Poll: Two-Thirds of Paul Backers Aren't Republican

Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 10:05 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has a Republican problem. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that of the 25 percent who view the presidential candidate favorably, two-thirds don’t identify themselves as Republicans, The Washington Post’s political blog The Fix reports.
 
The Post notes that Paul is “the most enigmatic figure in the Republican race for president,” with a loyal and large following.
 
“But, we’ve often wondered just how many Paul-ites are actually Republicans. New data from the Washington Post-ABC News poll suggests that it’s not all that many. Overall, 25 percent of the American public views the Texas Congressman favorably while 27 percent see him in an unfavorable light. Of the 25 percent of people who regard Paul favorably, roughly two-thirds don’t identify themselves as Republicans.”
 
Of Republicans identifying themselves as conservative, just 8 percent feel “strongly favorable” towards Paul compared to 22 percent who felt the same way about Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Texas Gov. Rich Perry and 18 percent for  former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. The poll provides empirical evidence that Paul’s support base comes mostly from libertarians who have not traditionally been involved in party politics, according to the Post.
 
“What that means is that Paul’s support is the most stable among the Republican candidates because it’s the least likely to be shared with anyone else running. …  That Paul is a force unto himself can be a good thing but it’s also a major impediment to his ability to expand his support beyond those who are already with him. And, as the Post-ABC poll shows, not enough of Paul’s supporters are Republicans for him to make a major run at the party’s nomination,” the Post said.
 
 
 
 

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Democrats Name 3 Finalists to Host 2016 Convention

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 20:17 PM

Democrats narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities on Monday, announcing the p . . .

Bloomberg/Saint Anselm Poll: Romney Leads GOP Field for 2016

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 20:08 PM

Former Massachusetts governor and two-time presidential contender Mitt Romney leads the Republican field of potential Wh . . .

Texas House Speaker Nears Re-election Despite Abortion Stance

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 19:52 PM

The incumbent speaker of the Texas House has been endorsed by dozens of fellow Republicans despite his soft stance on ab . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved