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April 12, 2007

Gallup Poll: Rudy Cleans Up

A Gallup poll covering 4/2 through 4/5 has Rudy Giulliani demonstrating a dominating lead over all the other contenders in the GOP field.  Mr Giuliani received 38% of the polls nods, while the other four candidates (Sen. McCain, Gov Mit Romney, Sen. Fred Thompson, and Newt Gingrich) combied for 42% of the voters preference.  Other minor candidates – Hunter, Tancredo, Brownbeck et al – were not registering at all, and Romney’s anemic 6% has to be taken as a sign, that this guy is just not catching on with voters.

Although Sen. McCain has a slight lead in the NH poll, and it is matched by Giuliani’s lead in the Iowa Caucas, the real possibility is that Super Tuesday, with NY and CA on the same night, could serve as a coronation if the former NYC mayor’s numbers hold to form.

Of course, ANYTHING is possible, but it seems that Mr. Giuliani may have weathered the storm caused by the Kerik incident, and seems to be regaining traction despite some concerns of his allegedly liberal positions concerning abortion (he supports the Hyde Amendment – hardly a bastion of liberalism), gun control (guns are and were allowed in NYC,  and what major urban center does not try to regulate guns), and same sex marriage (his views are identical with the current Administration – which again is hardly ultraliberal).  The liberal tag has been waved for months now, and it’s neither sticking, nor is it factual.

Of course, Senator McCain’s speech today, which was covered here, may have an impact on the race.  Sen. McCain was in good form, and this may help as he clearly articulated his policy and preferences.



  1. Rudy needs to clean up his act. He won’t last long once conservatives finally figure out he’s not one of them.

    Comment by Psycheout — April 12, 2007 @ 6:38 am | Reply

  2. And why aren’t we on your blogroll. I see Bloggers for Rudy and Blogs for McCain but no Blogs 4 Brownback. Hmmm. Must be an oversight.

    Comment by Psycheout — April 12, 2007 @ 6:42 am | Reply

  3. I don’t put up blogs for those under 10%. I’m not kidding.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — April 13, 2007 @ 12:31 am | Reply

  4. As soon as Fred Thompson really steps out Rudy’s numbers will fall. Thompson won’t have a problem raising money because if you ask me a lot of the “real conservatives” are holding their money for the “real conservative” to get in the race anyways. A lot of people support Rudy because they think that he’s the only GOP candidate that can win, but Thompson will have a huge base of supporters.

    Comment by LLR — April 13, 2007 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

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