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Rand Paul Takes Lead Over Donald Trump in New FOX News Poll


Donald Trump continues to dominate headlines and maintains 24 percent of the vote in a new FOX News poll, but he’s now been surpassed by one of his GOP rivals: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

Out of nearly 10,000 likely Republican primary and caucus voters that have been asked who will be the GOP nominee in 2016, a whopping 48 percent responded with Paul, as of 3:00 p.m. EST Thursday, Sept. 10.

This of course isn’t your standard national or state poll done over the phone. It’s an online survey at FOX News Nation, but it’s still newsworthy, especially with such a large sample size.

Dr. Ben Carson and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are tied for a distant third place in the poll with seven percent.

Paul failed to impress at the inaugural GOP debate in Cleveland last month, but he also received the least amount of time of any of the 10 candidates on stage.

The libertarian-leaning Senator’s polling numbers have been lagging as of late, but the same is true for a couple of other legitimate GOP contenders, most notably Marco Rubio and Scott Walker.

It’s obviously still very early in the race, as we’re still months away from the early state primaries and caucuses, but things will be heating up at next week’s debate on CNN, which will also be streaming online for free.

Paul, Rubio, Walker and Jeb Bush have proven to be the most electable candidates thus far in head-to-head matchups with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Michael Gartman is the Founder of GridironGrit.com (FOX Sports affiliate) and is also a Senior Political Writer for The Inscriber. Follow him on Twitter @_MichaelGartman.


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32 thoughts on “Rand Paul Takes Lead Over Donald Trump in New FOX News Poll”

  1. Are people finally coming to their senses and realizing Trump is a joke? About time!
    It’s only a matter of time before people start to realize that Rand Paul is by far the best candidate, since he’s the only one who has voted consistently according to his platform.

  2. I wouldn’t read too much into this, but it’s nice to see anyway. Now let’s just see how Fox reports on this, or IF they report it at all!

  3. If it was easy for Rand Paul to supposedly manipulate their online poll, then the same could be said for any other candidate as well. Maybe America is finally starting to see that Trump is not a good choice for leader, he would be a great choice for dictator and awesome for the elites and establishment politicians he’s been working with and donating to for decades…. if that’s what you want, along with more wars and more taxes he’s a great choice. Otherwise I’d recommend Rand Paul, he is the ONLY anti-establishment candidate who has a proven track record of standing up for “We the People” and not pandering and flipflopping to rally support.

  4. Note worthy, Fox had actually left Rand Paul off of the poll all together to begin with til they got called out on it. They have done that numerous times with several candidates, they have also switched candidates percentages at the end of the weekly survey putting other people’s percentages with a different candidates face and name. I have screen shots to prove it and monitor these polls daily throughout every week in an attempt to keep them honest. These numbers are accurate for this week as of now.

  5. Yeah, I actually took that poll, Rand Paul wasn’t even on the ballot, I made an account on their website just to yell at them for snubbing him. Which means despite all their efforts not to include him he is still winning, by a landslide. And their polls are actually lowballing it because many people, including me, did not get to vote for rand Paul and are really pissed about it

  6. Sure Rand Paul is a great choice for President but the media will kill him as the battle goes on and those who are bashing Trump have not listened to a word that he has said otherwise their opinion would be different and if he is so supported by the wealthy then he would be hands down the winner this is just an illusion to break you down and then neither of these wo become contenders and you give the presidency to the Liberals Even all you smart people have been duped. Wake up and get the ttruth Trump is far from being a clown and he still no mater what is presented here My number one choice and Rand my second they both have our backs as far as my oppinion goes But Trump has the better chance of actually becoming the president.

  7. Liar, liar, pants on fire, that’s why Fox news nose keeps growing.OMG! Fox news can you really believe that anyone would believe that Rand Paul is ahead in the polls!. I mean do you really take us all for fools? Rand Paul could not even be front runner in a bathroom line! Give me a break already! Fair and balanced journalism? You went to the msm left, your owned, Glad were not watching you anymore, personally you stink at journalism. Don’t know why Sean Hannity stays with you guys, he should find a better network than you. Meagan Kelly is a joke, and Shepard Smith is an idiot. There are way to many supporters of Trump, and growing bigger every day. Pathetic journalism, Pathetic News Station

  8. OMG! Fox news can you really believe that anyone would believe that Rand Paul is ahead in the polls!. I mean do you really take us all for fools? Rand Paul could not even be front runner in a bathroom line! Give me a break already! Fair and balanced journalism? You went to the msm left, your owned, Glad were not watching you anymore, personally you stink at journalism. Don’t know why Sean Hannity stays with you guys, he should find a better network than you. Meagan Kelly is a joke, and Shepard Smith is an idiot. There are way to many supporters of Trump, and growing bigger every day. Pathetic journalism, Pathetic News Station

  9. LOL Dean Haskins, Rick Perry was never in the running for this one. You are comparing apples and oranges here. As long as Rand continues to make headlines, there is no comparison that can be made to Rick Perry whatsoever.

  10. Awesome story , thanks for reporting . Did you know that Rand was initially not in that poll But they did offer ” Other” – it was the Rand supporters pressuring Fox News to have them add Rand to the poll , then his numbers started climbing ! It is a Randslide!!!

  11. This is a meaningless poll because you can vote more than once. I always check that with these on-line polls. Most of them are a waste of time.

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