Ron Paul gains ground, further stirring Republicans
The libertarian congressman from Texas with a passionate core of followers complained that pundits had been dismissing his longshot campaign prematurely and sounded optimistic about catching former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich.
All three and other folks are looking for to represent the Republicans and unseat Democratic President Barack Obama next November. The first of a sequence of Republican nominating contests is set for January 3 in Iowa.
"The momentum is building up and a great deal of the candidates so much would occur and go. They would shoot to the top and drop again quickly. Ours has been really constant development, then in this last week or two there has been a sudden extra expansion," Paul advised reporters right after meeting voters in Amherst, New Hampshire.
Public Coverage Polling released a survey on Tuesday exhibiting him one proportion point behind Gingrich for the lead in Iowa.
Paul took 21 p.c in the survey when compared to 22 % for Gingrich with Romney 3rd at 16 percent.
In New Hampshire, which follows Iowa's caucus with a main election on January 10, Romney led with 33 percent in a Rasmussen Reports poll released on Tuesday. Gingrich was 2nd with 22 percent and Paul third at eighteen p.c. Paul's four-point gap behind Gingrich narrowed from a 10-point gap in the preceding week's poll and marked Paul's greatest exhibiting so far, Rasmussen stated.
"In political terms, it almost certainly indicates we are peaking at the right time," Paul explained.
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Paul, who is creating his third bid for the White House, is not likely to consider the nomination.
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What goes up, must come down. (Even science-denying Republicans can't refute Newton. Well, they can, but it just makes them look like idiots.) And The Newt is, apparently, coming down. Nate Silver: The polling data I've seen over the past two or three days suggests that Newt Gingrich's momentum has stopped - and has probably reversed itself.
( via reuters.com )