Election 2012: Barack Obama 42 percent, Ron Paul 41 percent

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Pit maverick Republican Congressman Ron Paul against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up, and the race is – virtually dead even.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely voters finds Obama with 42 percent support and Paul with 41 percent of the vote. Eleven percent prefer some other candidate, and six percent are undecided.

Also, twenty-four percent of voters now consider themselves a part of the Tea Party movement, an eight-point increase from a month ago. Another 10 percent say they are not a part of the movement but have close friends or family members who are.

Full story: Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41% – Rasmussen Reports™