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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 06:24 AM

7. No, in one poll Paul leads Obama in Iowa.

 

However, the poll also says Paul is the candidate best suited to face Obama in an election.

Against Paul, 42 percent of registered voters in Iowa support Obama and ... — 43 percent — support Paul. Paul’s popularity among independents could be a crucial advantage. Paul leads Obama 42 percent to 35 percent among independent voters, according to the poll, and he also attracts 15% of Iowa’s Democrats. Not to mention that 16 percent of voters were undecided.

Against the rest of the field, Obama wins a hypothetical race handily.


So Paul has 43% and Obama has 42%.

Within the margin of error perhaps, but 43% is always greater than 42% mathematically, and Paul is beating Obama badly among independent voters.

Sorry, I am not a Paul supporter, (which you have persisted in asserting) but with all of your cheer leading, you mistake a discussion of Paul's candidacy for supporting the man himself. The fact is that in certain parts of the country, Paul's message is resonating with voters.

If 15% of Iowa Democrats want to elect a Repuke who wants to end Social Security, the party has serious issues with renominating Obama.

Denying Obama's high disapproval ratings is not helpful to winning in 2012.

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