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Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, bested former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in an American Research Group of likely Iowa GOP caucusgoers Friday. Mr. Paul’s lead is small, but the Texas congressman pulled in 21 percent of the votes to lead the GOP pack for the 4th time in less than a week.
Mr. Romney, who has only beaten Mr. Paul once this week, is in second place with 20 percent of the votes. Mr. Gingrich, who was once the frontrunner in the Hawkeye State, garnered 19 percent of the votes to finish in third place.
Mr. Paul’s support has risen 4 percentage points since the American Research Group polled Iowa between December 8th and December 11th. Back in September, Mr. Paul was behind Mr. Romney, Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Mr. Romney’s support has also increased since the American Research Group’s first December poll, while Mr. Gingrich’s support has dropped from 22 percent of the votes to 19 percent of the votes.
Mr. Paul was also declared the winner of three other Iowa GOP polls this week. Mr. Paul earned first place in Insider Advantage, ISU/Gazette/KCRG and Public Policy Polling polls of Iowa GOP caucusgoers.
As Mr. Paul’s Iowa poll numbers have skyrocketed so has the criticism of his connection to a series of racist newsletters in the 1980s and 1990s. Whether this part of the Texas congressman’s past will impact his Iowa poll numbers remains to be seen.
The American Research Group surveyed 600 likely Iowa Republicans caucus voters between December 19th and December 22nd. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Originally posted by eLPresidente
They can't stop him, Ron Paul (and his supporters) is a revolutionary BEAST.