Romney Leads Ron Paul in Des Moines Register’s Latest Poll

Mitt Romney leads the Des Moines Register’s latest poll before the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday.
Romney leads at 24 percent, Paul has 22 percent and Rick Santorum, 15 percent.
The Caucus reported:

The Des Moines Register’s latest Iowa Poll shows a surprise three-way match-up in contention to win the Iowa Republican caucuses: Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum.

Santorum, who has been largely invisible in the polls throughout the campaign season, is now beating the other evangelical choices and has a clear shot at victory Tuesday night.

But political analysts note there’s little time for Santorum to cash in and regroup before New Hampshire, where voters weigh in nine days from now, while Romney is positioned to replicate what he’s done in Iowa in all the early states.

In four days of polling, Romney leads at 24 percent, Paul has 22 percent and Rick Santorum, 15 percent.

But if the final two days of polling stand alone, the order reshuffles: Santorum elbows out Paul for second.

“Few saw this bombshell coming,” GOP strategist David Polyansky said. “In an already unpredictable race this is another stunning turn of political fortune.”

…As for the rest of the field, over the four days of polling, Newt Gingrich is at 12 percent, Rick Perry, 11 percent, and Michele Bachmann, 7 percent. Their support remained relatively steady over the four days.

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  • Taqiyyotomist

    Send in the Trolls!

    Here they come…all you “neocons”, “zionists”, “paid Jew plants”. heh.

  • Island Girl

    #1 – They will be put off by the Post above this.

    Sometimes explaining such stuff is just too deep man.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Gosh, it’s been over 15 minutes and no Paulistinians have shown up to “educate” us rubes.

    Have Anonymous hacked the Ronulans’ up-to-the-minute feed of go-to target blogs which mention Ron Paul?

    Are the Paul Pot Brigade all hung over and sleeping off the New Years’ inebriation?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  • jhump

    If he loses, maybe they’ll pull a Heaven’s Gate event. Ron will be BO, they’ll just have to figure out who’ll be Peep. Can you imagine Craigie-poo in a sporty Nike jogging suit, possibly with a Habs logo on it?

  • Joe Paine

    Every Ron Paul supporter I know will vote for Gary Johnson in November if Ron Paul is not the Republican nominee.

  • jainphx

    If we can’t do better than those two schmucks, then we deserve what happens. Once again the elites are deciding who runs, and for what. This country is not going to turn around with out a real conservative and not anti semites and rhinos. LORD help us.

  • FedUp

    I really hate that the election cycle is just starting, and already Mitt, the plastic RINO has been coronated! When did THAT happen??? A bunch of Iowans do not speak for me!

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  • Pragmatic

    Romney still sucks!

  • Mrs. X

    1- Iowa doesn’t matter.

    2- Ron Paul can not win the nomination. Period.

    3- Thank goodness he is retiring and the crazy Ron Paul people will finally go away.

  • bg
  • nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney baldwin ventura sheehan perot carter

    media discredited
    polls discredited
    Cell Phones
    new voters

  • donh

    The Paul bearers are silent here because they are in Iowa working the street to get out votes……while Romney hits the nursing homes in NH hoping the elderly will sign away power of attourney to him after a live performance of his My Three Sons sit com dad act.

  • Soze

    C’mon we need to get rid of all the Jews, vote Ron Paul!!

  • Steve

    We have 4 videos from GOP Candidates Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann & Rick Perry posted now on Common Cents….

  • Charlie

    @ donhand,.. what is your fine fella doing this NY night ?

  • Liz

    Sweet. We are so close to having a competent candidate…a great start to the new year.

  • Molon Labe


    So if all the Ronulians vote for Johnson, he’ll get seven votes. Ooooh that’s a landslide.

  • Molon Labe

    The GOP is so clueless. Romney has no credibility. Ron Paul is crazy. Newt is your typical politician. I’d like to see Bachman or Santorium.

    But if these two don’t make it I’ll be happy to see Obama win. I’ve always wanted to see if I can measure up to my ancestors that helped to found this country.

  • annonymous

    Still way too close for comfort. I don’t care what anyone thinks of any other the other candidates, Paul needs to be marginalized and rendered irrelevant. Sadly, he seems to have a lot of support. Scary stuff.