Rasmussen has a poll showing what might come as a surprise to many in the GOP…
If Ron I Hate Israel Paul actually ran as a third party, it actually benefits Mitt Romney, rather than Barack Obama.
…Yet despite apparent Democratic hopes that a Paul candidacy might cut into Romney’s total, the likely Republican nominee is the winner of a three-way race if the election were held right now. Given that matchup, Romney earns 44% support to President Obama’s 39%. Paul runs a distant third with 13% of the vote. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and another two percent (2%) are undecided.
Very interesting, considering how much damage Ross Perot did to George H. W. Bush in 1992.
In that ’92 race, Perot got 18.9% of the vote and in this Rasmussen poll Paul gets 13%. Still, 5.9% gap could change the election drastically. Bush lost re-election due to the same reason Obama will lose in 2012.