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Paul Wins 2nd 2012IowaCaucus.com Straw Poll

Ron PaulRon Paul has easily won the most recent 2012 Iowa Caucus straw poll with 46% of the vote. Undeclared candidate, Sarah Palin, finished in second with 25%.  The poll had 3,351 unique voters.

The bigger surprises may have been the lack of support for Tea Party candidate  Michele Bachmann and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.  Romney’s conservative support continues to evaporate.

The new straw poll has opened and will expire July 25, 2011.

Here are the final numbers:

Ron Paul (46%, 1,545 Votes)
Sarah Palin (25%, 832 Votes)
Hermain Cain (10%, 331 Votes)
Michele Bachmann (6%, 192 Votes)
Tim Pawlenty (4%, 136 Votes)
Mitt Romney (3%, 102 Votes)
Gary Johnson (3%, 92 Votes)
Newt Gingrich (2%, 76 Votes)
Rick Santorum (1%, 45 Votes)

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  1. James H

    Neither Bachmann or Palin would recognize the Constitution if it came up and bit them on their shapely behinds. Gingrich might as well throw in the towel and keep from bleeding anymore money away. Romney is finally being recognized as a RINO, and only ONE of the others really believes in a small(er), non-interventionist, fiscally conservative Federal Government. That one person is the winner of your Straw Poll, Dr. Ron Paul, the next President of these United States

    1. Dan

      I believe you are right. People all over are seeing that he has been right all along.

  2. Kdub

    If you want the same policies as Obama, then vote for Romney. But if you want True Change that will shake the establishment up and Return to the Principles that made this country great, then Vote for Ron Paul. Ron Paul has been the most consistent voice in DC for limited constitutional government, a pro-American foreign policy, Individual Liberty, Economic Freedom and a sound strong monetary policy. Ron Paul wants to take care of our country first rather than nation building overseas and wants to bring our troops home, he has received more donations from the army/military than any candidate put together. Ron Paul’s message is a message of Freedom, Liberty & Peace. Please research more in to what Ron Paul stands for and please consider voting for the only presidential candidate that believes in empowering We The People and downsizing the intrusive federal government. Restore America Now, Reclaim Our Republic, Revive the Constitution!
    RON PAUL 2012!!!

  3. jen green

    Whoever questioned his electably must be started to worry that the voice of the people is finally showing itself. Dr. Paul’s ideals truly do represent the real American sentiment.

  4. spencer

    All of the other candidates are simply saying “Elect me and I’ll slow down the rate at which Americans are being enslaved.” Only Ron Paul is saying stop the enslavement altogether, and “Let my people go!”

  5. steve barwick

    All of the other candidates are simply saying “Elect me and I’ll slow down the rate at which Americans are being enslaved.” Only Ron Paul is saying stop the enslavement altogether, and “Let my people go!”

  6. black regiment

    Here’s my take on Ron Paul. While he has some correct positions on limiting the government, the FED, the debt and deficit, and monetary policy, his positions on Israel and military deployments in strategic areas will not fly with the majority. Now please do not take this wrong, while there are many fine American, Constitutional patriots that support him, his support is a collation of patriots and far-right and even leftist fringe groups a good portion of them college students that want drugs legalized and do not want to worry about fighting for this country. His advocation of licentiousness in the name of liberty is attractive to a rebellious youth but won’t fly with Evangelical Christians. He has claimed that this liberty, including the licentiousness will lead to prosperity when in fact many of those things lead to the destruction of a culture. Look no further than ancient Greece and Rome, or many of our inner cities, for verification of that. If you watch carefully, in his interviews, when questioned about the legalization of drugs, prostitution, and homosexual marriage, rather than address them specifically, he will “lump” them in with debt and deficit reduction as being good for the economy.

    He does well in straw polls where his supporters can be bussed in, given free tickets, food and entertainment, when it comes to primary time where a broader spectrum of the people are involved, there just aren’t enough video game clerks, skate boarders, gamers, peaceniks, head shop employees, 911 truthers, college pot heads, Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists to carry the day. He fades when the primary season begins. Even while winning the early straw polls for the reasons I mentioned, polls show his broader national support at around 7%. Another issue is the behavior of some of his supporters at these straw polls. They have been known to be loud and even boo other candidates during their speeches. This behavior can turn off those that support other candidates and in the end can cost him votes out of spite of those they have offended.

