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May 4, 2007

Survey USA Poll: Giuliani Beats Opponents in Debate

A poll of 317 viewers watching the debate were asked to rate the performance of the candidates:

Rudy Giuliani 30%
Mitt Romney 12%
John McCain 11%
Jim Gilmore 8%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Sam Brownback 4%
Mike Huckabee 4%
Tom Tancredo 4%
Ron Paul 2%
Tommy Thompson 2%

UPDATE: Drudge report is having an interactive poll, but it does allow for multiple voting, so pretty worthless.

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17 Comments »

  1. Yea and 12000 have voted online and he’s at 43%
    so believe what you want

    300-11000 just a slight difference

    Comment by Flo Hoffman — May 4, 2007 @ 4:55 am | Reply

  2. It’s well known that the drudge poll doesn’t have safeguards against cheating. This is a scientific poll.

    Comment by Fred Thompson — May 4, 2007 @ 5:02 am | Reply

  3. On the Drudge poll you can vote multiple times. If you read my other posts, I felt that Romney won, but a poll of live people stated differently.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — May 4, 2007 @ 5:10 am | Reply

  4. Here are the “Internals” of the Survey USA Poll
    Geography Surveyed: California
    Data Collected: 05/03/2007
    Release Date: 05/03/2007 10:40 PM ET
    Sponsors: KABC-TV Los Angeles, KGTV-TV San Diego, KPIX-TV San Francisco

    Who Won CA Republican Presidential Debate? Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani convincingly won tonight’s California debate among Republican candidates for President of the United States, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 317 state of California debate watchers. Giuliani was picked as the winner by 30% of those in CA who watched. Former MA Governor Mitt Romney, who was picked as the winner by 12%, and AZ Senator John McCain, who was picked as the winner by 11%, tied for 2nd place, far back from Giuliani. All other candidates were in single digits.

    Who Has The Best Plan for Iraq? McCain did much better when CA debate watchers were asked specifically about which Republican has the best plan for Iraq. 20% of CA debate watchers say McCain has the best plan for Iraq, which was only slightly behind Giuliani, who was picked by 25% as having the best Iraq plan.

    Who Has The Best Solution for Immigration? Giuliani was seen as having the best solution for immigration reform by 31% of CA viewers. No one else was close.

    Exactly Who in CA Watched? 51% of debate viewers were white. 28% of debate viewers were Hispanic. 15% of debate viewers were Asian. 45% of debate viewers were Republican. 30% of debate viewers were Democrats. 22% of debate viewers were Independent. 43% of debate viewers were Pro-Life. 53% of debate viewers were Pro-Choice.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — May 4, 2007 @ 5:36 am | Reply

  5. California Republicans only, one might note, in this poll. The general public feels differently, as evidenced on msnbc.com. I couldn’t stand any of those guys. Ron Paul was the only man of principle in this debate, as Mike Gravel was last week.

    Comment by Sam Marsh — May 4, 2007 @ 6:06 am | Reply

  6. The MSNBC and the Drudge Poll have a fatal flaw in that you can click lots of times.

    Actually it wasn’t just Republicans which may limit the value of the poll, as it is still for a primary.

    I like Ron Paul, but I disagree with him. Mike Gravel has disturbed me since I was a political babe and I vaguely remembered his antics in the Senate in the 70’s, however, to each his own!

    Comment by avoiceofreason — May 4, 2007 @ 6:08 am | Reply

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  9. 136 people polled??? what a bunch of bullsh*t, ron paul killed them in the msnbc poll of 80,000 people, did you hear me EIGHTY THOUSAND, THAT’S FOUR ZEROS, YOU JERK OFF

    Comment by clay — May 6, 2007 @ 10:04 pm | Reply

  10. WHOEVER MADE UP THIS STUPID POLL IS AN A$$HOLE, INFOWARS.com!!!!
    go ron paul or mike gravel they both rock

    Comment by clay — May 6, 2007 @ 10:05 pm | Reply

  11. Ron Paul is the only republican candidate worth considering for the office. He walloped the others with his expertise on the history and issues, while the rest tried to kiss up to the cameras and invoke the bull$hit, and unconstitutional “war on terror” and the name and legacy of Ronald Reagan.

    Ron Paul sounded like oen of the founding fathers, NOT a lobbyist’s best friend like all the others. One look at his voting record should convince any true republican that he is the right man for the job.

    Comment by John — May 7, 2007 @ 2:32 am | Reply

  12. Whose more likely to vote? The people who participated in the MSNBC poll or the folks that were chosen ‘randomly’?

    Comment by Allan — May 7, 2007 @ 3:25 am | Reply

  13. In the msnbc poll you couldn’t vote twice otherwise i damn sure would have voted for Ron Paul twice. I’m more inclied to go by the msn poll as acurate for that reason even tho they still don’t give him the media coverage he deserves. What gets me is, are the media so stupid that they think their biased opinions aren’t going to infuriate people? It will only help Ron Paul get more votes. I’m sure Ron Paul will win the popular vote regardless of how many delegates are paid off to vote otherwise.

    Comment by Sillyrabt — May 7, 2007 @ 8:15 am | Reply

  14. Ron Paul still is at less than 2% nationally.

    Take out the Kool Aid if you think he has a shot.
    That’s not to say that he doesn’t have valid points, he just has no shot.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — May 8, 2007 @ 2:03 am | Reply

  15. A candidate like Ron Paul who will actually work for the interests of the american middle class will have no problem gaining voters, whether or not the votes are counted are another issue. The elite of this country, and worldwide, are frightened of ron paul and you know they will do anything they can to keep him out. Ron Paul has a good shot because too many of us are aware there is no difference between a bush or a clinton or a guiliani, they serve the same globalist pieces of trash. WE WANT CHANGE AND WE WILL GET IT.

    Comment by Robb — May 10, 2007 @ 1:34 am | Reply

  16. I keep hearing Ron Paul only has 1 or 2 percent in the polls, what polls are these and how is that possible? Every poll I see shows Ron Paul in first or second. How can people not know who he is? We need to send Ron Paul every cent we can so those who have been so unfortunate as not to know of him can hear and see who he is and what he stands for, he is the only candidate I have seen in my life telling the truth and talking straight, if he isn’t elected president it is because we didn’t help him all we could. This great man has stepped up to the plate as the peoples representative against the big business, big money, big spending candidates and he is being laughed at, we the people are being laughed at, it is time to take our country back into the hands of the people and and send the greedy corporate elite a strong message about the power of the people and the constitution written to protect us from exactly what is going on right now, our liberty is being taken away, our wealth is being stolen, and our children are being enslaved and brainwashed into thinking it is all good. We know the truth, we know what to do, we must all stand united with Ron Paul and the revolution will come and go with out a shot fired, America will be returned to its rightful owners and we can all learn a valuable lesson about responsibility and how easy our freedom can be taken away if we are not vigiliant about protecting it.

    Comment by Steve — May 26, 2007 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  17. I love Ron Paul, he is the only person that will save this country from bankrupcy. But will those in the old-media establishment keep claiming his followers are spamming the online polls when the pollsters keep saying their software is too sophisticated for that.

    Go Ron Paul!!!!!

    Comment by NEIL HAIG — June 3, 2007 @ 7:21 pm | Reply


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