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Giuliani Top Choice Among Both Moderate and Conservative Republicans (New Gallup Poll)
Gallup ^ | 3/20/07

Posted on 03/20/2007 8:21:54 AM PDT by areafiftyone

March 20, 2007

Giuliani Top Choice Among Both Moderate, Conservative Republicans

Gingrich, Romney do better among conservatives than moderates


by Jeffrey M. Jones

GALLUP NEWS SERVICE

PRINCETON, NJ -- With the 2008 Republican presidential field beginning to come into shape, there are still questions and apparent opportunities for a favorite "conservative" candidate to emerge. The three leading announced contenders -- Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, and Mitt Romney -- have taken stances in the past that are out of step, if not unpopular, with conservative voters, although all have taken recent steps to try to reassure conservatives. The key question is whether conservatives will be able to look past any differences they may have with these candidates and support one of them for the nomination -- or hope that a more solidly conservative candidate emerges from the back of the pack or enters the race.

An analysis of Republicans' primary nomination preferences in recent Gallup Polls show that while conservative Republicans are less likely to support Rudy Giuliani than liberal or moderate Republicans, the former New York City mayor is the clear leader among both groups. John McCain, who is in second among both groups, also fares slightly better among moderates than conservatives. Though well behind the two leaders, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are much more likely to be supported by conservatives than moderates and liberals. At the same time, conservative and moderate Republicans' basic favorable ratings of Giuliani are highly positive and similar between the two groups, as are their ratings of McCain. Romney's favorable ratings are better among conservatives than moderate and liberal Republicans.

Nomination Preference by Ideology

Gallup combined data from its last two Republican nomination trial heats, conducted Feb. 9-11, 2007, and Mar. 2-4, 2007, to get a better sense of how the candidates fare among ideological groups. Both polls showed Giuliani leading among all Republicans over McCain by a healthy margin, with Gingrich third.

Since relatively few Republicans identify as liberals, the responses of liberals and moderates are combined into one group. Republicans are about twice as likely to identify as conservative when asked about their ideological leanings than as either moderate or liberal.

The analysis shows that Giuliani is the top choice among both conservative Republicans and liberal and moderate Republicans, though he has greater support among the latter group. McCain finishes second among both groups, and also polling slightly better among moderates and liberal Republicans.

Preference for 2008 Republican Presidential Nomination,
Results by Ideology

Aggregated Data From Feb. 9-11, 2007, and March 2-4, 2007, Surveys

Moderate/
Liberal Republicans

%

Conservative
Republicans

%

Rudy Giuliani

48

Rudy Giuliani

38

John McCain

26

John McCain

20

Mitt Romney

3

Newt Gingrich

14

George Pataki

2

Mitt Romney

8

Sam Brownback

2

Tommy Thompson

2

Newt Gingrich

2

 

Tommy Thompson

2

 

 

 

All others

3

All others

9

 

 

No preference

11

No preference

9

Giuliani and McCain are the only candidates with any significant support among moderate and liberal Republicans, with everyone else at 3% or less. On the other hand, Gingrich (14%) and Romney (8%) get higher support among conservative Republicans than liberal or moderate Republicans, but both trail the leading candidates by substantial margins among conservatives.

Gingrich has yet to make his presidential intentions known, saying he will decide whether to formally enter the race later this year. His showing among conservative Republicans indicates he could be a factor in the race, particularly since Republican primary and caucus voters are mostly conservative in their ideological orientation.

If Gingrich does not enter the race, Romney and Giuliani may benefit more than the other Republican candidates among conservatives. When the data are re-calculated by substituting Gingrich supporters' second choice for the nomination in place of their Gingrich vote, Giuliani's support among conservative Republicans increases to 43% (from 38%) and Romney pushes into the double digits at 11%. McCain's support is generally unchanged (21% compared to 20%) with Gingrich in the race. No other candidate gains more than a point in support among conservatives.

