“Paul would earn the support of 18 percent of voters in a three-way race with President Obama and Mitt Romney, according to the poll, with Romney earning 32 percent and Obama receiving 44,” reports The Hill.
Paul’s number beats that of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who would garner 13 percent of the vote if he ran as a third party candidate.
Such figures are already impressive given the fact that Paul has not even begun to harness the momentum that a third party bid could generate.
Imagine a Jesse Ventura/Ron Paul third party ticket going head to head with Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in live televised prime time national debates. Paul and Ventura would verbally crucify establishment candidates Romney and Obama, posing an even greater threat to Washington’s two-party political monopoly than Ross Perot’s 1992 campaign.