Alex Jones commissions a straightforward poll that has Ron Paul beating Giuliani 33 to 19.
by James Buchanan
Thanks to Internet radio host Alex Jones, the Zogby polling firm was forced to do a clean, straightforward poll, which asked ordinary Americans, whom they would support for president. The poll described the political philosophies of four candidates so that people were voting based on issues rather than solely on hype or name recognition. The winner of this poll was Ron Paul, who scored an impressive 33 percent first place finish, with Giuliani finishing second with 19 percent.
Mr. Jones commissioned this poll after finding out that at least one earlier poll asked Ron Paul supporters bizarre sex questions (in an obvious attempt to get Paul supporters to hang up on the pollster–invalidating their votes). If something as obvious and blatant as sex questions were being used to bias the poll, then could we really trust anything these mainstream pollsters were doing?
For the last six months, we’ve been told over and over that Ron Paul stands no chance. That his support was down around one or two percent. (A few recent polls have grudgingly given Paul five percent.) Meanwhile, the liberal, Open Borders, cross-dressing ex-Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani has been passed off as the “front runner.”
Curiously, Ron Paul has won one Republican straw poll after another, scoring more first place finishes than any other candidate. He also was able to raise more money ($4.3 million) in one day from ordinary Americans than any other Republican. Meanwhile Giuliani has won exactly ZERO Republican straw polls. Why are the official pollsters saying the complete opposite of the GOP straw polls? Why do their results make no sense when you look at how much money each candidate can raise?
How is it possible that Ron Paul has done so well fund-raising, but the “official” pollsters keep giving him poor results? Well, you can fake a poll, but you can’t fake fund-raising.
Are we really supposed to put ALL our faith in a small handful of “official” polling agencies and ignore all the other evidence that they have been lying to us?
If a pollster really wanted to do an ACCURATE poll they would take into account:
*The much greater enthusiasm of the Ron Paul supporters (and higher probability they will turn out and vote)
*The large number of Independents and Democrats, who will register Republican to vote for Paul
*The apathy of the supporters for Giuliani, Huckabee, Romney, McCain and Thompson.
The biggest issues of the 2006 election were the Iraq War and Bush’s shredding of the Constitution. The Republicans were kicked out of office wholesale in 2006 for their support of the war. Today, many Republicans want to change direction and drop the Iraq War before it destroys their party. Also, many Democrats are mad as hell at their leadership for not ending the war and for not impeaching Bush and Cheney.
The people at Zogby should be proud of this recent poll which shows Ron Paul beating Giuliani by 33 to 19. Instead of heralding the Ron Paul victory, the Zogby people however put an article on their website proclaiming “Giuliani Leads Among Republicans in Latest Blind Bio Survey.” By completely ignoring the cross-over vote from Democrats and Independents and by completely ignoring the much greater likelihood that the Ron Paul supporters will show up and vote versus the apathetic Giuliani supporters, Zogby was able to find a subset of the polling data (389 people) in which Giuliani looks good.
I prefer the complete set of polling info, which included 1009 people, and which leaves the door open for cross-over voting. That polling data has Ron Paul beating Giuliani 33 to 19.