Preference for 2008 Republican Presidential Nomination,
Results by Ideology (Without Gingrich)

Aggregated Data From Feb. 9-11, 2007, and March 2-4, 2007, Surveys

Moderate/
Liberal Republicans

%

Conservative
Republicans

%

Rudy Giuliani

49%

Rudy Giuliani

43%

John McCain

27%

John McCain

21%

Mitt Romney

3%

Mitt Romney

11%

George Pataki

3%

Sam Brownback

2%

Sam Brownback

2%

Duncan Hunter

2%

Tommy Thompson

2%

Tommy Thompson

2%

 

Tom Tancredo

2%

 

 

All others

4%

All others

7%

 

 

No preference

11%

No preference

10%

Favorable Ratings of Candidates

In addition to measuring the candidates' current support for the nomination, Gallup has also asked Republicans for their overall opinions (favorable or unfavorable) of the leading contenders in the last two months. In general, Giuliani (80%) is viewed more favorably than McCain (68%) by Republicans regardless of their ideology. Eighty percent of both conservative and moderate Republicans have a favorable opinion of Giuliani. McCain's favorable ratings are 66% among moderate and liberal Republicans and 69% among conservative Republicans.

While Republicans' opinions of both Giuliani and McCain are similar by ideology, there is more variation in views of Romney, though the difference is largely due to conservatives being more familiar with him than moderates and liberals. Among conservative Republicans, 38% view Romney favorably, 13% unfavorably, and 49% do not know him well enough to give a rating. Among moderate and liberal Republicans, 23% have a favorable view, 11% an unfavorable one, and 66% cannot rate him.

Favorable Ratings for 2008 Republican Presidential Nomination,
Results by Ideology

Aggregated Data From Feb. 9-11, 2007, and March 2-4, 2007, Surveys

Favorable

Un-
favorable

No
opinion

%

%

%

Rudy Giuliani

 

 

 

All Republicans

80

11

10

Moderate/Liberal

80

7

13

Conservative

80

13

8

 

 

 

John McCain

 

 

 

All Republicans

68

19

13

Moderate/Liberal

66

17

17

Conservative

69

21

10

 

 

 

Mitt Romney

 

 

 

All Republicans

32

12

56

Moderate/Liberal

23

11

66

Conservative

38

13

49

Gingrich's favorable ratings were asked in just one poll, the March 2-4, 2007, poll. Fifty-four percent of Republicans viewed him favorably and 30% unfavorably in that poll, with 16% not having an opinion. Thus, Republicans give Gingrich the highest negative rating among the leading candidates. The data suggest that he is viewed much more favorably by conservative Republicans than by moderate and liberal Republicans so he may not be quite as vulnerable in the primaries as the overall data suggest. Gingrich would have a much harder time in the general election, though, as he is the only leading contender of either party who has a net negative favorable rating (29% favorable and 49% unfavorable) among all Americans.

The favorable ratings show that conservative Republicans are apparently quite comfortable with both Giuliani and McCain -- both are given positive reviews by more than two-thirds of conservative Republicans. That would indicate that there may not be a substantial push to draft a conservative candidate among the Republican rank and file. However, that is not to say that if one emerges in the next several months that the candidate could not be competitive with the current group of frontrunners.

Survey Methods

These results are based on telephone interviews with a randomly selected national sample of 849 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, aged 18 and older, conducted Feb. 9-11, 2007, and Mar. 2-4, 2007. For results based on this sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of error attributable to sampling and other random effects is ±4 percentage points.

Results based on the sample of 552 conservative Republicans have a maximum margin of sampling error of ±5 percentage points.

Results based on the sample of 289 moderate or liberal Republicans have a maximum margin of sampling error of ±6 percentage points.In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.


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1 posted on 03/20/2007 8:21:59 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

"conducted Feb. 9-11, 2007, and Mar. 2-4, 2007"


2 posted on 03/20/2007 8:23:36 AM PDT by TommyDale (What will Rudy do in the War on Terror? Implement gun control on insurgents and Al Qaeda?)
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To: areafiftyone
Giuliani Top Choice Among Both Moderate, Conservative Republicans Democrats and RINOs
3 posted on 03/20/2007 8:25:38 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: TommyDale

Pre-Fred Thompson.

Fred would crush all.

Run, Fred, run!


4 posted on 03/20/2007 8:26:00 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: Blackirish; Jameison; Sabramerican; BunnySlippers; tkathy; veronica; Roccus; Jake The Goose; ...