    The reality is, if he stopped calling for the legalization of drugs, prostitution, homosexual marriage, supported Israel, supported the fight against Islamic extremism, and refused to take contributions from the fringe element of his support, rebuking them on some of their positions, he would not even be a blip on the radar screen because he would lose their support, without which, he would be in trouble. If left with just his patriotic Constitutional base, he is in trouble because unfortunately the majority in the Republican Party are not Constitutionalists, nor paleo-conservatives. and definitely not libertines.

    1. Alfonzie Stepney III

      There you have it!
      This what “black regiment” thinks of Ron Paul’s base of support. How did he put it?
      “Video game clerks, skate boarders, gamers, peaceniks, head shop employees, 911 truthers, college pot heads, Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists”.

      Let’s also add to your list of supporters, former naval officers, other military personnel, college educated, non-pot smokers, who have never been on a skate board, worked in a video game or head shop, black Americans.

      Ron Paul’s problem is that his message doesn’t appeal to the deep pocketed donors who love status quo, and don’t give a damn about the Constitution, nor does it appeal to those that don’t give a hoot about this country one way or the other.

    2. Krista

      Black regiment – You are wrong in your assessment of Ron Paul. I’m a Christian who has been following his policies very carefully and you sound like you believe too many msm smear campaigns about him. You should really do some research in great depth. There are many people who support him who are not youthful followers with all the negative attributes in which you’ve described them. Ron Paul does not want to legalize licentiousness. He knows so well that you can’t legislate morality and make people good. Jesus was not about telling his disciples to go make laws to promote the Sermon on the Mount. People need to repent from their sins. Not look to the government to save their souls. There is a place for proper authority and government. The Bible is clear about that. Is it truly the job of our corrupt politicians in Washington to try and control every little move everyone makes? That is what it is becoming day by day. He knows what issues need to be put back to where they belong and he’s bold enough to mention that some issues belong in the Churches. Wow! He can say the “C” word without shame. There’s more to Ron Paul than you give him credit for. You sound self-righteous in your put down of the skateboarding crowd. How about some compassion on our youth. They are one group that is sick and tired of all the hypocracy they see in our leaders and the older generation. Have you ever researched the failed war on drugs? That is at the heart of the “legalizing marijana” stance. Please look up the organizaton called “Leap” 40 Years of Drug War Failure: LEAP’s Neill Franklin, and watch this eyeopening interview. Don’t slander Ron Paul. Hes a Christians and that’s really wrong.

    3. Krista

      Your comments do undermine Ron Paul. There’s more to him than you give him credit for. He is not legislating licentiousness among young people as you seem to think. Have you done any research on the failed war on drugs? You need to be informed on that before you can understand his stance on the legislation of marijana. Watch this interview of a retired Major of the MD State Police. It’s very informative. 40 Years of Drug War Failure: LEAP’s Neill Franklin. Just google the title. Ron Paul is a fine Christian with strong integrity and knows the constitution of the United States very well. He knows our Federal Government is out of control and has unlawfully usurpted power from the states. Issues of morality belong in the Churches as he is so bold to say. Do we really want our corrupt politicians in Washington to legislate morality for us? Can they do a good job with this? We already have laws in place, like do not murder, do not steal, do not rape. The federal government legalized abortion in all 50 states. I’m a Christian who has found that Ron Paul has the answers to our country’s pressing catastrophic needs. Our government is too big, too corrupt, and the federal reserve is ruining our money system. Our young people that you so self-righteously put down are really disparing over their lot in life – no jobs, nothing to look forward to, corrupt leaders, hypocritical leaders, absent parents, professing Christians who are not real, just add to their problems They see Ron Paul as a real leader and they are craving that with all their hearts. Christians worship God through Jesus Christ, they do not worship Israel, so you’re wrong in that area too and there is also lots of information on that issue too. http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin423.htm

    4. Krista

      One more reply to Blake Regiment about Ron Paul not being a libertine and a couple of links: Ron Paul is not a libertine. Look it up. Libertarian and libertine are not the same thing. Check it out: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/george4.html Also I didn’t know I could use links before so here is the link to the interview of the retired Major from the MD State Police: http://reason.com/blog/2011/06/17/reasontv-40-years-of-drug-war

    5. Krista

      Sorry, Black Regiment (sp)

    6. Michael Moore

      Sounds like you’re saying that we should vote for Rush Limbaugh instead.

