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Obama, Thompson lead in South Carolina
Political wire ^

Posted on 06/04/2007 11:42:33 AM PDT by John Cena

According to the latest Public Policy Polling survey of likely South Carolina primary voters, Sen. Barack Obama leads the Democratic presidential race with the support of 34%, trailed by Sen. Hillary Clinton with 31% and John Edwards with 15%.

On the GOP side, Fred Thompson leads his rivals with 27%, followed by Mitt Romney at 16%, Sen. John McCain at 15%, Rudy Giuliani at 14% and Newt Gingrich at 11%


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Illinois; US: Massachusetts; US: Michigan; US: New York; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina; US: Tennessee
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1 posted on 06/04/2007 11:42:35 AM PDT by John Cena
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To: John Cena

I’m very happy, this is very exciting


2 posted on 06/04/2007 11:43:58 AM PDT by cmsgop ( "cmsgop" a Mark Goodson / Bill Todman Production)
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To: John Cena
Hah hah! Take THAT, Lindsey. That's gotta hurt. Looks like the "bigots" didn't "shut up."
3 posted on 06/04/2007 11:44:07 AM PDT by Mamzelle ("Mr. Elite Pro-Amnesty Republican--Has your family ever employed illegal labor?")
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To: John Cena

Frednecks Rule!........


4 posted on 06/04/2007 11:44:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: John Cena; Politicalmom; Sturm Ruger; xsmommy; jellybean; RDTF; prairiebreeze

FREDmentum is building:)


5 posted on 06/04/2007 11:45:12 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: John Cena

This is great...

BUT...

Who is “public policy polling”?


6 posted on 06/04/2007 11:45:46 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (New York politicians do not think or believe like Americans. ...Thompson 2008)
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To: SE Mom

well good! i would expect him to prevail in south carolina, that’s really not rudy country : )


7 posted on 06/04/2007 11:47:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: John Cena

An Obama vs. Thompson election would at least be interesting.

And of course Fred would crush him :-)


8 posted on 06/04/2007 11:48:17 AM PDT by mhx
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To: Artemis Webb
Who is “public policy polling”?

A polling company recently started by Fred Thompson's immediate family. ;-)
9 posted on 06/04/2007 11:48:21 AM PDT by HaveHadEnough
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To: John Cena

I live in South Carolina.

Friday night I was at a cocktail party and the who party was buzzing about Fred Thompson - and I would say that 40% of us have been hard core Rudy fans.

We all agreed - if Fred and get aggressive - harness a simple message - he will be HELL to beat.

It was a great party - everyone was talking and there were supporters for all the candidates - except McCain - only one idiot old woman was for him (no offense ladies)

We got her drunk and left her in the corner.

Great GOP primary - no doubt.


10 posted on 06/04/2007 11:50:17 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Jake The Goose

How did immigration and Little Lord Lindsey figure in the conversation?


11 posted on 06/04/2007 11:52:33 AM PDT by Mamzelle ("Mr. Elite Pro-Amnesty Republican--Has your family ever employed illegal labor?")
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To: Jake The Goose
Friday night I was at a cocktail party and the who party was buzzing about Fred Thompson

I was at a birthday party Saturday night and experienced the same thing... REAL people are ABUZZ about Fred! (and I didn't even start it)

12 posted on 06/04/2007 11:53:20 AM PDT by rhinohunter (...I'm not waiting on a lady...I'm just waiting on a Fred)
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To: John Cena
[.. On the GOP side, Fred Thompson leads his rivals with 27%, followed by Mitt Romney at 16%, Sen. John McCain at 15%, Rudy Giuliani at 14% and Newt Gingrich at 11% ..]

That was quick.. Fred kicked the others to the curb in one day.. Gingrich as a running mate just might be a blockbuster..

Gingrich in a debate with whoever the democrats chose as VeeP would be like sending the democrat through a chipper.. And with Newts input to Freds campaign would be powerful..

Could galvanize the republican party.. should happen soon though.. They are burning daylight..

13 posted on 06/04/2007 11:54:06 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: John Cena

Here in Washington State, at Saturday’s King County GOP Convention, Fred Thompson got 89 votes in the straw poll taken. Mitt Romney came in 2nd place with 39 votes, followed by the rest of the pack.


14 posted on 06/04/2007 11:54:34 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: SE Mom; Politicalmom; All

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=Fred%20Thompson

Check that link for lots of new news on Fred Thompson.