((((RUDY PING)))))


5 posted on 03/20/2007 8:27:00 AM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: TommyDale

Hmm, the informal office poll among all the Conservative and Libertarians here where I work reveal ZERO (0) support for Rudy McRomney, yes, all three.


6 posted on 03/20/2007 8:27:08 AM PDT by lormand (Michael Wiener - the tough talking populist moron, who claims to be a Conservative)
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To: TommyDale

Meaningless. Poll conducted before Fred Thompson said he might run.


7 posted on 03/20/2007 8:27:57 AM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: MeanWestTexan

A-men!

Both polls were done before Fred really started hinting at a run. It was around the first week of March, but only in the last 10 days has he really been buzzing.


8 posted on 03/20/2007 8:28:44 AM PDT by RockinRight ("After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood." - FDT)
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To: TommyDale
The MSM and the pollsters are sure trying to sell Rudy to everyone. I guess they think their message will convert all conservatives.

NO SALE HERE

9 posted on 03/20/2007 8:28:46 AM PDT by politicalwit (Family values don't stop at the border...but Federal laws do.)
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To: areafiftyone

It is way too early and if Fred Thompson comes into the race look out Rudy! Too early the election is not until next year. People do not even care, only the guys running and the political pundits , and of course 24 hour news.


10 posted on 03/20/2007 8:29:02 AM PDT by betsyross1776 (BIG HOME DO NOT BUY YOU HAPPINESS)
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To: MaestroLC

LOL! So every poll is meaningless until King Fred says he is running? Boy that really cuts it.


11 posted on 03/20/2007 8:29:11 AM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: areafiftyone

This proves that Gallup is out of touch. Or does it prove that Free Republic is out of touch?


12 posted on 03/20/2007 8:30:07 AM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Patron Saint of Mediocrity)
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To: areafiftyone
I have fundamental problems with any poll that shows 20% of conservatives voting for John McCain. That is practically impossible.
13 posted on 03/20/2007 8:31:26 AM PDT by Durus ("Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." JFK)
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To: Cyclopean Squid
This proves that Gallup is out of touch. Or does it prove that Free Republic is out of touch?

Free Republic has been out of touch with the American voting public since the 2006 elections.

14 posted on 03/20/2007 8:31:51 AM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: lormand
Hmm, the informal office poll among all the Conservative and Libertarians here where I work reveal ZERO (0) support for Rudy McRomney, yes, all three.

Hmm... well I just did an informal office poll and 100% here voted for some guy named Anyone Butt Hillary.  Poor guy, mother must have hated him to give him a name like that.

15 posted on 03/20/2007 8:32:19 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.)
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To: HawaiianGecko

LOL!!!


16 posted on 03/20/2007 8:35:10 AM PDT by RockinRight ("After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood." - FDT)
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To: areafiftyone

It is way too early and if Fred Thompson comes into the race look out Rudy! Too early the election is not until next year. People do not even care, only the guys running and the political pundits , and of course 24 hour news.


17 posted on 03/20/2007 8:36:40 AM PDT by betsyross1776 (BIG HOME DO NOT BUY YOU HAPPINESS)
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To: areafiftyone
I'm waiting for Fred.

I'll give ten times the amount to Fred Thompson that I gave to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

The Swiftees did their duty and have my eternal gratitude, but I'd much rather be for a real conservative than against a lying gigolo.

18 posted on 03/20/2007 8:37:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Cyclopean Squid

IF Fred runs that is one thing (I support Fred), but I think it's clear that we who see Rudy for what he is have lost.

Over at Lucianne they are even more rabid in their Rudymania. Id say about 75-80% of them are for him.


19 posted on 03/20/2007 8:38:04 AM PDT by NucSubs (Rudy Giuliani 2008! Our liberal democrat is better than yours!)
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To: HawaiianGecko

Same here.

Most of my "conservative" family and co-workers love Rudy.


20 posted on 03/20/2007 8:39:10 AM PDT by NucSubs (Rudy Giuliani 2008! Our liberal democrat is better than theirs!)
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To: Cyclopean Squid

Or does it prove that Free Republic is out of touch?

