Yep. They've been running neck and neck for a while now at 10%. You can see the poll in the left column of this blog. Hillary has been riding the down spiral of her "funny" little sopranos video, while Paul has been on a massive upsurge of repeated good news as he places higher and higher in every poll he is included in as well as the snowballing effect of his message of freedom and liberty gathering followers wherever it touches. At the time of this writing, the newsvine/facebook poll has over 100,000 voters and the sheer numbers plus the efforts of newsvine makes it more accurate than most of the other fly-by-night polls of this sort. One thing these polls show is that the mainstream media 'pundits' are way off base. For instance, they are predicting Obama very distant to Hillary. This of course is a joke. Obama is far ahead of Hillary right now. Not that I like him, I think it would be charitable to call the man an empty suit, but the fact is he is FAR ahead of Hillary Clinton and only her massively powerful campaign spin machine with a complicit media is hiding that fact. On that note, I'm not a big fan of facebook (cia owned) or newsvine either. I suppose newsvine is alright and I can appreciate the idea behind it, but I prefer the anarchy of digg myself. Anyway, the point is that this poll is fairly accurate for a certain segment of the voting population. Mostly the younger population. Here's something they don't factor in to the polls: People under 21 are registering and going to be voting in nearly TWICE the number that they have in the previous elections. These are people that are NOT on the lists that pollsters use and are an unmeasureable x-factor in the upcoming elections that the mainstream media doesn't want to acknowledge and think they can marginalize by ignoring. Surprise. This will be the voting bloc that decides the election people. Hillary, most hated woman in America is OUT. Likewise the anti-freedom asshat Giuliani. This race is going to be decided on the internet, all unbeknownst to the so called pundits and it's going to be between Barak Obama and Ron Paul... at least that's the way it should turn out, but of course they could in theory cancel eachother out.
Anyhow... vote in the newsvine poll in the left column here and register your opinion. It really does matter.
As soon as Paul crushes Hillary in this poll, he'll be right on the heels of Gouliani and from there it's just a sprint to Obama who will undoubtedly falter between now and election time. VOTE! And as the saying goes "vote often". Don't let the media tell you 'who can win', decide for yourself.
On a side note... since I have multiple site statistic utilities installed here, I can verify that there is absolutely no gaming of the system going on and I have the logs to prove it.