Patch Poll: Will Ron Paul's Supporters Help or Hurt Mitt Romney in the Coming Election?
Ron Paul supporters have picked up some delegates, including an impressive number in Iowa, heading to the Republican National Convention. But will this support for Paul disrupt Mitt Romney from building a winning coalition of Republicans?
Texas Congressman Ron Paul has amassed an impressive amount of Republican state delegates, including 23 out of 28 in Iowa who will attend the GOP national convention.
Is this good news or bad news for Republicans?
The Paul supporters, many of them proclaiming they are a part of the Liberty Movement, say they are working to move the Republican party toward the Congressman's values of fiscal conservatism and the end of foreign intervension.
Despite their promises to fall in behind Romney at the convention, Patch's recent Red Iowa political survey found that Paul supporters in Iowa are still not sold on Romney as a candidate.
So, will this division between Paul supporters and other Republicans hurt Mitt Romney in Iowa, one of the battleground states that it is critical for him to win? Or is this just a group of passionate conservatives trying to lobby for their beliefs who will come home to vote for Romney in the end?
Let us know in our poll and in the comments sections.