In the crunch time leading up to the January 3 GOP Iowa caucus, Republicans competing in the state are making their last-minute ad buys in the key early primary. Because of his outspoken libertarian views, many Pro-Life voters have been hesitant in backing Texas Rep. Ron Paul, despite his claim of being Pro-Life. Rep. Paul, who had delivered more than 4,000 babies as an obstetrician and gynecologist before entering politics, had focused on his defense of the sanctity of life in the run-up to his strong finish in the Ames Iowa straw poll. A new ad released Wednesday by the Paul campaign centers on the congressman's pro-life stance and previous career:
According to Real Clear Politics, Rep. Paul currently leads polls of likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers, three points ahead of Mitt Romney. Rep. Paul is polling third nationally, with a substantial gap between himself and frontrunners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.