While the first nominating contests are still four months away, the poll is an immensely positive sign for Paul after a recent slump. His performance at the Reagan Library debate where he schooled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the 10th Amendment and state’s rights could definitely be a factor in Paul’s bounce.
The Paul campaign is pleased with the poll, saying it matches private polling they’ve conducted and shows the campaign’s strategies are paying off.
“The Reuters poll tracks with our internal metrics that show Senator Paul moving up in the polls,” said Chip Englander in a statement to Conservative Intelligence Briefing. “His speech on the Senate floor yesterday on why Republicans should stand strong against continued wasteful spending has generated a huge reaction. Senator Paul is generating huge crowds everywhere he goes as he talks about his plan to eliminate $500 billion in one year, pass a flat tax, and term limits to get rid of the career politicians. This Reuters poll is just the latest in several metrics of the Senator’s strengths, like a couple weeks ago winning the largest republican straw poll in America.”
Of note: Reuters was named the most accurate polling outfit in a recent academic study.