Ron Paul Has A Major Secret Weapon To Win The Republican Race
December 9, 2011
While the rest of us have been distracted by the boom-and-bust campaigns of 2012, oft-forgotten presidential candidate Ron Paul has been quietly picking up steam, and putting together formidable campaign operation that is now poised to shakeup the Republican race.
Sure, Paul may still be a longshot to win the nomination. But he has one thing going for him that his rivals do not: The love of America’s youth.
At 76, Paul may be the oldest candidate in the race, but he is the only one who consistently appeals to young voters, an elusive but energetic voting bloc that likes Paul’s unorthodox, small-government message.
The latest polls bear out this claim. In a new CNN/Time poll of GOP voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, Paul comes in third place in all three states. But his polling numbers jump by nearly half among voters under 50, while support for the frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, stays stagnant, or even drops slightly.
Paul’s support is even stronger among the youngest voters — the latest Granite State poll found Paul in first among New Hampshire primary voters under 35, with 32%, and whopping 56% of those voters said they had a favorable view of Paul.