Thursday, May 10, 2012

Poll Suggests Ron Paul Would Get 20% Of The Vote In Washington State In Three-Man Race

KING5.COM | Russ Walker | May 10, 2012
Washington voters are evenly split on how they feel about the job President Obama is doing, according to a new KING 5 News poll.

Forty-six percent of respondents said they approve of the job the president is doing, compared with 45 percent who said they disapprove.

That approval rating is up slightly from February, when a KING 5 poll found Obama’s approval rating in the state at 42 percent.

But President Obama, who is in Seattle Thursday for two fundraisers, probably doesn't have to worry about Washington state. If the election were held today, 50 percent of Washington voters would vote to reelect the president, compared with 36 percent who said they would vote for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

If Ron Paul were on the ballot as a third-party candidate, Obama would still win the election. But Paul would take votes away from Obama and Romney equally. In a three-way race, Obama would take 40 percent of Washington's vote, compared with 27 percent for Romney and 20 percent for Paul.

Ron Paul remains a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination and has not said he plans to run as an independent once Romney is officially nominated.

President Obama polls well ahead of Romney and Paul on the economy. Forty-five percent of respondents said they think the president is "strongest on the economy," compared with 31 percent who chose Romney and 14 percent who chose Paul.

Washington voters believe Obama is the candidate best able to "identify with ordinary people," favoring him 49 percent to 23 percent for Romney and 19 percent for Paul.

Forty-four percent of respondents said Obama is the "most trustworthy," compared with 26 percent who chose Romney and 18 percent who chose Paul.

Fewer than half of respondents (42 percent) said they are optimistic about their personal finances being better two years from now. Fifteen percent predicted their finances would be in worse shape, and 34 percent said the expect them to be the same.

SurveyUSA conducted the poll for KING 5 News. A total of 557 registered Washington voters were surveyed. The margin of error for each answer is plus or minus 4.2 percent.


  1. We face a time when 1 Man out of 3 will be a President . One that has to believe in the future of all men and women . This has to be a Person with morels ,Honor , to maybe has served in the Military. That has spent there life helping and speaking for American and its Rights and Liberty ! " Entitlements and Fraud of our Tax dollars has gone to Far unnoticed And Restrictions to terrorism has stripped our Liberty"s .. Tourism has been the Wealth of many Nation now we see them in record numbers in food lines and crimes to Murder by this Administration . Help support Ron Paul

  2. It's literally impossible to believe Ron Paul is the least trustworthy of the 3.

    COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE UNLESS YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE MORON. Not trying to belittle anyone here, but this is absolutely the truth.

    Questions like "who is the most trustworthy" and stuff like that are totally useless because people just vote their party line or for who they are already rooting for for the most part.

    In the end, there's only one candidate here that the lobbyists stay clear of... there's o ly one candidate who doesn't take part in the lucrative congressional pension plan and returns much of this money to the covernment... there's only one candidate who doesn't flip flop with the wind (just search for Mitt Romney and Obama flip flops on YouTube. If you haven't seen these videos, get ready to WEEP fir what you thought was a trustworthy candidate).

    That candidate is unquestionably Ron Paul. I'm sorry to break your heart if you disagree, but it IS true. :/