Thursday, August 25, 2011

Third Party Tremors, 2012 Political Earthquake

  • Could Third-Party Tremors Result in a 2012 Political Earthquake? (Matthew Dowd, ABC News Analyst) Thus, 51 percent of the electorate is a mishmash of independents, and not ideological members of either political party.
  • Obama 39%, Paul 38% (Rasmussen Reports) Paul, whose long run afoul of the GOP establishment with his libertarian policy prescriptions, picks up 61% of the Republican vote, while 78% of Democrats fall in behind the president. Voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties prefer the longtime congressman by 10 points – 43% to 33%.
  • Poll: Ron Paul tied with Obama (D.K. Jamaal, Post-Partisan Examiner) The poll indicates that the biggest hurdle between Ron Paul and the Presidency he has long sought is neither Democrats nor independents, but the controversial Congressman’s own party.

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