As Disenchantment With Idiocy Surges, Ron Paul Support Soars

Tyler Durden's picture

Every legacy media and central planner's worst nightmare is slowly coming true: as the broader field of GOP candidates is rapidly dropping like US secret drones blowing up nuclear power plants in Iran, due to general idiocy, incompetence, too much baggage-ness or general reverse American Idol syndrome where Americans get tired with any given "leader" only to vote them out of the primary the following week, the one clear winner is becoming Ron Paul, who according to Public Policy Polling has seen his support soar in the past week and is now neck and neck with presidential candidate du week, Newt Gingrich. From the PPP: "There has been some major movement in the Republican Presidential race in Iowa over the last week, with what was a 9 point lead for Newt Gingrich now all the way down to a single point. Gingrich is at 22% to 21% for Paul with Mitt Romney at 16%, Michele Bachmann at 11%, Rick Perry at 9%, Rick Santorum at 8%, Jon Huntsman at 5%, and Gary Johnson at 1%."

More on this news which will be welcomed by supporters of the only person in the GOP crowd who actually deserves to be president:

Paul meanwhile has seen a big increase in his popularity from +14 (52/38) to +30 (61/31).  There are a lot of parallels between Paul's strength in Iowa and Barack Obama's in 2008- he's doing well with new voters, young voters, and non-Republican voters:


-59% of likely voters participated in the 2008 Republican caucus and they support Gingrich 26-18.  But among the 41% of likely voters who are 'new' for 2012 Paul leads Gingrich 25-17 with Romney at 16%.  Paul is doing a good job of bringing out folks who haven't done this before.


-He's also very strong with young voters.  Among likely caucus goers under 45 Paul is up 30-16 on Gingrich.  With those over 45, Gingrich leads him 26-15 with Romney at 17%.


-Among Republicans Gingrich leads Paul 25-17. But with voters who identify as Democrats or independents, 21% of the electorate in a year with no action on the Democratic side, Paul leads Gingrich 34-14 with Romney at 17%.


Young voters, independents, and folks who haven't voted in caucuses before is an unusual coalition for a Republican candidate...the big question is whether these folks will really come out and vote...if they do, we could be in for a big upset.

And if Paul can sustain the surge in momentum from Iowa, he may we have a chance to take New Hampshire where Romney still has a modest lead according to Rasmussen:

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney remains on top of the New Hampshire Republican Primary field, but the race for second place between Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul is a lot closer than it was just two weeks ago.


The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters shows Romney with 33% of the vote, followed by Gingrich at 22%. Paul now picks up 18% support, his best showing in the Granite State so far. Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman comes in fourth with 10% of the vote, with no other candidate reaching double digits. (To see survey question wording, click here.)


Support for Romney, Gingrich and Huntsman is little changed from the previous survey, but Paul has now closed the 10-point gap between him and Gingrich to just four points. 

Luckily, there still is more than enough opportunity for the other candidates' broad stupidity to shine through, which will benefit only one of the candidates. Furthermore, should the global economy collapse and the Fed proceed with doing the only thing he knows how to do, and as a result focus the broader population's attention even more on monetary policy, there will be only one winner: the one who has made the Fed his nemesis not only during this presidential election cycle, but his entire career.

We wish him all the best.

h/t John

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GeneMarchbanks's picture

Ron Paul makes sense!





transaccountin's picture

but the gobbel's propaganda ministry on the airwaves says ron paul does not matter. the 2 affair fat ass is in the lead because he asked god to forgive him. what a role model!

economics1996's picture

If Paul would just fuck some whores and be pro-war he could win.

flacon's picture

Terry Duffy drops a bomb... LOL! He indicates his employee says that MF Global employee knew about a loan from MF Global and that Corzine was aware of the loans!


Watch here:


XitSam's picture

wow. this may be the first productive thing to come out of a congressional hearing. ever.

BaBaBouy's picture

Un Fucking Beleivable ...


RP Kicking Everyones Republican Butt, While  the Fucking Mainstream Media Talks more about Regis Philbin than Ron Paul!!!

