Opinion: Ron Paul Beats Obama in Iowa—So Now What?
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 02:00 PM
A new Des Moines Register poll shows that three of the four Republican candidates would beat President Obama in Iowa if the general election were held today.
Rick Santorum is in a statistical dead heat with Obama—48 percent to Obama’s 44 percent. The picture is similar for Mitt Romney, who would get 46 percent to 44 percent for Obama. Obama would garner 51 percent to Newt Gingrich’s 37 percent in the Hawkeye State.
But Ron Paul would beat Obama with 49 percent to the President's 42 percent, making him the only Republican to beat the margin of error.
Why are we still talking about Iowa, after all the caucuses were held back in January? Because Iowa is considered a swing state in the general election, critical to Obama’s re-election.
Hmm...Ron Paul, eh?
The guy who wants to shrink back from international military activism and conduct a foreign policy based on negotiations and peaceful coexistence? The Republican candidate who's the least socially conservative? The Ron Paul who wants to cut government spending more than anyone else? The candidate who wants to get rid of the Federal Reserve and return to the gold standard?
What does the level of support for Paul say about Iowa voters?