Opinion: Ron Paul beats Gov. Rick Perry and all others in Texas GOP poll


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Ron Paul, the conservative congressman from Texas, beat the entire field of GOP presidential contenders in a poll conducted recently among ‘882 highly active Republican voters in Texas.’

Answering the simple question, ‘If the Texas Republican primary were held today, which presidential candidate would you be most likely to vote for?’ 22% of those polled selected the 75-year-old affectionately known as Dr. No.


Gov. Rick Perry came in second with 17%, followed by deep dish pizza lover Herman Cain (14%), with Newt Gingrich placing fourth at 11%.

Texans don’t seem to care much for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney or Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who got 8% and 7% respectively in the poll conducted from May 29 to June 3 by an outfit called Azimuth Research Group.

Azimuth seems to have only done a few polls, judging from its website. If you write to the email address provided on the site, it quickly bounces back with ‘Unknown address error 550-’unrouteable address.’’ Also, the only photo on the site is one of several people on the phone that looks remarkably similar to one taken by a Flickr user named Barack Obama who captioned the photo as ‘Phone Bank to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’

Other than that, everything seems perfect. Looking forward to seeing Dr. Paul square off against President Obama.


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-- Tony Pierce