Ron Paul Top of Latest ZimmPoll

Chuck Zimmerman

It looks like there are a lot of Ron Paul supporters out there. In our latest ZimmPoll we asked the question, “Which Republican candidate for President is best for ag?” The big leader was Ron Paul at 41% followed by Newt Gingrich, 16%; Herman Cain, 13%; Rick Perry, 8%; Rick Perry, 8%; Mitt Romney, 7%; Jon Huntsman, 6%; Michele Bachmann, 5%; Gary Johnson, 3% and Rick Santorum, 2%. Does this surprise you?

Our new ZimmPoll is now live. We’re asking the question, “Will higher cost (13%) of Thanksgiving dinner affect your meal?” The increased cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal comes from an announcement by the American Farm Bureau Federation last week.

AFBF’s 26th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.20, a $5.73 price increase from last year’s average of $43.47.

You can find the announcement here.

ZimmPoll is sponsored by Rhea+Kaiser, a full-service advertising/public relations agency.

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  1. To contemplate the incredible power and corruption of the federal government and then assume that elections are somehow honest and fair is a serious stretch of the imagination. The government-licensed media is showing us what we are going to “elect”. Ron Paul does not exist. He will not be allowed. Votes will be counted by machines with no paper trail using “proprietary” (secret) software.

    Half the nation is made up of fools who want more government so they can pick their neighbor’s pockets. We are doomed to a civil war between the parasites and the producers because the parasites will never, ever back down. For producers, backing down means slavery. But for parasites, backing down means suicide.

  2. To contemplate the incredible power and corruption of the federal government and then assume that elections are somehow honest and fair is a serious stretch of the imagination. The government-licensed media is showing us what we are going to “elect”. Ron Paul does not exist. He will not be allowed. Votes will be counted by machines with no paper trail using “proprietary” (secret) software.

    Half the nation is made up of fools who want more government so they can pick their neighbor’s pockets. We are doomed to a civil war between the parasites and the producers because the parasites will never, ever back down. For producers, backing down means slavery. But for parasites, backing down means suicide.

  3. I am not at all surprised by the results. Ron Paul is the champion of freedom, and farmers support freedom. While his stances regarding agriculture subsidies may upset those who benefit tremendously from these, he is a realist who isn’t afraid of pointing out that the country is bankrupt and that subsidies to agriculture, like those to oil, the auto industry, and others, ultimately hurt american citizens one way or the other. Further, he is the only candidate strongly advocating the relegalization of HEMP as a commercial product. While farmers struggle with rising fertilizer, pesticide, and other costs, HEMP remains the most productive plant on the planet, needs no pesticides whatsoever, improves the soil it grows in, chokes out weeds including thistle and other invasives, and currently is imported to the tune of several billion dollars. Unfortunately farmers in this country cannot benefit from this great plant that can be used for food, fuel, paper, clothing, and even construction, all because the DEA and the big pharmaceutical companies have more pull than farmers or even freedom in Washinton DC. Combine just this one aspect of his plan with sound currency that will eliminate inflation, a sound foreign policy that will save trillions down the road and his other stands – that he has CONSISTENTLY held for his entire political career, and it is a wonder that every voter isn’t supporting this great man.

  4. I am not at all surprised by the results. Ron Paul is the champion of freedom, and farmers support freedom. While his stances regarding agriculture subsidies may upset those who benefit tremendously from these, he is a realist who isn’t afraid of pointing out that the country is bankrupt and that subsidies to agriculture, like those to oil, the auto industry, and others, ultimately hurt american citizens one way or the other. Further, he is the only candidate strongly advocating the relegalization of HEMP as a commercial product. While farmers struggle with rising fertilizer, pesticide, and other costs, HEMP remains the most productive plant on the planet, needs no pesticides whatsoever, improves the soil it grows in, chokes out weeds including thistle and other invasives, and currently is imported to the tune of several billion dollars. Unfortunately farmers in this country cannot benefit from this great plant that can be used for food, fuel, paper, clothing, and even construction, all because the DEA and the big pharmaceutical companies have more pull than farmers or even freedom in Washinton DC. Combine just this one aspect of his plan with sound currency that will eliminate inflation, a sound foreign policy that will save trillions down the road and his other stands – that he has CONSISTENTLY held for his entire political career, and it is a wonder that every voter isn’t supporting this great man.

  5. why should anyone be surprised? Sure he wants to end the subsidies, that will hurt farmers. But he advocates legalizing production of raw milk and milk products, he advocates legalizing industrial hemp, he is against tracking animals as requires by USDA. And, if he does away with the corporate welfare, it effectively means more cash in farmers pockets. Many reasons to like him

  6. why should anyone be surprised? Sure he wants to end the subsidies, that will hurt farmers. But he advocates legalizing production of raw milk and milk products, he advocates legalizing industrial hemp, he is against tracking animals as requires by USDA. And, if he does away with the corporate welfare, it effectively means more cash in farmers pockets. Many reasons to like him

  7. Farmers are sensible enough to know the primary recipients of far subsidies are the agribusinesses which are competitors. Also, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if many farmers would grow hemp, as it is a hugely profitable cash crop.

  8. Farmers are sensible enough to know the primary recipients of far subsidies are the agribusinesses which are competitors. Also, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if many farmers would grow hemp, as it is a hugely profitable cash crop.

  9. @ Alex

    Farming companies who receive the subsidies are the big agro corps. Not the local dairy farmer. So the most well to do farming corporations get the benefits and the little guy not only does not receive those benefits but he has to pay taxes to pay for them. Absurd.

    Ron’s district in Texas is primarily agriculture & farm land – and yet he gets re-elected every year and the farmers down here love him.

    I’m not trying to light you up or anything because clearly you’ve made some great points and are a supporter, but I thought that you may have not known that tid bit.

  10. @ Alex

    Farming companies who receive the subsidies are the big agro corps. Not the local dairy farmer. So the most well to do farming corporations get the benefits and the little guy not only does not receive those benefits but he has to pay taxes to pay for them. Absurd.

    Ron’s district in Texas is primarily agriculture & farm land – and yet he gets re-elected every year and the farmers down here love him.

    I’m not trying to light you up or anything because clearly you’ve made some great points and are a supporter, but I thought that you may have not known that tid bit.

  11. The lion’s share of agriculture subsidies go to mega corporations like ADM and Cargill. Meanwhile, every farmer has to put up with the same regulations that are far more damaging the smaller their operation is.

    Ron Paul would do all he could not only to get rid of the subsidies, but also to end government’s interference in how a farmer uses his own property.

    -jcr

  12. The lion’s share of agriculture subsidies go to mega corporations like ADM and Cargill. Meanwhile, every farmer has to put up with the same regulations that are far more damaging the smaller their operation is.

    Ron Paul would do all he could not only to get rid of the subsidies, but also to end government’s interference in how a farmer uses his own property.

    -jcr

  13. I would like to see a commercial called “Agriculture for Ron Paul.” For various reasons explained above, Paul could be the most important candidate for farmers and others in the Ag business. Washington DC’s Corporatism in Ag has resulted in the destruction of the “family farm” and the deterioration of the health of the nation. The free market is the family farmers best friend.

  14. I would like to see a commercial called “Agriculture for Ron Paul.” For various reasons explained above, Paul could be the most important candidate for farmers and others in the Ag business. Washington DC’s Corporatism in Ag has resulted in the destruction of the “family farm” and the deterioration of the health of the nation. The free market is the family farmers best friend.

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