Via Poulos, I see that Ron Paul is polling better (3%!) than several of the other better-known, somewhat more-hyped second-tier candidates, such as Hunter, Huckabee and Tancredo. (Poor Tommy Thompson pulls a whopping 1%.) Granted that this is Zogby, and granted that it is a phone poll of adults, but it seems noteworthy that Brownback doesn’t even show up in the results and Ron Paul is already pulling a third of the support of the super-hyped Fred Thompson and the money-laden, media-soaked Mitt Romney. Brownback’s absence makes me a little skeptical of the poll’s reliability, since he will be a player in Iowa even if he fails everywhere else, but if accurate it would mean that Ron Paul is in a solid fourth place among actual, declared candidates for the Republican nomination. You never thought you would read that sentence, did you? I expect that National Journal will be changing their presidential rankings accordingly. Yeah, that’ll happen.
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