Hard1's picture

If there really was disenchantment with idiocy, Gringrich should get zero vote intentions in the polls and Bachmann should get a negative number.

clymer's picture

The most beautiful moment of the last debate~

Rick Perry thanks Ron Paul for shedding light on the true nature of the private federal reserve and plugs Jim Rickards book, "currency wars".

If the establishment wasn't ready to cut bait on dim-wit Perry before, you just know that wonderful moment ended his campaign

wisefool's picture

Usable idiot. When he says texas should detach from the USA the HuffPost/NEA will let them get a away with it.

Dumb like a fox!

grok's picture

fyi he doesn't say that..

anyway, this doesn't matter because voting in the current form is inherently inaccurate, if the goal is to make everyone as content as possible with the winner.  If there are 8 candidates, then every primary voter should be given 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8=36 points to distribute (or at least be able to rank all 8 candidates by ordered preference, such that the weightings are as I described).  Otherwise, how do we know that everyone who didn't vote for #1 or #2 would have preferred #2 over #1?  This better method of weighted multi-votes is much better, yet we never reform the current idiotic way of voting (idiotic if there are more than 2 candidates, at least).  F it.

akak's picture


WHY was this article on Ron Paul removed from the ZeroHedge home webpage?  I have NEVER seen this done before to any other piece here!  Something is VERY fishy!

EDIT: Now it is back again.  Very odd.

Teamtc321's picture

"Rick Perry thanks Ron Paul for shedding light on the true nature of the private federal reserve and plugs Jim Rickards book, "currency wars".


I give Perry credit for having the ball's to say it on air. 

NotApplicable's picture

Perry is trying to taint Paul by association to him. It's the only reason he's running.

grok's picture

That's asinine.  I vote for who I want, period.

akak's picture

You mean, Rick Perry is unworthy of being Ron Paul's taint?  I would agree.

Hive Raid's picture

Heh.   Ron Paul bludgeons Rick Perry's taint while delivering his anchor baby spawn on the dirty blick floor of the Alamo... sweaty Perry adorned in a sombrero and serape, looks into the sun and realizes in horror that he's having his usual pre-debate nightmare. And so, in an unauthorized act of honesty, prostrates himself on live TV and kisses Ron Paul's gigantic old balls.

High Plains Drifter's picture

i didn't know perry read books. i guess he does some reading inbetween gay trist with other government workers in austin.....

Armchair Bear's picture

that was GREAT!!!

my favorite part was when the slimy newt tried to defend himseld against Ron's true accusations of "serial hypocracy"...and failed...

SuperVillain's picture

not only fail but have to look at Romney, say some scum bag thing about capitalism and laugh like the douche bag he is. it's hard to believe people cant see through that shit.

erg's picture

Rick Perry seems more stunted than I am able to fully give appreciation to. I'd need many degrees beyond anthropology and sociology (not that I have either one). Again the wooden, lurching, buzzard-like physical demeanor.

He's lucky to be in good stead with the local Neanderthals. The doe-eyed 1000-mile stare, The abject vapishness. I wouldn't let this creep deliver my paper.

I heard a Ron Paul interview tonight that was just awesome

erg's picture

The venerable Ron Paul IMHO is rock-solid here. Gives me gooseflesh. You can't bullshit gooseflesh.

I realize an existing ZH/AJ dichotomy. He's full of shit. He bloviates. He broke the MIAC report. Ron Paul seems to like him. upon request.

jeff montanye's picture

i like ron paul too.  but that shit obama gave me goose flesh.  the proof is in the pudding; not the talk, the walk.  paul seems to have a much higher probability of at least trying to do what he claims because he has been saying it for decades while being both damned and ignored.  

YBNguy's picture

The ONLY other good thing Perry said was during the first debate when he stated he would leave the UN and eject it from our soil...


But I attribute those rare statments to be flukes as his operator hit the wrong button. All the uuuuhhhh, uhh, uuuuuhhhs is his brain stalling for commands from his handler. ;)

Shocker's picture

Its all about having a clue what is going on. Ron Paul is getting traction because people know deep down inside, something is not right at all. Too much double talk, give people the info straight


The Big Ching-aso's picture



The problem with electing any president these days is that generally what that person said during campaigning has nothing to do with what they'll do while holding office.

