Rand Paul Is Real in New Hampshire

The only other major Republican without a negative rating is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

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The conventional wisdom among Republican elites is that Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is a fringe candidate with limited popular appeal. That may prove correct in the long run, but it's unsupported by recent polls -- especially last week's Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New Hampshire survey.

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