Paul Leads in IA, Romney 2nd, Gingrich 3rd
As promised, last night Public Policy Polling gave us their latest look at the Republican race in Iowa and it shows Ron Paul ahead of Mitt Romney with Newt Gingrich a distant third.
PRESIDENT – IOWA – GOP CAUCUS (PPP)
Ron Paul 24%
Mitt Romney 20%
Newt Gingrich 13%
Michele Bachmann 11%
Rick Santorum 10%
Rick Perry 10%
Jon Huntsman 4%
Buddy Roemer 2%
This poll was done December 26-27 among 565 likely caucus goers. Two things, if these numbers hold, Mitt Romney is going to be in pretty good shape. The other good news is if Ron Paul ends up winning this caucus, it will forever make the Iowa Caucuses, at least on the Republican side, an absolute joke. It will be a complete embarrassment for Republican Party in Iowa if Ron Paul wins this caucus. Actually, the fact that he is as high as he currently stands is already partially an embarrassment to begin with.