Of the last 20 republican straw polls during the summer Ron Paul has to date won 8 of them.
These are all minor victories, but 8 victories nonetheless.
Some commentators on here, when referring to the American campaign have said that Ron Paul's large following on the internet is hyped up and clearly the numbers are faked.
It has also been said repeatedly that any internet support for Ron Paul would not emerge on the ground at local level.
Yet locally, Ron Paul's supporters have handed him 8 straw poll wins. Plus 2nd place 4 times, and 3rd place on 3 occasions from a total of 20 polls.
A big test comes this weekend in Texas with the state poll.
I cant see Ron Paul getting more than the 9% he got in Iowa.
Either way like the tortoise he's in for the long haul.