Bad News For Ron Paulby Doug Mataconis
Notwithstanding weeks of media attention he otherwise would not have gotten and an undeniable base of support online, it doesn’t appear that Ron Paul is moving forward in the race for the Republican nomination.
Here’s the summary. Fred Thompson, who hasn’t even declared his candidacy, leads Rudy Giuliani 28% to 27%. Romney and McCain are tied at 10%. Mike Huckabee and Sam Brownback get 2% each.
As for the rest:
The combined total for five other candidates in the race is just under 3%. Those candidates are Congressman Ron Paul, Congressman Tom Tancredo, former Governor Tommy Thompson, Congressman Duncan Hunter, and former Governor Jim Gilmore. Eighteen percent (18%) say theyâ€™re not sure how they will vote.
And, as for the statistical accuracy of the poll itself:
The current survey is based upon national telephone interviews with 618 Likely Republican Primary Voters conducted June 11-14, 2007. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. The Rasmussen Reports sample includes not only Republicans, but also independents who say they are likely to vote in a Republican Primary.
In other words, it’s bad news all around.