December 30, 2011- Republican Congressman Ron Paul of Texas has won another Public Policy Polling poll in Iowa. The Republican presidential nominee candidate won the poll of potential caucus attendees.
Paul beat out Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts and Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House. The two finished second and third respectively. This was the first poll held in Iowa since Christmas.
Paul took 24% of the vote while Romney earned 20% and Gingrich just 13%. Just over a week ago, Paul won another PPP poll and in this one his support jumped by another percentage point. The support for Romney remained the same and Gingrich lost yet another percentage point of popularity. Just a few weeks ago, it looked as if Gingrich would be an easy winner in the Hawkeye state. Times are changing though.
Even though Paul’s’ increased popularity has brought more scrutiny by the mainstream media that has completely ignored him for the last four years, his popularity has remained intact. The media once again tried to damage his image with newsletters that were used against him in the 2008 election, but that has not affected his rise in popularity.
Regardless of the final vote on January 3, the rest of the Republican nominee hopefuls know they are in a difficult race with Paul and his loyal supporters across the nation.