Skip to comments.‘I think his goose is cooked’: Kerry dead last in poll (20th out of 20)
Posted on 11/28/2006 12:45:01 AM PST by raccoonradio
John F. Kerrys dead-last ranking in a poll of 2008 White House contenders has pundits saying hes down for the count, but the beleaguered senators camp insists hes still in the fight - and thats no joke.
The Quinnipiac University popularity rankings - based on interviews with 1,600 voters - come as Kerry struggles to recover from his botched attempt at humor when he made a reference to soldiers serving in Iraq.
Kerry ranked 20th out of 20 politicians, lagging far behind a slew of Democrats expected to seek the partys 2008 nomination.
Tops among Democrats was Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois), followed by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a former Connecticut Democrat turned independent; Kerrys former running mate, ex-North Carolina Sen. John Edwards; New York Sen. Hillary Clinton; and former Vice President Al Gore.
Kerry received a dismal average score of 39.6 out of a possible 100 in the poll.
The veteran senator and former Democratic nominee was even outpaced by a Bay State novice on the presidential trail, lame duck Gov. Mitt Romney, who is expected to seek the Republican nomination. Romney was 13th on the favorability list.
Obama scored second only to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has already announced he will explore a GOP presidential run.
The poll is the latest bad news for Kerry, who has been on a steady decline since nearly pulling off the 2004 presidential election. He suffered yet another setback a few weeks ago when he infuriated military families by cracking that students should stay in school or risk getting stuck in Iraq. He later apologized, saying the intended target of his ill-fated zinger was President Bush, not the troops.
I think his goose is cooked, John Norton, a retired political science professor at Pennsylvanias Lebanon Valley College, said of Kerry. He wasnt in a strong place to begin with and then his reaction to his most recent gaffe nailed the coffin.
He goofed up, agreed Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor Elaine Kamarck. Thats still fresh in peoples minds.
But Kerry aide Amy Brundage downplayed the survey findings, saying, Polls taken two years before an election arent worth the paper they are printed on.
Hell make his decisions about the future based on the issues, not on meaningless polls, Brundage said.
As for Romney, Norton expects the Bay State governors clean image to spur momentum as he gains more national exposure.
I wouldnt be surprised if he moved up in these type of rankings, Norton said. Hes kind of well-positioned to be more of a front-runner - in the top five.
The Massghanistanis will reelect him to the Senate in 2008.
hmmm people seem to like Rudy... imagine that.
Good riddance. A traitor should have never been able to secure his party's nomination in the first place. But then again, we are talking about the DNC.
"Senator Kerry: Educate Yourself. Some Want To Serve!"
Yes, they do. :-)
The "Massachusetts Moonbat Majority" always keeps re-electing the Democratic candidates no matter what at every political level for their entire lives! Massachusetts is just like living in a very socialistic country. The Massachusetts Republican Party has been way too weak for way too long to truly be able to successfully help in changing the political tide here in Massachusetts, and I truly don't see this five decade losing streak truly ending in either the short-term or in the long-term no matter who is Chairperson of the Massachusetts Republican Party.
The primaries are going to be fun. :)
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Good. No one deserves it more, the cowardly ba$tard.
On FR? NO!
Yep. And they are not that stupid, either - suggest a better way to keep him mostly away from MA for 6 years. Jailing him in another state would do it, and so would do shipping him out as an ambassador to Baboonia.
I was stationed at an embassy behind the Iron Curtain for a year during the Cold War. I can tell you there was more freedom in that nation than there is here in Kerrikennedistan.
on FR it's gonna be HELL! LOL
Don't worry I'm sure the libs will have their problems to since their "person"(The Beast) is already selected for them.
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