecast has been now borne out by a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll that was conducted over the weekend.