This is fascinating! Rasmussen just release a report that shows Ron Paul would earn 13% of the vote in a three-way race against Romney and Obama, if the election were held today! Remember, he has not even announced that he is running, so this is purely hypothetical, and still he gets 13%! He has not run one campaign ad against Obama, nor has he debated either man directly in a Presidential debate. This type of information should light a fire under Dr. Paul and all of his supporters! ~ Ron Paul U.S.A.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul appears more interested in influencing the direction of the Republican Party than in running as an independent presidential candidate. But
perhaps Democrats should be careful what they wish for: Even if Mitt Romney’s remaining GOP challenger should run as a third party candidate, new Rasmussen Reports surveying finds Romney the winner of a three-way race.
The latest national telephone survey shows that 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think Paul should run as a third party candidate. Sixty-one percent (61%) disagree, but 13% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 6-7, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.