New presidential race numbers from PPP
Can Ron Paul really be polling as well against President Obama as Mitt Romney in North Carolina?Posted — Updated
But what caught our attention was this paragraph, deep in the release:
"Ron Paul matches Romney's general election viability in North Carolina, also trailing Obama by a 5 point margin at 48-43. Newt Gingrich would be far weaker, trailing Obama by 10 points at 51-41. His favorability spread is 26/64. It's irrelevant now but we found Rick Santorum trailing Obama 50-44 on this poll."
Really? Paul hasn't come close to winning a single state in the primary but he'd be just as good as Romney against Obama this fall? And he's doing better in that regard than Gingrich, who is actually spending some time here?
Of course, unless something quite unusual happens -- like Gingrich catching fire all of a sudden -- those are purely academic questions.
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