Unintended Consequences

Two odd items, possibly related. First one, from CNN:

Who does best against Obama? [Ron] Paul. The congressman from Texas, who also ran as a libertarian candidate for president in 1988 and who is well liked by many in the tea party movement, trails the president by only seven points (52 to 45 percent) in a hypothetical general election showdown. Huckabee trails by eight points, with Romney down 11 points to Obama.


Second, a Quinnipiac poll cited by Conn Carroll:

Independent voters go from a negative 41 – 52 percent overall approval as of Sunday to a positive 47 – 41 percent today. But only 36 percent of independent voters say today he deserves reelection, compared to 41 percent Sunday.

Has the Bin Laden killing made the election safe for a libertarian Republican?


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