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National, State Polls Show Support for Pro-Abortion Rudy Giuliani Dropping
Life News ^ | 10/25/07 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 10/25/2007 4:12:07 PM PDT by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Rudy Giuliani continues to drop in national and state polls following a seminal survey issued just two weeks ago by the Des Moines Register. That poll was the first to show Giuliani's campaign hurting as more Republicans recognize his pro-abortion view and newer polls show his numbers continuing to drop.

A new Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll showed the lowest numbers for Giuliani of any recent surveys.

Giuliani is now supported by just 21% of likely GOP voters while Fred Thompson is the top choice for 19%. Another seventeen percent are undecided while John McCain has the backing of 14 percent and Mitt Romney enjoys the support of 12 percent.

Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, is up to double digits for the first time and now has the support of 10% of Republicans nationally.

Looking at the daily tracking numbers from Rasmussen, Giuliani has steadily dropped from a high of 30 percent in the middle of October while Thompson and Romney have remained steady at about 20 percent and 15 percent respectively.

Huckabee has climbed as has McCain, the Arizona senator, who was as low as 8 percent in the middle of the month.

Polls in the early primary and caucus states also show Giuliani slumping and have Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, continuing to hold on to a solid lead.

In Iowa, two recent polls by Rasmussen and Strategic Vision find Romney at an average of 26 percent, Thompson and Huckabee at about 15 percent and Giuliani in fourth with 13 percent. McCain has the backing of just 5 percent of Republicans in Iowa.

New Hampshire polls have Romney averaging 27.5 percent in the last two surveys, Giuliani at 20.5 percent, McCain at 17 percent, Thompson at 9 percent and Huckabee at eight percent.

And a new survey released Thursday by SRBI Research showed Governor Romney leading with 32%, while 22% support former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. McCain received 15% while 7% support Congressman Ron Paul of Texas and 6% support former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

Senator Fred Thompson finished 6th with only 5% in the survey.

South Carolina has a tighter race with Romney, Giuliani and Thompson all leading in recent polls and Nevada and Michigan has mixed results as well while Giuliani leads in Florida.

As they have done in the past, New Hampshire and Iowa will likely weed out lower-tier candidates and give a boost to the winner. But, as the polls stand now, Romney could have the most to gain from the two leading states and Giuliani could find himself having to play catch up.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; elections; fredthompson; giuliani; prolife; rudygiuliani; stoprudy
It's over Rooty Toot, so get out and let some real conservatives have the limelight.
1 posted on 10/25/2007 4:12:08 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: cgk; Coleus; cpforlife.org; narses; 8mmMauser

Pro-Life Ping


2 posted on 10/25/2007 4:12:44 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: TitansAFC

Stop Rudy Ping


3 posted on 10/25/2007 4:12:59 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Bye Bye, tootyfruityrudy. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.


4 posted on 10/25/2007 4:14:10 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: wagglebee

Roooody, the romance is gone. You should be, too.


5 posted on 10/25/2007 4:17:39 PM PDT by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: wagglebee
Big surprise.


6 posted on 10/25/2007 4:17:48 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: wagglebee

Several FReepers have been posting for some time that Rootie would be in trouble once his liberal social views became more known. Looks like that chicken has come home to roost.

FRed bump!


7 posted on 10/25/2007 4:18:04 PM PDT by upchuck (Hildabeaste as Prez... unimaginable, devastating misery! She will redefine "How bad can it get?")
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To: wagglebee

Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, is up to double digits for the first time
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and he will now be scrutinized carefully on his immigration/tax record


8 posted on 10/25/2007 4:18:47 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: wagglebee
National, State Polls Show Support for Pro-Abortion Rudy Giuliani Dropping.

Good.
9 posted on 10/25/2007 4:19:15 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: wagglebee

Rudy gave a great speech at the 04 pubbie convention. At that time i though he would make a great candidate for 08.....then I found out about him...yuck city.

Rudy its been real....lets not do lunch.


10 posted on 10/25/2007 4:24:33 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (He's the coolest thing around, gonna shut HRC down, gonna turn it on, wind it up, blow em out, FDT!)
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To: HerrBlucher

I would have no problem with Rooty Toot campaigning in the northeast for a real conservative. There is a role for him, just not what he has in mind.


11 posted on 10/25/2007 4:26:28 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Yes, stop the only liberal republican...for the sake of our country, party, conservatism, and life.

Let Rudy run on the Dem ticket, and we’ll call it even.


12 posted on 10/25/2007 4:28:50 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: wagglebee

FRED THOMPSON 2008!!!!!


13 posted on 10/25/2007 4:30:37 PM PDT by Paige ("Facts are stubborn things." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: wagglebee

That is because the voters are starting to learn about the a real Rudy and not the 911 hype job


14 posted on 10/25/2007 4:38:49 PM PDT by uncbob (m first)
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To: wagglebee

The more Rudy opens his mouth, the faster his poll numbers drop. Kind of like when his wife supposedly called during his speech when he screwed up the meaning of the 2nd amendment.


