A new poll of Iowans shows three of the four remaining GOP primary candidates ahead of President Obama in a head-to-head contest—and Ron Paul winning by the largest margin. The results of the latest Iowa Poll show the Texas Congressman up by seven points over Obama, while Mitt Romney's two point lead over the president is within the poll's margin of error. Santorum leads the president by four points. The Des Moines Register reports:
The Republican with the biggest lead: Ron Paul, who would defeat Obama by 7 percentage points, 49 percent to 42 percent. Rick Santorum, winner of the 2012 Iowa caucuses, leads Obama 48 percent to 44 percent. Mitt Romney, edged in the caucuses by Santorum, leads Obama 46 percent to 44 percent.
The president defeats only Newt Gingrich, 51 percent to 37 percent.
Maybe Ron Paul is the most effective not-Romney after all?
More on the poll here.