Vote 2012: Ron Paul Takes Lead in Iowa KCRG/Gazette/ISU Poll

Despite being attacked by the media and competitors, Congressman Ron Paul retakes the lead in Iowa.  We can here it now, Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul.  That chant is still ringing in our ears from the 2008 election and debates we covered.

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Just two weeks before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses there’s a new leader, but the race remains “remarkably fluid,” according to a new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll likely Republican caucus-goers.

Texas Rep. Ron Paul has moved into first place – the fifth candidate to hold that spot since the mid-August Iowa GOP Straw Poll. The data collected between Dec. 8 and 18 suggest that unlike the previous frontrunners, Paul’s support is more solid.

Paul is the first choice of 27.5 percent of 333 likely caucus-goers among the 740 registered Republicans and 200 registered independents contacted by ISU. That’s up from 20.4 percent in an ISU/Gazette/KCRG poll in November. He’s followed closely by former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich whose support increased from 4.8 percent to 25.3 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in at 17.5 percent, up from 16.3.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the only other candidate to poll in double digits at 11.2 percent – an increase from 7.9 percent a month earlier.

via Vote 2012: Ron Paul Takes Lead in KCRG/Gazette/ISU Poll | KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa News, Sports, and Weather | Local News.

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