I get hammered here at PD for being anti-Paul. At least that’s the perception. So knowing that, I’m going to introduce these fresh Rasmussen poll results without any commentary of my own and not risk having every word parsed to death in the comments.

Let the debate begin.

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% support and Paul with 41% of the vote. Eleven percent (11%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

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