Ron Paul Leaps Past Bachmann in Latest Poll
by John Thorpe
gnored by the media and dismissed by the Republican Party in general, liberty-minded Congressman Ron Paul leaped into third place today in the Gallup Presidential Nomination preference poll.
Paul jumped over Michele Bachmann, the Tea Party darling/lunatic, relegating her to fourth-place in the current poll. Here’s how the numbers shake out today.
Rick Perry, Texas Governor: 29%
Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts Governor: 17%
Ron Paul, Texas Congressman: 13%
Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Congresswoman: 10%
That’s right. Ron Paul jumped into third place…and the media continues to ignore his candidacy. I can’t explain it as anything other than outright bias against the man and his ideas.
One thing to take away from the poll is that it only includes current, declared candidates. It does not, for example, include potential candidates Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Chris Christie, Rudolph Giuliani, or George Pataki – all of whom have made noise about possibly jumping into the race at a later date.
One of them could possibly be very successful following a later-entrant strategy. As of today, a full 17% of respondents indicated “no preference” in their vote.