15 posted on 10/25/2007 4:44:34 PM PDT by Post-Neolithic (Money only makes Communists rich Communists)
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To: wagglebee
Opinion Dynamics issued a dim poll with + or - 3% accuracy while their Republican poll was + or - 6%. It had Fred losing 4 points and and rootie losing 2 (since their last poll)... the games these liberals do play... they just love rootie. Even Brit used the phrase “seemingly” to reference this latest poll.

LLS

16 posted on 10/25/2007 4:45:32 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: ari-freedom
and he will now be scrutinized carefully on his immigration/tax record

I am only just starting to get to know Huckabee but everything I'm learning tells me that he is not very conservative on taxes, spending, federalism, small government, free enterprise, private property, etc. I simply don't trust people who are not capitalists through and through.

17 posted on 10/25/2007 4:49:02 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: LibLieSlayer

The media and the ‘Rats would LOVE for Rooty to be the nominee, they will destroy him within a week. The fact that we already know so many negative things about Rooty leads me to believe that there are a lot more bombshells that are waiting to explode at the right moment.


18 posted on 10/25/2007 4:55:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: rogue yam

well there are two types to watch out for
There are the so called fiscally responsible tax hikers. They would raise taxes to balance the budget. Think Hoover, Bob Dole and Bush #1. Huck is definitely in that category.

Then there are those who believe in taxes so that the rich pay their fair share. Huck has made statements that sound a lot like class envy but he is also for the Fair tax.


19 posted on 10/25/2007 5:01:46 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: wagglebee

I agree with you completely.

LLS


20 posted on 10/25/2007 5:02:07 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: wagglebee

Hopefully Fred can capitalize. My fear is that Mitt will fill Rooties spot in the polls.


21 posted on 10/25/2007 5:08:19 PM PDT by DemEater
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To: wagglebee
LIZ: "Rooty should resign from the race NOW."

"Oh, thtop it Lith, you horrid conthervative meanie, thtop it!"

22 posted on 10/25/2007 5:32:43 PM PDT by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: FreeInWV; 383rr; abishai; Afronaut; airborne; Alberta's Child; Antonious; azhenfud; B Knotts; ...

The “Stop Rudy” ping list!

E-mail/ping me if you want on/off the list! SPREAD THE WORD!!!


23 posted on 10/25/2007 5:58:23 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("My 80% enemy is not my 20% friend" -- Common Sense)
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To: ari-freedom
"Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, is up to double digits for the first time..."

link to Huckabee's issues website

24 posted on 10/25/2007 6:01:49 PM PDT by dano1
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To: All

Is Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee a Pro-Growth, Economic Conservative?

Taxes

The Club for Growth is committed to lower taxes across the board. Lower taxes on work, savings, and investments lead to greater levels of these activities, thus encouraging greater economic growth.

Governor Huckabee touts himself as an economic conservative, writing in his biography that he “pushed through the Arkansas legislature the first major, broad-based tax cuts in state history” and “led efforts to establish a Property Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights” early on as governor (Arkansas Times 09/22/05), but he only offers a small piece of the picture.

It is true that Governor Huckabee fought for an $80 million tax cut package in 1997 that was passed by the Arkansas legislature (Cato Policy
Analysis No. 315, 09/03/98); cut the state capital gains tax in 1999 (The Commercial Appeal 02/29/99); and passed the Property Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights in the same year, limiting the increase in property taxes to 10% a year for individuals and 5% per taxing unit (AP 03/16/99). However, his record over the rest of his ten-year tenure tells a starkly different story.

Immediately upon taking office, Governor Huckabee signed a sales tax hike in 1996 to fund the Games and Fishing Commission and the Department of Parks and Tourism (Cato Policy Analysis No. 315, 09/03/98).

He supported an internet sales tax in 2001 (Americans for Tax Reform 01/07/07).

He publicly opposed the repeal of a sales tax on groceries and medicine in 2002 (Arkansas News Bureau 08/30/02).

He signed bills raising taxes on gasoline (1999), cigarettes (2003) (Americans for Tax Reform 01/07/07), and a $5.25 per day bed-tax on private nursing home patients in 2001 (Arkansas New Bureau 03/01/01).

He proposed another sales take hike in 2002 to fund education improvements (Arkansas News Bureau 12/05/02).

He opposed a congressional measure to ban internet taxes in 2003 (Arkansas News Bureau 11/21/03).

In 2004, he allowed a 17% sales tax increase to become law (The Gurdon Times 03/02/04).

By the end of his ten-year tenure, Governor Huckabee was responsible for a 37% higher sales tax in Arkansas, 16% higher motor fuel taxes, and 103% higher cigarette taxes according to Americans for Tax Reform (01/07/07), garnering a lifetime grade of D from the free-market Cato Institute.

