Ron Paul Defeats Obama In Head To Head Polling

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Here's a chart you won't see anywhere in the mainstream media - not the right, and certainly not the left. According to Rasmussen's 2012 Presidential Election Matchups, which pit Obama against any of the four GOP presidential candidates, while the balance of challengers certainly appear to have no chance of defeating the incumbent (something we touched upon yesterday), today, for the first time, Ron Paul has managed to unseat the standing president, by a thin margin of 43 to 41, for the first time in this series.

Source: Rasmussen Reports (premium subscription required)

On the survey methodology: "Surveys covering three days are of 1,500 Likely Voters and Surveys of Two Days are of 1,000 Likely Voters. All Surveys Have a Margin of Error of +/- 3% ."

Some more from today's Rasmussen blog:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15 (see trends).

 

Just 19% favor increased U.S. involvement in Syria.  The Obama administration receives mixed reviews for handling that situation to date.

 

On the energy front, 58% believe that free market competition is the best way to get gas prices down. Just 27% think government regulations are a better approach. However, 67% believe that oil companies are using bad news to gouge customers.

 

In a possible 2012 matchup, Mitt Romney earns 45% of the vote, while the president attracts 44%. If Rick Santorum is the Republican nominee, the president leads by three, 46% to 43%. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern

What is oddly missing is that Ron Paul earns 43% of the vote, to Obama's 41%.

So on one hand Ron Paul defeats the president head to head, and on the other, the GOP itself tells us he is a distant third to two frontrunners who frankly make one question the sanity of every American voter?

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Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:43 | 2210618 SolidSnake961
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it will be obummer again cuz thats who we deserve

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:49 | 2210648 nmewn
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I'm not part of your half.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:04 | 2210923 Comay Mierda
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This poll forgot to adjust for half of the paul votes that will be deleted. the winner is obummer by a comfortable margin.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:15 | 2210964 BobPaulson
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Why more people don't see that having black box machines with proprietary software counting votes as a problem never ceases to amaze me about the U.S..

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:21 | 2210982 Sophist Economicus
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I say we all chip-in and get Ron Paul a gift certificate to a finishing school.   With a bit more polish and the insertion of some periods in his sentences, he really could win the damn thing

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:42 | 2211051 gmrpeabody
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Ditto...

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:16 | 2211147 JW n FL
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The dark horse, underdog, anti-establishment, anti-FED, no news coverage program is paying dividends!

 

unintended consequences! Of Ron Paul winning!

 

Rich people everywhere will no longer have to pay taxes and the poor will have austerity for breakfast, lunch and dinner all year long.. until they die of hunger! Which leads me to the Biggest and Best of the Unintended Consequences! Of Ron Paul Winning! Would be Population Control!

 

No wonder his campaign is so perfectly timed and run.

 

And of course he is like the Manchurian Candidate! He doesn’t even know or understand that he is the top 1%’s wet dream come true! LULZ!!

 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 01:34 | 2211378 CrockettAlmanac.com
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I agree because freedom is bad. It scares me.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 02:59 | 2211540 Joseph Jones
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JW in FL:

You're really diggin' on that 74% fatherless-home birth rate for USA blacks, aren't ya? 

Gee, you mean people might die?  May I respectfully suggest you ponder long and hard the subtitle of this blog you joined and seem to adore? 

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:44 | 2211057 BeerBrewer09
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he called that shiny coin money?! ain't no way I can get me two 30 bricks of schafer for that little coin...

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:58 | 2211104 The Gooch
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but a couple of bricks of Afghan poppy go a long way! Just ask the Central Infiltration Agency!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihn8ip1Au2M

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:58 | 2211107 The Gooch
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but a couple of bricks of Afghan poppy go a long way! Just ask the Central Infiltration Agency!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihn8ip1Au2M

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:58 | 2211105 CompassionateFascist
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RP is old, tired, and his mom dresses him funny.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:42 | 2211232 Troll Magnet
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obama is young, corrupt to the bone, and his wife dresses him like an ass. oh yeah, i hear he's a pussy, too!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 01:59 | 2211434 Michael
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Barack Obama’s eligibility to be President

Media organizations from all political persuasions are seeking admittance to a news conference to be held by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz.

