A new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling shows that Ron Paul now leads in Iowa just two weeks ahead of the crucial Republican primary, while Newt Gingrich’s campaign is in free fall.
“Newt Gingrich’s campaign is rapidly imploding, and Ron Paul has now taken the lead in Iowa. He’s at 23% to 20% for Mitt Romney, 14% for Gingrich, 10% each for Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry, 4% for Jon Huntsman, and 2% for Gary Johnson,” reports PPP.
Support for Gingrich has dropped from to 27% to 14% in just two weeks.
The figures illustrate how Gingrich is likely to fade into the distance before the crucial primary takes place on January 3rd. The numbers also show that Paul’s fiercest rival is clearly Romney, meaning all energies should be directed to pointing out that, like Gingrich, Romney is a big government RINO Republican who supported a system almost identical to Obamacare.
Paul’s supporters describe themselves as more “solidly committed” than Romney’s, at 73% to 68%.
Paul’s aggressive work in Iowa has impressed voters, with 22 per cent believing he’s run the best campaign in the state, compared to just 8% for Gingrich and 5% for Romney.
Gingrich’s decline in Iowa has undoubtedly been influenced by powerful Paul campaign ads attacking Gingrich over his big government tendencies.
“Negative ads over the last few weeks have really chipped away at Gingrich’s image as being a strong conservative- now only 36% of voters believe that he has ‘strong principles,’ while 43% think he does not,” reports Public Policy Polling.
Although Paul’s support nationwide is significantly lower than both Romney and Gingrich, a victory in Iowa and a good performance in New Hampshire would be the perfect tonic for Paul to build momentum in other states going forward.
Two out of the last three winners if the Iowa primary, George W. Bush and Bob Dole, have gone on to be victorious in securing the Republican nomination.
Right as Ron Paul’s campaign peaks and he sweeps into the lead in Iowa, the corporate media and establishment neo-con Republicans have gone all out in a final effort to denigrate his candidacy.
Prior to last week’s debate in Iowa, Fox News pundit Chris Wallace ludicrously asserted that if Ron Paul is successful in Iowa, the results “won’t count”.
This was preceded by attacks from neo-con talking heads like Rush Limbaugh, who erroneously claimed Ron Paul was the least likely to defeat Obama when he is in fact the most likely to beat Obama in a head to head above all the other Republican candidates.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.
Source: Prison Planet.