posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:37 AM
reply to post by rstregooski
You're absolutely right. (Sort of.) If you look at everyone they called, Rebuplicans, Independents, and Democrats, Ron Paul does have the smallest
unfavorable rating. He has 36% to Santorum's 38%. In this poll, with margin of error etc., that's a tie.
This whole thing is a poll that shows Republicans aren't that excited about Ron Paul, but Democrats and Independents are. In the election all the
Democrats are going to go for Obama, so Ron Paul won't get those votes. Republicans don't like him that much, so he won't get the nomination
unless things change.
Paul's unfavorable rating among Republicans is 34% (about the same as the sample as a whole) but Santorum's unfavorable rating in the GOP is only
23%, a clear win for Santorum.
On page 6 of the poll, Republicans were asked which candidate could handle each of seven issues the best. They included things like the deficit,
foreign policy, health care, etc. Ron Paul was listed as last in every one of the seven issues except for dealing with the defecit where he got third
place out of the four candidates.
Whether you like Paul or not, this is not a good poll for him, but there is a lot of time for things to change.