While he is on record supporting making the Bush tax cuts permanent, he joined Democrats in criticizing the Republican Party for tilting its tax policies “toward the people at the top end of the economic scale” (Washington Examiner 09/13/06), even though objective evidence demonstrates that the Bush tax cuts have actually shifted the tax burden to higher income taxpayers.

Finally, Governor Huckabee opposed further tax cuts at a 2005 gathering of Iowa conservatives (AP 09/17/05). On January 28, 2007, Governor Huckabee refused to pledge not to raise taxes if elected President, first on Meet the Press and then at the National Review Conservative Summit. The evidence suggests that his commitment to protecting taxpayers evidenced in his early gubernatorial years may be a thing of the past.

Spending

The Club for Growth is committed to reducing government spending. Less spending enhances economic growth by enabling lower taxes and diminishing the economically inefficient political allocation of resources.

Under Governor Huckabee’s watch, state spending increased a whopping 65.3% from 1996 to 2004, three times the rate of inflation (Americans for Tax Reform 01/07/07).

The number of state government workers rose 20% during his tenure (Arkansas Leader 04/15/06), and the state’s general obligation debt shot up by almost $1 billion, according to Americans for Tax Reform.

The massive increase in government spending is due in part to the number of new programs and expansion of already existing programs initiated by Governor Huckabee, including ARKids First, a multimillion-dollar government program to provide health coverage for thousands
of Arkansas’ children (Arkansas News Bureau 04/13/06).

These large increases in government borrowing and spending significantly impede economic growth.

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2007/01/a_report_on_mike_huckabees_fis.php

*******

In a press release issued, former Governor Mike Huckabee took issue with the Tancredo campaign’s characterization of him as a pro-amnesty politician. Unfortunately for the Governor, the facts support the label.

Fact #1. As Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee denounced an immigration bill (Arkansas Senate Bill 206) that “would have required proof of citizenship to register to vote and would have required state agencies to report suspected cases of people living in the country illegally.”
(Doug Thompson, “Immigration Bill un-christian..governor says”Arkansas News Bureau 1/28/05)

Fact #2. As Governor, Mike Huckabee offered a proposal to give state funded scholarships and state benefits to illegal aliens.
(Laura Kellams, “Huckabee Plan would give aid to illegal aliens” Arkansas Democrat Gazette 1/12/2005)

Fact #3. Governor Huckabee supported a Bush-backed immigration plan that provides a path to citizenship for some illegal aliens.
(CNN 2008 Election Center, http://edition.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/candidates/mike.huckabee.html)

Fact #4. Governor Huckabee refuses to sign the “No Amnesty Pledge”.

The Governor is suffering from what is called “amnesty amnesia”. It is a contagious ailment spreading rapidly through the ranks of the Republican presidential candidates.

Watch Huckabee admit to selling out our citizenship to illegal aliens. He thinks it’s not amnesty, but illegal aliens still get the grand prize: citizenship.


25 posted on 10/25/2007 6:08:41 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: dano1
http://www.taxhikemike.org/

As Fred Thompson points out: "Some think the way to beat the Democrats in November is to be more like them."

We need to fight the liberals in both parties.

26 posted on 10/25/2007 6:12:04 PM PDT by iowamark (FDT: Some think the way to beat the Democrats in November is to be more like them.)
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To: All

I figured this would happen as more and more people started learning about Rudy.


27 posted on 10/25/2007 6:40:56 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: dano1

we know his record, what he actually said in debates


28 posted on 10/25/2007 6:45:23 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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People, people, people! I’m not sensing a whole lotta love for Rudy!
29 posted on 10/25/2007 7:32:40 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: wagglebee

People flocking to the Huckster now.

Too bad Huckster is another faux conservative with a horrible tax-and-spend track record.


30 posted on 10/25/2007 8:39:46 PM PDT by WOSG (I just wish freepers would bash Democrats as much as they bash Republicans)
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To: Politicalmom

Thanks for the reminder.

I am convinced Huckabee is a VP shill for Rudy, just like Obama is a VP shill for Hillary.

These are candidates not quite qualified for the top spot, but which are great crowd pleasers and so will make a good ‘opening act’ for the campaign of the candidate on top. You can smell the Media Agenda a mile away.


31 posted on 10/25/2007 8:43:19 PM PDT by WOSG (I just wish freepers would bash Democrats as much as they bash Republicans)
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To: wagglebee

Praise The Lord!!!!!


32 posted on 10/25/2007 8:49:40 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Fred Thompson for President)
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To: wagglebee

We should refer to him exactly like that:

“Pro-Abortion Rudy Giuliani”


33 posted on 10/26/2007 1:11:31 AM PDT by iowamark (FDT: Some think the way to beat the Democrats in November is to be more like them.)
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


34 posted on 10/26/2007 3:44:58 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: ari-freedom
and he will now be scrutinized carefully on his immigration/tax record
As well as on his "cap-and-trade" carbon emissions position:
Huckabee Backs Mandatory U.S. Cap on Global-Warming Pollution

35 posted on 10/26/2007 10:59:12 AM PDT by eastsider
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