So it all really boils down to who would actually break the least amount of campaign promises.





Mr Vepr Vyatskie's picture

Elle Oh Elle.

If you do any amount of real research on Ron Paul, you will see that the problem you have proposed, in this particular case, is so minimal that it almost doesn't exist.



Here's a quick, easy list of Ron Paul's votes on legislation dating back to 1992.

whatsinaname's picture

for the first time today RP  got some real coverage on NPR. Maybe I have not been listening enough but atleast I got to hear his name.

In Fed We Trust's picture

Ya i dont know which NPR u wear listening to but all i heard today where bits on Mitt and Newt,

jackinrichmond's picture

don't kid yourself, ron paul's campaign has been perfectly choreographed.  after 30 years of experience, you can bet that he has thought all of this through very carefully.  his campaign will peak at the perfect time - ron is executing his plan brilliantly.  tell me one mistake that he has made.

i wouldn't be surprised if ron hasn't already planned his presidential campaign leading up to his victory against barry.

god help america if he doesn't win.

BoNeSxxx's picture

As much as I hate to, I'll say it... 

If RP wins the general election, he won't see inauguration.

If he doesn't see inauguration, we will have a civil war (or martial law).

Either way, the road to fixing the global ponzi system isn't going to be pretty.

That said, no true statesman has ever taken a position that didn't require courage and, for that, RP has my full support.  

Godspeed Ron Paul.

AE911Truth's picture

"will have a civil war"

Have some faith in America. Letting Bankers go bankrupt is not the end of the world.

It enables a new beginning...

woggie's picture

in other words, the command to commence looting of MF (probably to funnel to Obama campaign) had long been given.

pavman's picture

There must be alot of zerohedge traffic on that site.... or CSPAN really needs more funding.

CompassionateFascist's picture

Well, Paul has been sucking up to the Israelites lately...he knows what he has to do. Still won't be enough'll be the noxious Gingrich, with Paul going 3P.  

YesWeKahn's picture

Every president does that to get some more votes and money support. I don't see why not.

buyingsterling's picture

Junk this by supporting the big Ron Paul money bomb this Friday:

I don't have a pot to piss in, so I sold the bucket I was using, and it's all going to RP ($400 bucket, sterling)

Nothing To See Here's picture

Gee, all he said is that they have a right to their sovereignty like every country and that the USA should be their friend, like for any country, and that the USA should not meddle with their business. You call that sucking up?

CompassionateFascist's picture

Under the circumstances, I'm afraid so. Rand Paul is actually the real deal, on all issues, but by then there probably won't be a country for him to run for the President of.

UGrev's picture

Worst rebuttal ever.. "I'm afraid so". Are you shitting me?  They know how to fish, damnit. Time for them to pick up the pole and catch their own. We'll back them up when/if they need it. RP has stated numerous times. 

AGuy's picture

if that does happen then Obama has a shot at getting relected. However, RP has made it well know that he has zero interest in running as a third party.

CompassionateFascist's picture

No. Interviewed on the 3P issue by Hannity a few days ago, Paul bobbed and weaved. He'll do it.

NidStyles's picture

You're just too stupid to reply intelligently to.

CompassionateFascist's picture

U tawkin' ta' me? 119 junkers (as of 9:45 PM PST) are wrong, and I will be vindicated. It's the Grinch vs. the 'Groid, with 3P RP skimming enough (15-20%) to throw it to Obongo (@<45%) via the EC. First Tuesday in November. Then: 60 days to Ft. Sumter. Weapon up, wimps.     

GoldBricker's picture

I surmise that you played hookey from bible school.

"Israelites" are the 12 jewish tribes of the Old Testament. Israelis are the citizens of a small political entity in the Middle East.

Ron Paul is to the Americanites what Jeremiah was to the Israelites.

Ragnar24's picture

another stark contrast with Dr. Paul is showing up on a banner ad in this very article: "Reelect Alan Grayson". I wish i was joking -- there is literally an ad asking for my contribution to the Grayson campaign. Ha!