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Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:07 AM

Ron Paul says majority of Americans favors gold standard

... We'll leave the policy debate to others. What we're fact-checking is whether thereís as much public support for the idea as Paul claimed ...

So Paul is correct on the number -- but way off on the description. This was not a "national poll" that shows that a "majority of the American people believe we should have a gold standard." Instead, it was three polls in three states, with respondents from only one party -- and even among this narrow sample, it only asked those who are active enough politically to be considered likely to participate in the upcoming primary. The survey was also commissioned by a group that supports the gold standard ...

Rasmussen found that 44 percent of likely voters had a favorable impression of returning the U.S. monetary system to the gold standard, or, broken down, 15 percent very favorable and 29 percent somewhat favorable.

Thatís closer to the majority mark, but itís worth noting a few qualifiers. Among pollsters, Rasmussen, which describes itself as nonpartisan, has a reputation of producing polls that skew Republican. In addition, this poll was of likely voters, which uses a smaller pool of respondents than the default method, which is to poll all registered voters ...

http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2012/jan/04/ron-paul/ron-paul-says-majority-americans-favors-gold-stand/

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 07:35 PM

1. Ron Paul is a lunatic.

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Sat Jan 7, 2012, 08:29 PM

3. +

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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 08:51 PM

4. Ron Paul is a loon

Anything he says is idiotic. Next

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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 08:04 PM

6. No sane liberal could support Ron Paul. He's a DOMINIONIST. You know, the folks who want the bible

to be the law of the land, and not the Constitution, and who have wet dreams of bringing back stonings.

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Sun Jun 24, 2012, 12:09 AM

7. Any currency is better than what we got now

 

controlled by international bankers.

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Sun Jun 24, 2012, 12:13 AM

8. Was it EarlG or Elad who said "Fuck Ron Paul?"

I'd say that statement still holds--pardon my pun--currency!

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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:53 AM

9. Majority of Americans have no idea what the 'gold standard' is.

Most probably think gold is OK, like the gold in their wedding ring or some pin they have. Nobody is against their own jewelry or family trinkets. That's fairly standard, isn't it?

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