Election 2012... Barack Obama 42%...Ron Paul 41%!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 8:38pm.

Pit maverick Republican Congressman Ron Paul against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up, and the race is - virtually dead even!

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely voters finds Obama with 42% support and Paul with 41% of the vote. Eleven percent (11%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

Ask the Political Class, though, and it's a blowout. While 58% of Mainstream voters favor Paul, 95% of the Political Class vote for Obama.

But Republican voters also have decidedly mixed feelings about Paul, who has been an outspoken critic of the party establishment.

Obama earns 79% support from Democrats, but Paul gets just 66% of GOP votes. Voters not affiliated with either major party give Paul a 47% to 28% edge over the president.

Paul, an anti-big government libertarian who engenders unusually strong feelings among his supporters, was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. But he continues to have a solid following, especially in the growing Tea Party movement.

Twenty-four percent (24%) of voters now consider themselves a part of the Tea Party movement, an eight-point increase from a month ago. Another 10% say they are not a part of the movement but have close friends or family members who are.  

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of all voters have a favorable opinion of Paul, while 30% view him unfavorably. This includes 10% with a very favorable opinion and 12% with a very unfavorable one. But nearly one-out-of-three voters (32%) are not sure what they think of Paul.

Perhaps tellingly, just 42% of Republican voters have a favorable view of him, including eight percent (8%) with a very favorable opinion. By comparison, 42% of unaffiliated voters regard him favorably, with 15% very favorable toward him.

Twenty-six percent (26%) of GOP voters think Paul shares the values of most Republican voters throughout the nation, but 25% disagree. Forty-nine percent (49%) are not sure.

Similarly, 27% of Republicans see Paul as a divisive force in the party, while 30% view him as a new direction for the GOP. Forty-two percent (42%) aren't sure.

Among all voters, 19% say Paul shares the values of most Republican voters, and 27% disagree. Fifty-four percent (54%) are undecided.

Twenty-one percent (21%) of voters nationwide regard Paul as a divisive force in the GOP. Thirty-four percent (34%) say he is representative of a new direction for the party. Forty-five percent (45%) are not sure.

But it's important to note than 75% of Republicans voters believe Republicans in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters throughout the nation over the past several years.

Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2008, is another Republican who has been bucking the party's traditional leadership and was the keynote speaker at the recent Tea Party convention in Nashville. Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Republican voters say Palin shares the values of most GOP voters throughout the nation. Just 18% of Republicans see Palin as a divisive force within the GOP.

Rasmussen Reports released survey findings yesterday that take a closer look at the political views of those who say they're part of the Tea Party movement. Among other things, 96% of those in the movement think America is overtaxed, and 94% trust the judgment of the American people more than that of America's political leaders.

When it comes to major issues confronting the nation, 48% of voters now say the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than Obama is. Forty-four percent (44%) hold the opposite view and believe the president's views are closer to their own.

Fifty-two percent (52%) believe the average member of the Tea Party movement has a better understanding of the issues facing America today than the average member of Congress. Thirty-five percent (35%) of voters now think Republicans and Democrats are so much alike that an entirely new political party is needed to represent the American people. Nearly half (47%) of voters disagree and say a new party is not needed

If the Tea Party was organized as a political party, 34% of voters would prefer a Democrat in a three-way congressional race. In that hypothetical match-up, the Republican gets 27% of the vote with the Tea Party hopeful in third at 21%. However, if only the Democrat or Republican had a real chance to win, most of the Tea Party supporters would vote for the Republican.

April 14, 2010 - source RasmussenReports

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 8:38pm.


Lynn D. (not verified) | Sat, 05/01/2010 - 10:38pm

42% plus 41% = 83% TOTALLY BRAINWASHED. Here are the facts: the left represented by Hussein Soetoro is a front for the Communist New World Order, i.e. big government in the service of big business. The masses are bribed with "social services" and fooled by the "Left - Right" conflict. Both Left and Right serve monopoly capital. There is phony opposition on both sides. As Lenin said, "the best way to control the opposition is to lead it." They don't represent the people. They are all Masons or Masonic affiliates (i.e Knights of Malta, Shriners, Skull and Bones, etc.) and part of the Masonic two-step leading to banker world government tyranny using the vehicle of false flag staged "terror" throughout history. Problem, Reaction, Solution. It's a tried and true formula that has always worked brilliantly on the blind masses. As Hitler once stated, "The bigger the lie, the more likely the public will believe it." It's a reflection of how the "establishment" is complicit in the enslavement of society. Similarly in both the US and Europe, all political parties are run by masons and ruled by the satanic, masonic Rothschild cartel. I doubt if any individual or group gains political visibility unless they are puppets. Everything is orchestrated and "under control." Barack Obama is nothing but a Rothschild puppet. And, the truth is Ron Paul also fits the category of phony opposition, just like Ross Perot did 15 years ago. He is a pro-homosexual Mason. His wife is a Mason, Eastern Star. His daughters are Masons, Rainbow girls. It's time the duped people get over Ron Paul. He did the same thing to them that Ross Perot did - when it looked as though he would actually win he dumped his supporters and opted out - but he kept the money. He plays for the same global elite as their two preselected, media approved "Democratic/Republican" candidates. Sarah Palin is also a NWO puppet who has infiltrated and coopted the constitutional Tea Party movement, steering it right back to the phony "Right" Republican half of the NWO Beast agenda.
The purpose of the phony opposition is to co-opt the real opposition and discourage any genuine grass roots political movement from starting. Glenn Beck and the Tea Party are perfect examples of this principle. Their mission also is to fight trivial battles and distract us from the stealth establishment of world government. We have a one political party system in America: The republican faction of that party likes war, torture, huge deficits, and stealing our freedoms; the democratic faction likes continuing wars and torture, (while pretending to be against them) more welfare, debt, and higher taxes; eliminates small businesses and family farms, while stealing more of our liberties than the republican branch does. Let's call this one party what it is: "Plutocrats," because the Demo/Republican platforms follow the agenda of the super rich plutocrats, the ones the democratic branch pretends to hate. They both represent the special interests that pay them the most, not you "the people." And this also includes the Libertarian branch, which comes closer to the truth but is still not close enough to be of any real benefit, mostly because they will never penetrate the main two party Plutocracy given to us by the global elite. The PPP....Plutocratic Political Party, is owned and funded by the International Monetary/Banking Cartel, a tightly-knit group of monopolistic private fascists, who are trying to bring about a One-World government, they would own and control, as they currently own and control the US government. In such a One-World government, these private bankers will be given all the world's created and natural wealth and resources, as payment for the debts incurred by the One-World government, on phony money the fascist-bankers created on their computers. This Monetary/Banking Cartel, with the power of governmental guns, and intelligence "services" who control those guns, plan on owning the world. The Cartel's Nazis, of World War II were merely a dry-run for the coming real thing. Jesus Christ said "My kingdom is not of this world." John 18:36 He is the only One who can save any of us from this global satanic, tyranny. No poli-tician (poli = many, tic = bloodsuckers), not even Ron Paul, is going to save anyone. Better wake up to the WHOLE truth. Part of the truth mixed with lies is still LETHAL.