Monday, January 02, 2012

Paul 2012

  • A Des Moines Register poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers released Saturday showed Romney leading Paul 24-22 %, with Santorum in third at 15 %. LA Times Politics
  • NH-2012 Primary: 41 % Romney, 21 % Paul, 12 % Gingrich, 12 % Huntsman ( Magellan 12/27-28 ) Huffington Post Full Feed
  • NH-2012 Primary: 41 % Romney, 15 % Paul, 11 % Gingrich ( Suffolk 12/30-31 ) Huffington Post Full Feed
  • PPP also finds evidence that Santorum still has room to grow: His personal rating -- 60 percent favorable, 30 percent unfavorable -- currently stands as the strongest of the field, and voters choosing other candidates pick Santorum most often as their second choice ( 14 percent choose Santorum as their second choice versus 11 percent for Romney and 8 percent for Paul ). Huffington Post Full Feed
  • The Huntsman campaign on Sunday posted its second online ad attacking Paul, using music and graphics similar to " The Twilight Zone " and footage of what it calls Paul 's history of making incendiary statements and promoting outlandish conspiracy theories. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • Pollster PPP has one of the better track records, and its final Iowa poll shows very little daylight between the top three of Romney, Santorum and Paul: Guardian World
  • But his ability to grow beyond that has always been very much up in the air, and it’s even more so now as Paul has come under withering attack from the likes of former House speaker Newt Gingrich ( Ga. ) and Rep. Michele Bachmann ( Minn. ). Washington Post Politics
  • I 'd call a Paul win sheer irony: A pro-civil liberties antiwar candidate wins the first GOP caucuses. Washington Post Politics
  • DonaldJohnson has Romney as the winner, with Paul falling to third: Washington Post Opinions
  • * * * Remembering their Oct. 18 debate exchange: If the race turns into Romney vs. Santorum ( along with Paul ), it’s worth remembering the former Massachusetts governor and former Pennsylvania senator sparring over health care at the feisty Oct. 18 debate in Las Vegas -- the same debate where Romney put his hand on Rick Perry. MSNBC Top Headlines
  • Paul had been chugging along with a consistent 10 percent of the vote in Iowa, the same share he got in the 2008 caucuses. Fox News Politics
  • " After working through different scenarios with Republican and Democratic leaders to attempt to make changes in time for the 2012 presidential election, my concern grows that we can not find a way to make such changes fair to the Romney and Paul campaigns that qualified even with Virginia 's burdensome system, " Cuccinelli said. Fox News Politics