Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ron Paul Wins Illinois Straw Poll

The striking thing about the results of Saturday's Illinois Straw Poll is not that Ron Paul won with 52 percent of the overall vote- it is in the breakdown of the online votes vs. the in person votes.
Ron Paul won 66.5 percent of the total votes cast online, vs. a mere 8 percent of those cast in person.  This implies that the MSM strategy of marginalizing and ignoring Paul is working- for those who still obtain their news from the MSM.  Apparently in Illinois, those who use the internet to obtain their news are 8 times more likely to vote for Ron Paul.
This has huge implications for the MSM and the elite status quo going forward, as the internet becomes the go-to source for news for the majority of the population.

(Reuters) - Ron Paul was declared the winner on Saturday of a weeklong Republican presidential straw poll in Democratic President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois.
Texas Congressman Paul won 52 percent of the combined 3,649 online and in-person votes cast between October 29 and Saturday evening. He won 66.5 percent of the votes cast over the Internet and 8 percent of those cast in person.
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