Pioneers always take the arrows.
Yet another poll that means "Didi" very little, most don't care (yet) F. Thompson may run, and Newt May run.

The Rudy boys are counting there eggs before there is even a chicken..


21 posted on 03/20/2007 8:40:26 AM PDT by p[adre29 (Arma in armatos)
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To: areafiftyone
Giuliani Top Choice Among Both Moderate, Conservative Republicans

Not with this conservative Republican.

22 posted on 03/20/2007 8:41:52 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: politicalwit
The MSM and the pollsters are sure trying to sell Rudy to everyone.

Just like their successful campaign for Bob Dull in '96.

23 posted on 03/20/2007 8:43:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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Hunter isn't in there. They're scare of Hunter?


24 posted on 03/20/2007 8:45:03 AM PDT by wastedyears ("These colours don't run, from cold bloody war." - Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson)
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To: areafiftyone

Fuggeddaboutit Rudi.Tancredo's running.


25 posted on 03/20/2007 8:45:14 AM PDT by hschliemann
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To: NucSubs
. . .but I think it's clear that we who see Rudy for what he is have lost.

Not ready to throw in the towel yet. A lot can happen in a pretty short time.

But it is sad and rather shocking how far left those who call themselves conservatives have moved.

26 posted on 03/20/2007 8:46:18 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: areafiftyone
Free Republic has been out of touch with the American voting public since the 2006 elections.

Amen!

27 posted on 03/20/2007 8:46:44 AM PDT by MACVSOG68
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To: politicalwit

Rudy's new official campaign photo

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28 posted on 03/20/2007 8:48:41 AM PDT by TommyDale (What will Rudy do in the War on Terror? Implement gun control on insurgents and Al Qaeda?)
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To: MACVSOG68

I guess they don't learn even when they lose elections. Very strange Indeed.


29 posted on 03/20/2007 8:50:20 AM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: Cyclopean Squid
"Or does it prove that Free Republic is out of touch?"

You would also have to think that Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh and others are also out of touch. I don't think so. The Drive-By Media have annointed Rudy Giuliani as the GOP nominee because they know they can destroy him later during the real campaign.

30 posted on 03/20/2007 8:52:44 AM PDT by TommyDale (What will Rudy do in the War on Terror? Implement gun control on insurgents and Al Qaeda?)
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To: areafiftyone

Rudy Giuliani carries far too much baggage

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31 posted on 03/20/2007 8:54:39 AM PDT by TommyDale (What will Rudy do in the War on Terror? Implement gun control on insurgents and Al Qaeda?)
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To: areafiftyone
This poll is useful as a beginning point -- analysis just from this one poll is junk, but it will be helpful when they do this poll again in a few months to determine the trend.

/random bold

32 posted on 03/20/2007 8:55:25 AM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: lormand

All I had to do is look at how and who were polled.

I never believe this garbage.

Polls are used anymore to create a perception hoping that people are mindless followers.

The battles are just beginning. The mud wars have yet to begin.


33 posted on 03/20/2007 8:55:38 AM PDT by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: politicalwit
NO SALE HERE
yep, no kidding. Here either.
If he ends up with the nomination it would really be a tough call.
It is a lot easier to deal with when you know you have an enemy of the Republic as president than when you have an enemy of the Republic that half the people follow because he waves the Republican flag.
There is no way I could vote for him. Unfortunately there is a much bigger no way that I could vote for hillary; so I'd have to vote for him just to vote against her.
This is just the predicament the enemies of our nation depend on.
34 posted on 03/20/2007 8:56:18 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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35 posted on 03/20/2007 8:57:24 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: MeanWestTexan

B"H


36 posted on 03/20/2007 8:58:52 AM PDT by APRPEH (Hillary probably wouldn't approve, but I can live with that....)
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To: Antoninus; GulfBreeze; processing please hold; dynachrome; Spiff; flashbunny; NapkinUser; Liz; ...

Interesting for noting

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1803763/posts?page=35#35


37 posted on 03/20/2007 8:59:00 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: areafiftyone
You said, "Free Republic has been out of touch with the American voting public since the 2006 elections".