15 posted on 06/04/2007 11:55:22 AM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: Mamzelle

Immigration - simple - BORDERS first - then who cares. If we can secure the borders - than those here can stay - that seemed to be the majority.

Lord Lindsay - at the party - his name did not come up. Most men (men) and most women (women) don’t care too much for him. That said - he is one hell of a politician - his skills are strong. He sucks


16 posted on 06/04/2007 11:56:04 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: rhinohunter

I have been driving around for weeks with a Fred Thompson bumper sticker. Over the weekend someone placed a note on my car asking me to call them to let him know where I got it.


17 posted on 06/04/2007 11:56:23 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: John Cena

John Edwards polls 15% in his own state. I guess it’s because he’s sued just about everyone in the state at one time or another.


18 posted on 06/04/2007 11:56:31 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: John Cena

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that we won’t be seeing this poll on Hugh Hewitt’s website.


19 posted on 06/04/2007 11:58:13 AM PDT by The Blitherer (These are not dark days; these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived. -WSC)
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To: Red Badger
I just told someone I was a Fredhead but maybe I am a Fredneck instead. It fits better. ;9)
20 posted on 06/04/2007 11:58:21 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: mhx

Most South Carolina democrats are black. That’s not typical across the country. I can’t see the racist Democrats nominating a black to be President, even if he is from The Religion of Peace.


21 posted on 06/04/2007 11:58:59 AM PDT by dangus (Mr. President, "Choke on it b!+ch" is not a very good campaign slogan for your amnesty.)
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To: John Cena
Wow!

On the GOP side, Fred Thompson leads his rivals with 27%

But, actually, we've been predicting this for weeks. I'm thrilled at this.

Go FRed!

22 posted on 06/04/2007 11:59:00 AM PDT by upchuck (If you don't have borders, you won't have a nation ~ Mark Steyn)
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To: John Cena

Crazy. Thompson hasn’t even declared yet, and he’s winning SC? If the guy had been in a debate, they might have impeached Bush and installed him right on the spot.


23 posted on 06/04/2007 11:59:51 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: John Cena; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; Abbeville Conservative; ...
All together now...

Yes!

South Carolina Ping

Add me to the list. / Remove me from the list.

24 posted on 06/04/2007 12:01:06 PM PDT by upchuck (If you don't have borders, you won't have a nation ~ Mark Steyn)
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To: The Blitherer

“I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that we won’t be seeing this poll on Hugh Hewitt’s website.”

Mail him the article and ask him to link it on his website...ROFL


25 posted on 06/04/2007 12:01:18 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: The Blitherer
I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that we won’t be seeing this poll on Hugh Hewitt’s website.

You might. Romney at 16% is the highest he has polled yet in the Palmetto state.

26 posted on 06/04/2007 12:03:57 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Fred 2008)
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To: Brilliant

You got the wrong Carolina, my friend. John Edwards is from North Carolina. This is a poll of South Carolina.


27 posted on 06/04/2007 12:03:58 PM PDT by John Cena
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To: hosepipe

“Gingrich in a debate with whoever the democrats chose as VeeP would be like sending the democrat through a chipper..”

Yeah right. Newt really sent algore through the wood chipper on the global warming scam didn’t he?(sarcasm)

Newt’s treatment of his ill wife and his subsequent affairs outed him for the low class human being and hyocrite he is.

Thompson will NEVER choose Newt as a running mate, thank God.


28 posted on 06/04/2007 12:04:06 PM PDT by Neville72 (uist)
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To: Red Badger
Frednecks Rule!........

LOL.. first time I have seen that.... I like it.

29 posted on 06/04/2007 12:05:00 PM PDT by sand88 (q)
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To: John Cena
On the GOP side, Fred Thompson leads his rivals with 27%, followed by Mitt Romney at 16%, Sen. John McCain at 15%, Rudy Giuliani at 14% and Newt Gingrich at 11%

My gawd, Rudy's in FOURTH place. He can't even top McNutz.

And Fred is nearly double the pack without even entering the race.

30 posted on 06/04/2007 12:05:32 PM PDT by dirtboy (A store clerk has done more to fight the WOT than Rudy.)
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To: dirtboy

McNut down to 15% in the state he’s been working since 2000? In the state he absolutely has to win.

ROTFLMAO! This is excellent.


31 posted on 06/04/2007 12:07:15 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Fred 2008)
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To: John Cena
From the same linked website...