The event is tomorrow at 1 p.m. Mountain Standard Time in Phoenix, 3 p.m. Eastern, and will be live-streamed by WND.

Media finally paying attention to eligibility?   See which major networks plan on covering Cold Case Posse results

http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/media-finally-paying-attention-to-eligibility/

 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 04:32 | 2211636 Magat Guru
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Right! Joe is toast and making last ditch effort to change the subject. What kinda odds might you give me that by November, BO is disqualified AND JA is not underal federal indictment?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 08:46 | 2211856 j0nx
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Joe ought to dare the feds to come get him if they try to arrest and indict him. Something tells me he would have quite an army of folks defending him from such a thing. This bullshit of the feds using their authority USSR style to silence people who won't fall in line with their policies needs to end now and someone will eventually take a stand against them. Will it be Joe?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 04:32 | 2211635 Al Gorerhythm
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His ideas are ageless. Your mom keeps you in the basement.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 23:50 | 2215772 CompassionateFascist
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Just back to reply to myself. Hmmmm.....16 reds, not bad. Just added another to make 17. 20, anyone?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:19 | 2211156 grid-b-gone
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Ron Paul has much in common with the high-voiced, shy Jefferson and the less-educated Truman.

Television gives 3-point free throws to sound bite Ken dolls.

 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 01:19 | 2211346 Teamtc321
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I like Ron Paul just the way he is, look what slick talking crooked banker slime have got us so far.........

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 09:03 | 2211936 Vince Clortho
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You mean we should judge a man by his ideas and his message ... America will  have to think about that.

Meanwhile, how 'bout that Mitt Romney?  The TV says he's the goto guy and he already has plenty of Wall St. experience.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 10:31 | 2212338 Coldsun
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There is the proverbial sand in the gears, Americans will have to think. Most of us would rather be spoon fed what our opinions will be.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 01:33 | 2211373 CrockettAlmanac.com
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I say we all chip-in and get Ron Paul a gift certificate to a finishing school.   With a bit more polish and the insertion of some periods in his sentences, he really could win the damn thing

 

Ron beats Obama in the cited poll already. Finishing lessons are not the problem. Corruption in the Republican party and the media is the problem. You could transplant Ron's brain into the clone of young Cary Grant and he'd still be written off as an unelectable kook.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 04:39 | 2211641 Magat Guru
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And Razzy's historical margin of error is what -- 7% or so?

That being said, RP is saner than Sanctimonium and more honest than Rmoney. So howcum he gets so little respect within his own party? 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 11:19 | 2212548 monoloco
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Saying "um" every three seconds didn't keep Obama from being elected.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:55 | 2211091 whoisjohngalt11
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Romney has the black box thingy down pat in this race...

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:13 | 2211137 The Heart
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"Why more people don't see that having black box machines with proprietary software counting votes as a problem never ceases to amaze me about the U.S."

Ah, but we do see it as a huge problem and more and more proof that there is machine vote fraud is coming forth.

Check out this bunch of new info that is being investigated now.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B_wWk...

Please share this info around and look into it if you are any kind of expert. This cheating Ron Paul must stop before we go any further into the election process because if is isn't, there is no sense in having an election if they are going to just steal the vote process itself. These evil criminals that are causing this MUST be brought to justice NOW!

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OynCgwmD-HM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZON7RjSxTJg&feature=results_main&playnext...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUs-DoeqI5U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBx__69pkpY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l96vNvsrCT0

 

Pass them on!

 

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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:29 | 2211194 fourchan
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electronic voter fraud with propriotary tabulation code that is 100% non accessabe by investagators.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 01:42 | 2211393 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Each voter could receive a randomly generated serial number.

A database of election results could be posted online showing the votes cast by each voter anonymized by the random number. Individual voters could check their serial number against the vote record in the database. Folks who like to play with spreadsheets and such could download the entire database and make sure that all the numbers within the database square.

Problem solved.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 03:42 | 2211573 Deo vindice
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Or ... we could simply mark an X on a paper ballot and allow someone from each camp watch the vote count.

Problem solved.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 09:10 | 2211962 Vince Clortho
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Good idea ... we need to start somewhere, because the current system is a joke.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 01:58 | 2211432 The Heart
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And the hits keep on coming!

Imagine if this is really happening.