No question about it. However, FR is NOT out-of-touch with the Conservative Wing of the Republican Party. Good luck electing a liberal without the energy, enthusiasm, volunteer time and effort, and turnout that the Conservative Wing can supply (if it is not slapped in the face, by nominating a liberal like JulieAnnie)

Maybe you Rudy-apologists can do it without us, maybe not. We'll see, but good luck anyway.

38 posted on 03/20/2007 9:00:24 AM PDT by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: areafiftyone

Thompson's a good guy and a realistic candidate, unlike Tancredo, Hunter, or Gingrich. I agree with you that polling is not a Communist conspiracy.

Partisans will always shoot the messenger-- it is much easier than accepting that there are conservatives out there that have reasonable disagreements. If it so happened that Giuliani slips in the polls, we'd even see many of the Rudy partisans claiming it is a conspiracy by the Clintons.


39 posted on 03/20/2007 9:01:09 AM PDT by JHBowden (President Giuliani in 2008! Law and Order. Solid Judges. Free Markets. Killing Terrorists.)
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To: MaestroLC; RockinRight; betsyross; areafiftyone; Cyclopean Squid; Durus
The percentage breakdowns and preference order of this presidential preference poll are JUNK.

It says very, very, very little about who conservatives or moderates will support when the campaign hits actual primaries.

It will be useful in the future as a baseline to analyse preference TRENDS, in ... oh, four months or so.

Although, as pointed out, there's likely to be a different group of candidates polled when the question is asked again.

40 posted on 03/20/2007 9:01:51 AM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: areafiftyone

Years ago, Congressman and medical doctor Larry McDonald was working late in his Capitol Hill office when an old friend from medical school knocked on his door. Larry rose and greeted his guest and, after exchanging the usual pleasantries, looking a bit dejected, his friend slumped into a chair.

Larry asked him what was wrong.

With a little sigh, his friend said “Every few years, a group of us have to take time away from our practices and jobs and come all the way up here to meet with our representatives and senators to try to head off some new effort to trash the Constitution. And I often get the feeling that these guys up here just aren’t listening.”

Laughing, Larry offered, “You do know, don’t you, that there’s a better way?”

“What’s that, Larry?”

“You and your friends ought to get together at home and find a House candidates who shares your values and get behind him with support and resources and REPLACE those guys who aren’t listening. And if there is no candidate with those qualifications, go out and CREATE one – maybe even run yourself! And if, down the road, the new guy stops listening to you, work to replace HIM. The beauty of the House of Representatives is that the Founding Fathers designed it so that these folks have to come home every 24 months to get their tickets punched by the voters. And as we both know, the taxing and spending occur in the House. If the lower house refused to fund some liberty destroying or unconstitutional agency or program, it just won’t happen.”

“But, Larry, how do we convince the rest of the voters that the incumbent needs to be replaced?”

“That used to be a real challenge since poll after poll asking folks what they thought of congress usually got very negative answers. But when asked how they thought THEIR guys were doing up here got responses indicating that THEIR guys were doing a good job. There’s a new program called Tax Reform Immediately (TRIM) that uses only one yardstick for its quarterly rating of every member of congress – the United States Constitution.” (http://www.trimonline.org)

“Does it work, Larry?”

“One of my favorite stories about that is the 16 year-old paperboy out in the Midwest who every quarter paid to have 10,000 TRIM Bulletins printed and threw them on his route and in another 9,500 lawns in his district – FROM HIS BIKE! After 3 quarters of that, the incumbent was ousted for someone who more closely represented the views of the voters. On election night, the red-faced loser was interviewed on TV and, waving a TRIM Bulletin, sputtered that it was a right-wing plot to “get him.” It was GREAT TV.”

“A ‘plot’ by a 16 year-old paperboy.” Larry and his guest laughed.

“And it’s happening all over the country – even in my state, Georgia. My supporters down there are keeping the voters in the 7th informed about my votes up here. Since my only standard is the Constitution, they keep sending me back. So it works both ways: The good guys get reelected and the bad guys get sent home – or hang around as lobbyists.” Another chuckle.

“But what about the presidential election?”