“According to a new Public Policy Polling survey of likely Iowa caucus-goers, John Edwards and Mitt Romney hold double digit leads in the first major contest of the 2008 presidential race.( snip)

On the Republican side, Romney is at the front with 31% support, while Fred Thompson comes in second with 15%, followed by Newt Gingrich with 10%, John McCain with 9% and Rudy Giuliani with 8%.”

Second place in Iowa for Fred now but that will change once the cornhuskers get up to speed.

Rudy is being CRUSHED which is always a good thing.

32 posted on 06/04/2007 12:11:16 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: Ditter

FredHead...FredNeck...works for me. I’m in all the way!


33 posted on 06/04/2007 12:11:31 PM PDT by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN OLD FEMALE FREEPER!)
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To: mhx

I hope. The country might be stupid enough to elect Obama. He is Jimmy Carter but with charm.


34 posted on 06/04/2007 12:13:48 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: HaveHadEnough

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/clients.asp


35 posted on 06/04/2007 12:14:54 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: dirtboy

“My gawd, Rudy’s in FOURTH place. He can’t even top McNutz.”

Rooty is FIFTH in Iowa..lol


36 posted on 06/04/2007 12:15:19 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: sand88

I much prefer Fredneck to Fredhead. Sounds too much like Deadheads, Grateful Dead fans...........


37 posted on 06/04/2007 12:15:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: Beagle8U

“Fred now but that will change once the cornhuskers get up to speed.”

That’s Hawkeyes my friend.


38 posted on 06/04/2007 12:18:20 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: mhx
And of course Fred would crush him :-)

Oh most definatly.

Obama is good at debating other democrats, but when he debated Keyes (who had no shot what so ever of winning), he got crushed.

It didn't matter much, Obama had that election safe and in the bag, but Keyes exposed all of Obama's weak points debating, it was bizarre.

39 posted on 06/04/2007 12:19:00 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: traderrob6

Well, They have lots of corn to husk in Iowa too...lol


40 posted on 06/04/2007 12:20:56 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: John Cena; All

There are increasing signs there will be an “all Tennessee” election, with Fred Thompson versus Albert Gore. Hillary Clinton has too many people against her; Barack Hussein Obama is too inexperienced, too Muslim and not that great at debating; John Edwards is, well, John Edwards (I won’t quote Ann Coulter). On the GOP side, Rudy Giuliani is not a republican; John McCain is crazy; Mitt Romney is too slick and the rest are also-rans.


41 posted on 06/04/2007 12:29:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: John Cena

42 posted on 06/04/2007 12:34:38 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney (...and another "Constitution-bot"))
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To: Neville72
[.. Newt’s treatment of his ill wife and his subsequent affairs outed him for the low class human being and hypocrite he is. ..]

Gossip?.. You know nothing of this story.. except what you've heard.. Who could?.. Married life has twists and turns and you were Not in on any of them.. Newtwise..

Gossip is perverse.. and one dimensional..

43 posted on 06/04/2007 12:37:08 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Neville72

agreed, Newt is radioactive.

GOP should stay away from him. Smart guy, but polarizing (and a tad arrogant).


44 posted on 06/04/2007 12:37:43 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Red Badger

Let’s beat the drum for the term “Fredneck” (I’m one!) to describe Thompson For President supporters.

Just to p.o. the driveby media so they’ll start calling us racists.

Just so the Dems will go postal and say we Frednecks are racist sexist fascist bigot homophobe nativists blah blah blah.

This is really neat. A few days ago I was resigned to doing nothing in the polling booth in 2008 except to vote against the Democrat. Now there’s an actual conservative Republican to vote FOR!

:^)


45 posted on 06/04/2007 12:38:21 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Brilliant
John Edwards polls 15% in his own state.

Though Edwards was born in SC he is from NC. Only in the medias mind is Edwards considered from SC.

46 posted on 06/04/2007 12:44:38 PM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: John Cena
His strategy of not declaring seems to be working well.
47 posted on 06/04/2007 12:47:02 PM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: John Cena; Liz
Gee, what happened to Rudi's strong polling there and all those firefighters (well, maybe a dozen) who were supporting him tooth and nail?

This is the nail in McStain's coffin. If he can't pick up the slack, he should drop out right now.
48 posted on 06/04/2007 12:51:37 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: elcid1970
I didn't invent the term, I believe some other FReeper did.....
49 posted on 06/04/2007 1:03:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: Beelzebubba

FredEx....When you care enough to send the VERY BEST!...........


50 posted on 06/04/2007 1:04:06 PM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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