What can be done to prove it and shine the light on the corrupted election machines?

A lot of graphs here folks!

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?363915-We-NEED-more-hands-on...

 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 02:01 | 2211438 krispkritter
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 08:02 | 2211780 cnsteph
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There are only two choices on the VA ballot.  None of the others got the signatures required to be put on the ballot. 

Office Jurisdiction Ballot Name Party Web Site President Statewide Ron Paul Republican http://www.ronpaul2012.com President Statewide Mitt Romney Republican http://www.mittromney.com

Hopefully, VA isn't too ignorant to choose the wrong one.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 08:05 | 2211785 cnsteph
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There are only two choices on the VA ballot.  None of the others got the signatures required to be put on the ballot. 

President Statewide Ron Paul Republican

http://www.ronpaul2012.com

President Statewide Mitt Romney Republican http://www.mittromney.com

 

Hopefully, VA isn't too ignorant to choose the wrong one.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 08:52 | 2211887 j0nx
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Virginia has become a very liberal state in the past 10 years thanks to multi-culturalism and an influx of radical liberals in the NoVa area. Romney is the GOP wet dream candidate for this state because he is basically a liberal RINO and custom made for the local GOP establishment here. RP stands ZERO chance in Virginia.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:48 | 2211069 spastic_colon
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partially true.......and if you look at the interesting negative correlation in the chart, it appears that the democrats strategy of pulling in votes for Paul (meaning those Dems who will not vote for Obummer again) to keep them from the other republican candidates is working.  as long as the votes do not go to Romney et. Al. Obummer's camp can still win.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 04:25 | 2211623 grekko
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Good point, Comay.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:20 | 2211162 NoClueSneaker
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He neither :-P

bipolar personality disorder  ...

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:49 | 2210650 Abiotic Oil
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I want to see a one on one debate on Constitutional Government between Ron and Barry.

A Teleprompter-free zone.

"Barry, have you actually ever read it before?"

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:55 | 2210684 UP Forester
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A:  "Of course not.  I consider myself a Constitutional Lawyer, afterall...."

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 22:59 | 2210743 nmewn
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Negative Liberty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jr9mLB3yKs

Change bitchez!!!

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What part of this is no one getting?

He's saying the government should be preeminent to decide the lives of people. To do still more of it's miraculous works.

Like Solyndra. Fast & Furious. LightSquared. Fannie Mae. Energy fucking independence. Removing us from the gold standard. Spend trillions unsupported by any semblance of a tax base.

He's upset/acknowledging that the state is constrained by the Constitution. That burearcrats could do still more...if this "meddlesome parchment" that our entire system of law is based on...wasn't in the way.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:44 | 2211117 BoNeSxxx
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+1 

Sheeple need a sheep dog.  It would be nice if they had one that wasn't owned by the wolves for a change.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:39 | 2211216 Harbanger
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I don't think people really understand the change they have coming.  Fundamental Transformation Bitchez!  This is no time to be sending "messages" to the republicans.  I'm afraid to imagine where we would be if the people didn't put the brakes on Barry in the 2010 elections.  This election is critical if you expect to ever return to the Constitution and rule of law.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 10:24 | 2212304 trav7777
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how'd that "redistribution" work for South Africa, Rhodesia, Zaire (or wtfever it is presently called)?

blacks never built any of the wealth they seek to have redistributed to their pockets.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:06 | 2213604 Colonial Intent
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Now-now trav if you remember back in the day us U-ro-pee-annes landed on their shores and stole their wealth, thats why most african states consist of a port with a road leading to the various resource areas.

Kinda like USA did with the native americans and their land :-)

Zaire's doing great we sold em a 28 million pound air traffic control system that never worked in exchange for a virtual monoply on water rights in their country.

Their govt could of said no but then we would have cutoff food aid to them, like the USA did to get its "allies" on-side for Gulf War 2.0

Same process just different times and places.

 

 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:37 | 2211210 bgilliam83
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You moron.  Obama DID read The Consitution, many times, in order to exploit it. 

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 22:15 | 2210775 r00t61
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Not allowing Telemprompters for politicians sounds unconstitutional to me.

We need an amendment protecting the right of all politicians to have telemprompters.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 22:53 | 2210884 Bunga Bunga
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Telemprompters are people!

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!