A newly released presidential primary preference poll indicates
that Ron Paul is gaining significant ground in New Hampshire and
dispels the mainstream media myth that the Congressman is not
amongst the top tier candidates.
The poll, conducted by St. Anselm College's Institute
of Politics, puts Ron Paul 4th behind Giuliani, McCain and Romney
with 7.4 percent. It places Fred Thompson, touted as second favourite
to take the GOP nomination, in 6th place.
The poll also shows that 40 percent describe themselves
as "independents" who may vote Republican,
and 19 percent who will, are still undecided. Ron Paul's
campaign staff are encouraged by these figures as they show that
none of the other big name candidates have grasped the imagination
of voters, leaving the door very much open for the Congressman.
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Paul's campaign office is about to embark on a major
media blitz in New Hampshire, readying phone banks to call potential
Ron Paul supporters throughout the state and major TV ads, such
as the one below.
Congressman Paul, who filed his declaration of candidacy
to run in the New Hampshire presidential primary at the State
house in Concord last week, is also scheduled
to make an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay
Leno tomorrow night.
Recent poll results from public opinion service
Reports also indicate that support for Ron Paul could
be much higher nationwide, placing him above Giuliani in some
"By all accounts, Dr. Paul's support is rising
steadily," said Paul campaign chairman Kent Snyder. "Americans
are ready for a change and his unifying message of freedom, peace
and prosperity is bringing more people together every day."