A Stunning 40% of Americans Are Now Independent. Ron Paul Polls Highest Among Independents, and Independents Would Vote for Paul Over Obama
Independents Prefer Ron Paul
While mainstream pundits desperately cling to their mantra that Ron Paul is “unelectable”, the numbers show a different story.
Gallup finds a record high-high 40% of all Americans now identify as independents. This is higher than the 31% of Americans who identify as Democrats and 27% as Republicans.
And which candidate do independents like?
According to a new CBS poll, they like Ron Paul.
As Forbes notes:
In a head to head match up with incumbent President Barack Obama, the indie voter chooses Ron Paul, a CBS News poll suggested on Monday.
A total of 47% of independent voters said they would choose Ron Paul compared to 45% of independent voters choosing Mitt Romney against Obama, and 41% of independents saying they would choose Rick Santorum. If a Paul-Obama showdown were ever to take place, 47% of independent voters would vote for Paul, 81% republicans and 10% Democrats for a total of 45% of the vote. Obama would get just 40% of the independent vote in that contest, with 85% of the Democrats choosing Obama and 9% of Republicans choosing the President on election day in November.
Admittedly, Forbes notes that – if the general election were held today – Romney could beat Obama, and Paul couldn’t:
Obama would win the general election by a narrow one point margin if the election was held today between the two.
However, Ron Paul is not the favorite among conservatives polled. Romney is the leader there, getting 90% of the conservative vote, followed by Texas governor Rick Perry at 85%. Ron Paul comes in tied with Newt Gingrich at No. 4 with 81% of conservatives voting for that particular candidate.
Romney is the only GOP candidate seen beating Obama in November by a two point margin, according to the poll. Paul is in second.
However, given that the CBS poll has a 3% margin of error, Romney and Paul are statistically tied in a match-up against Obama.
And while I don’t believe that anyone should be discriminated against based upon their religion, the more protestants learn that Romney is a Mormon, the less they like him.
So – despite the mainstream’s attempts to sideline Paul as “unelectable” – I think that once the facts are aired, Paul would do better against Obama than Romney.