“While important, if we had 300 or so decent representatives up here on the Hill, they’d take back much of the power they’ve shipped down to 1600 over the past years and the 4 year beauty contest would become far less important than it now is. A metaphor for these elections for president, representatives and senate is a 3 card Monte game: While everyone is focused on the card marked with the “P,” the “R” and “S” cards are largely ignored.”

Larry’s friend returned home, got his friends and neighbors up to speed with TRIM – and within a year, had a new and improved representative.


41 posted on 03/20/2007 9:02:12 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (.)
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To: areafiftyone
I guess they don't learn even when they lose elections. Very strange Indeed.

You know, you reminded me of how they love to throw around the term "RINO", meaning of course, Republican in name only. Yet these are the same posters who tell us all that unless we get their social right candidate that they will refuse to vote Republican. Now, I ask, who is a Republican in name only?

42 posted on 03/20/2007 9:03:19 AM PDT by MACVSOG68
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To: areafiftyone
When the data are re-calculated by substituting Gingrich supporters' second choice for the nomination in place of their Gingrich vote, Giuliani's support among conservative Republicans increases to 43% (from 38%) and Romney pushes into the double digits at 11%. McCain's support is generally unchanged (21% compared to 20%) with Gingrich in the race. No other candidate gains more than a point in support among conservatives.

TRANSLATION: Conservatives would rather be relevant than right. The 2006 election results were extremely favorable to Giuliani because they woke up all Republicanns, conservatives and moderates, to the political reality that conservatism as a running platform in a general election is no longer a viable strategy. This poll says as much.

Here on FR a few might speak loudly, but even here Giuliani polls favorably, especially head-to-head versus McCain. People recognize the need to reverse the 2006 bleeding, and Giuliani offers the best hope in that regard.

43 posted on 03/20/2007 9:03:49 AM PDT by massadvj
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To: TommyDale

What I am particularly disgusted with is the discovery of campaigns of the power of sites like FR and lucciane.

As a result, obvious campaign workers post here (Ron Paul and Rudy being ones I have noticed) in an attempt to manipulate "base" opinion.

It's not working, guys. Please stop.


44 posted on 03/20/2007 9:04:12 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: All

Duncan Hunter remains the best possible candidate. Although it is disturbing that so many Republicans are apparently ignorant to who Duncan Hunter is, I think it will be something when they get a chance to see him during the debates. The man is a natural leader and give it time we can see change. Debates and more campaigning. That is what it is about.


45 posted on 03/20/2007 9:04:39 AM PDT by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. IN 2008)
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To: MeanWestTexan
As a result, obvious campaign workers post here (Ron Paul and Rudy being ones I have noticed) in an attempt to manipulate "base" opinion.

Do you have proof of that? I don't know any campaign workers and I certainly am not a campaign worker.

46 posted on 03/20/2007 9:05:33 AM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: bushfamfan

Duncan Hunter - I hope he can make a showing. He has my support.


47 posted on 03/20/2007 9:09:08 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: JHBowden

And wouldn't you say that you consider Thompson a 'realistic candidate' because he is an actor? In all seriuosness, why don't you people just open up the fact this is hype yet again because you know he's an actor and that takes precedence with you. If he wasn't, nothing would have stuck out about a 6 yr. Senator. Hunter is the real deal and will show who is the REAL candidate during the debates. His only problem is name recognition, unfortunately. But he is solid as they come and will continue to show he has what it takes. That is REALITY, not some tv show script telling us what is supposed to be. It's about campaigning and how well you can sell your policies.


48 posted on 03/20/2007 9:09:49 AM PDT by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. IN 2008)
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To: MeanWestTexan

You mean they are trying to hijack conservative sites and try to make their candidate look like a conservative? Who'd of thunk it? :-)


49 posted on 03/20/2007 9:11:07 AM PDT by TommyDale (What will Rudy do in the War on Terror? Implement gun control on insurgents and Al Qaeda?)
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To: areafiftyone

Duncan Hunter looking like a Goliath amoungst Davids < /s>


50 posted on 03/20/2007 9:12:44 AM PDT by zarf (Her hair was of a dank yellow, and fell over her temples like sauerkraut......)
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