Ron Paul Continues to be Competitive Against Obama in Head-to-Head Polling Print
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Written by Ron Paul 2012 in Iowa   
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 10:14
Does better than most of GOP field versus President
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – A new Gallup poll of registered voters shows 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul locked in a tight race with President Obama. Ron Paul is tightly competitive versus President Obama, doing better than a majority of the other Republican contenders. The poll gives Paul 45 percent of the vote versus the incumbent president in a head-to-head matchup.

“This push for true leadership over the status quo is gaining more support,” said Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Manager John Tate. “In poll after poll, Americans are eager for real change and looking for a leader who stands for individual liberty and limited government, and who follows the Constitution.”

Paul is coming off of a strong finish in the Iowa Straw Poll, where he barely missed the top spot by less than one percent. In addition, recent surveys taken in both New Hampshire and Iowa show the Congressman in the top three of Republican contenders.

The Gallup survey, conducted August 17-18, shows Paul only 2 points behind Obama in a general election match up. In a similar head to head survey from last year done by Rasmussen, Paul actually drew a statistical dead heat with the President. And earlier this year in a survey by CNN, he did the best out of the other Republicans put up against Obama in a head-to-head poll.
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