By what is apparently double the nearest competitor. At last look he had 33% of the vote to 16% for Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani, with John McCain at 15%. That would be considered a win by anybody I would think. Popularity in New Hampshire is not an easy thing to come by.
But wait. There is more. Every question Brit Hume asked was asked either derisively or facetiously when speaking to Ron, and every answer given was combative and circuitous. Ron really didn’t answer the questions he was asked, but rather rephrased them to fit the answers he wanted to give. He was shrill, petuleant, and argumentative. His viewpoint appeared to be self serving and cowardly, and during his debate within a debate with Mike Huckabee he came off as irrational and whiny.
This was not only an unpresidential showing, it exhibited almost perfectly why he is for ending the war on drugs. He appeared very in need of something to get him back in touch with reality.
BTW, the poll was a nationwide phone in poll in which you can call as often as you like, but you have to pay for each call.