Ron Paul in NYC Sept 26 2011.
A new Harris Interactive poll released today reveals that Congressman Ron Paul would defeat Barack Obama 51-49 in a hypothetical run off, one of only two Republican candidates who would stand a good chance of preventing Obama from securing a second term in the White House.
Only Ron Paul and Mitt Romney would beat Obama, according to the poll, which found that Obama would defeat every other Republican candidate, including Rick Perry.
The survey is another indication that Paul is quickly moving into second place to become Romneyï¿½s main challenger as Rick Perryï¿½s campaign crashes and burns.
The poll was conducted in mid-September and surveyed 2,462 US adults. Its findings reveal that Paul has now overturned Obamaï¿½s slim majority in a hypothetical run off between the two and would likely beat him, especially if he was afforded the kind of national platform that the corporate press have been loathe to provide.
Despite an admitted establishment media dirty tricks campaign to deliberately ignore Ron Paulï¿½s candidacy, he has emerged as a top tier candidate with a genuine chance of challenging Romney. A Paul victory in the Republican primary would represent a major problem for Obamaï¿½s hopes of a return to the Oval Office because it would remove the incentive for many Democrats to back Obama.
Democrats who voted for Obama in 2008 will only be motivated to do so again if Republicans put forward a compromised candidate like Mitt Romney who can easily be characterized as George W. Bush 2.0. If Ron Paul runs against Obama, huge numbers of Democrats will take a back seat, and some may even switch allegiances, such is the profound sense of betrayal many liberals now feel towards Obamaï¿½s completely unfulfilled promises of ï¿½hopeï¿½ and ï¿½changeï¿½.
Top political analysts are now seeing a Romney-Paul head to head. Many of the independents who support Rick Perry are likely to switch to Paul should Perryï¿½s campaign continue to implode. Paul would have a very good chance of taking on Romney because he would expose the former Massachusetts Governorï¿½s big government history for all to see.
Ron Paul told a packed out audience in New York City last night that America was ï¿½ripe for a true revolution,ï¿½ during his appearance Grand Ballroom, after the overwhelming number of attendees caused the event to be moved to a larger venue.
ï¿½We are seeing a level of enthusiasm for Ron Paul that can be compared with President Obama in 2008,ï¿½ Eric Brakey, Media Coordinator for NYC Liberty HQ told CNN. ï¿½Congressman Paulï¿½s youth support is different now than it was during his last presidential campaign. Itï¿½s more organized and itï¿½s picking up steam and continues to growï¿½.
ï¿½The country has changed in the last four years, but my message hasnï¿½t changed,ï¿½ Paul said. ï¿½The country is ripe for a true revolutionï¿½.