The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey reveals the Congressman and the President are running almost dead even.
Ron Paul 38% vs Barack Obama 39%
The match-up surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters were conducted August 15-16, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error for the surveys is +/- 3% with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.
Just one month ago Congressman Ron Paul earned 37% of the vote to President Obama’s 41%.
Obama 39%, Paul 38%
Paul, whose long run afoul of the GOP establishment with his libertarian policy prescriptions, picks up 61% of the Republican vote, while 78% of Democrats fall in behind the president. Voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties prefer the longtime congressman by 10 points – 43% to 33%.
Source: Rasmussen Reports