Harris Poll: Ron Paul Would Beat Obama 51-49

Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A new Harris Interactive poll released today reveals that Congressman Ron Paul would defeat Barack Obama 51-49 in a hypothetical run off, one of only two Republican candidates who would stand a good chance of preventing Obama from securing a second term in the White House.

Only Ron Paul and Mitt Romney would beat Obama, according to the poll, which found that Obama would defeat every other Republican candidate, including Rick Perry.

The survey is another indication that Paul is quickly moving into second place to become Romney’s main challenger as Rick Perry’s campaign crashes and burns.

The poll was conducted in mid-September and surveyed 2,462 US adults. Its findings reveal that Paul has now overturned Obama’s slim majority in a hypothetical run off between the two and would likely beat him, especially if he was afforded the kind of national platform that the corporate press have been loathe to provide.

As we have previously discussed, despite an admitted establishment media dirty tricks campaign to deliberately ignore Ron Paul’s candidacy, he has emerged as a top tier candidate with a genuine chance of challenging Romney. A Paul victory in the Republican primary would represent a major problem for Obama’s hopes of a return to the Oval Office because it would remove the incentive for many Democrats to back Obama.

Democrats who voted for Obama in 2008 will only be motivated to do so again if Republicans put forward a compromised candidate like Mitt Romney who can easily be characterized as George W. Bush 2.0. If Ron Paul runs against Obama, huge numbers of Democrats will take a back seat, and some may even switch allegiances, such is the profound sense of betrayal many liberals now feel towards Obama’s completely unfulfilled promises of “hope” and “change”.

Top political analysts are now seeing a Romney-Paul head to head. Many of the independents who support Rick Perry are likely to switch to Paul should Perry’s campaign continue to implode. Paul would have a very good chance of taking on Romney because he would expose the former Massachusetts Governor’s big government history for all to see.

Ron Paul told a packed out audience in New York City last night that America was “ripe for a true revolution,” during his appearance Grand Ballroom, after the overwhelming number of attendees caused the event to be moved to a larger venue.

“We are seeing a level of enthusiasm for Ron Paul that can be compared with President Obama in 2008,” Eric Brakey, Media Coordinator for NYC Liberty HQ told CNN. “Congressman Paul’s youth support is different now than it was during his last presidential campaign. It’s more organized and it’s picking up steam and continues to grow”.

“The country has changed in the last four years, but my message hasn’t changed,” Paul said. “The country is ripe for a true revolution”.

Watch the full speech below.

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