Emily Ekins on Ron Paul's Rise in the Polls


On Tuesday, Ron Paul shocked the nation with a strong second place finish in the New Hampshire primary. Amidst the ephemeral rise and fall of most of the GOP field (Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum) Ron Paul has found a steady and consistent rise in the polls. In effect, writes Emily Ekins, the once-considered-fringe candidate has vaulted into the GOP top tier.