    7. David S.

      Black Regiment sounds like he is in need of the brand new industry that will flourish with the return of our freedom….a brothel .

    8. Jesse

      Open a history book, you are not quoteing history correctly and it makes you sound like a dullard. Ancient Greece and Rome where like that for hundreds of years and several different governments. Only after Democracy and Christianity were present in Rome did the Roman empire fall. Should that be the mark by which we judge their failure? If you want to quote history I encourage you, but make sure that you know the information you are quoting. What do I know, I’m just a college educated, non pot smoking, non skate boarding, multiracial, Ron Paul supporter. I love LIBERTY.

  7. Krista

    Ron Paul is not a libertine. Look it up. Libertarian and libertine are not the same thing. Check it out: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/george4.html Also I didn’t know I could use links before so here is the link to the interview of the retired Major from the MD State Police: http://reason.com/blog/2011/06/17/reasontv-40-years-of-drug-war

  8. RichardTaylorAPP

    Ron Paul is certainly the best of the field.

    Of the issues that some have a hard time understanding, most stem from Paul’s understanding that the federal government was never delegated those powers; the STATES are reserved those powers and it is their responsibility.

    To understand this important principle, here is a Quote from Thomas Jefferson in the (Virginia and ) Kentucky Resolutions:

    2. ” Resolved, That the Constitution of the United States, having DELEGATED to Congress a power to punish:

    a.) treason,
    b.) counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States,
    c.) piracies, and felonies committed on the high seas, and
    d.) offenses against the law of nations,

    and >>>> NO OTHER CRIMES >>>”WHATSOEVER”;….

    (>>>> and ALL their OTHER ACTS which “assume to CREATE”, DEFINE, or PUNISH crimes, OTHER than THOSE “so enumerated” in the Constitution,) >>> are “ALTOGETHER” “VOID”, and of “NO FORCE”; and that the power to CREATE, DEFINE, and PUNISH such OTHER crimes is reserved, and, of right, appertains solely and exclusively to the respective “STATES”, each within its own territory.”

    Find this document in our ‘suggested reading’ at:

    American Patriot Party.CC
    http://www.americanpatriotparty.cc

    And Vote Ron Paul!

  9. CJLKAS

    Richard, you are correct in citing the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions in defining which “crimes” come under federal jurisdiction. I might also add that the US Supreme
    Court has no appellate jurisdiction in the States. Each State has it’s own Supreme Court to measure its laws against its own State Constitution. The US Supreme Court can only rule in those areas specifically defined in Article III of the US Constitution. The 10th Amendment leaves all else to the jurisdiction of the State Supreme Court(s).

  10. Nick hofstetter

    If you truly believe in personall liberties and the constitution, Ron Paul is the obvious choice. Ron Paul 2012!!!!!

  11. Jesse

    Those of you that think Ron Pauls policies will lead to the ultimate desrtuction of the United States are either fools, or have never read a history book. All the policies Paul talks about are laws that were passed in the past 150 years or so, until then all those activities were legal in the U.S. Here are the facts, we spend 50 billion a year on the war on drugs not including court expenses or the cost of incarceration. In the several decades we have fought the war on drugs, drug use and the availability of those drugs has become worse not better. Prostitution is more easily controlled and monitored for safety if it is legal and regulated, Several other countries including some states have found this to be very true. As for the ancient civilizations that fell apart, those things you speak of were always part of that culture. It was the corruption of their Democracy that ultimately caused their demise.(sound familiar) As far as Dr. Pauls stance on wars and militarizing the world, he is in line with the constitution. The constitution says that we shall not go to war unless we are attacked, or someone gives us a declaration of war. This was done to prevent exactly what we are involved in now. Our forefathers knew that useless wars would undermine the very ideal of liberty and the freedom that they fought for. If you want to quote history, make sure you know it.

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