How about this for a poll shocker: While everybody inÂ US politics has been preoccupied with theMichigan primary,Â Ron Paul has sneaked up onÂ President Obama and for the first time leads the incumbent in a head-to-head survey.
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Thatâ€™s right, leads â€“ as in, ahead of, out front, winning, and so forth. According to aÂ Rasmussen Reports pollreleased Tuesday, at the moment Representative Paul bests Mr. Obama in a head-to-head matchup by 43 to 41 percent.
Wow. Paul is outperforming all the otherÂ GOPcandidates, by this measure. His campaign is spinning this as evidence heâ€™s the most electable of all.
â€œIn order to win back theÂ White House, Republicans must nominate a consistent candidate that offers something besides the status quo. Ron Paul is that candidate,â€ said national campaign chairman Jesse BentonÂ in a statement on the Rasmussen results.
Well, we hate to be the bearer of cold water, but weâ€™ve got a couple of comments to make on this.
First, one poll does not a white-hairedÂ Texas libertarian president make. As we said, this is the only head-to-head matchup to this point that shows Paul beating Obama. TheÂ RealClearPolitics rolling average of such polls still has Paul behind by a little over seven points.
Truth is Ron Paul,
A Free America is Ron Paul
give him a chance listen to him, Â he says what we all want. Â Every single person can't always be appeased but the majority can be, and we can all live here in America no matter what your religion orÂ beliefÂ is. Â That is what AMerica use to be about.