Iowa Poll: Only Ron Paul Can Beat Obama
Congressman proves he’s a “big dog” in the fight for GOP nomination
December 5, 2011
A new poll out of Iowa suggests that the only GOP candidate to stand a chance of beating Obama one on one in 2012 is Congressman Ron Paul.
The NBC News/Marist Poll places Paul in third place with 17%, just 1% behind Mitt Romney, and well within the margin of error of second place.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tops the poll with 26%.
Over the past few weeks Paul has consistently polled within the top three in Iowa and New Hampshire, and the latest numbers show he is closing in on the top spot.
Yet the most interesting facet of this latest survey is how the Congressman matches up in a hypothetical head to head with Obama.
The poll finds that the incumbent President betters all GOP competitors except for Ron Paul.