The State Column
Wednesday, January 11,
Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX),
a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, can celebrate two
victories Wednesday. Mr. Paul is tied with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
for 2nd place at the national level among Republicans and Independents, according
to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Tuesday. Mr. Paul and Mr. Gingrich pulled in
17 percent of the votes each, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
garnered 29 percent of the votes.
The results of the Reuters/Ipsos poll were released prior to Mr.
Paul’s 2nd place finish in the New Hampshire Primary. Whether Mr. Paul’s strong
finish on Tuesday night will impact his standing in South Carolina or at the
national level will be revealed in the coming days.
The results of the Reuters/Ipsos poll are a major victory for
Mr. Paul, as the Texas congressman has jumped