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Zogby: Romney Rockets in New Hampshire Poll (RINO Rudy slips to 3rd!)
News Max ^ | 4/5/07 | Staff

Posted on 04/05/2007 9:47:17 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky

Zogby: Romney Rockets in New Hampshire Poll

Latest New Hampshire telephone poll shows Romney's support nearly doubles to 25 percent to tie McCain; Giuliani trails at 19 percent.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has rocketed to the top of the field of contenders for the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary crown, running dead even with Arizona Sen. John McCain at 25 percent each, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.

With Romney’s ascension, the GOP presidential race looks just like the Democratic contest — a three-way battle!

While McCain has held mostly steady at the top of the Republican field in New Hampshire, losing just one point since January, Romney has made the big move up from 13 percent two months ago. Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York who is the toast of Republican primary voters nationally, finds himself in third place in the Granite State at 19 percent support, falling slightly from 20 percent in January to 19 percent this week.

Fred Thompson, the actor and former senator from Tennessee won 6 percent support in this latest survey of 502 likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters, which was conducted April 2-3, 2007, and contains a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points.

Pollster John Zogby: "Score this as a big week for Mitt Romney. These poll numbers, together with the small increase in Iowa and a huge fundraising effort, puts him into the top tier and makes him a major player in the race for the GOP nomination. John McCain’s support stays steady and makes him a contender and gives him a boost in an otherwise lackluster week. Move over, Rudy. You’ve got a real race on your hands!”

Romney has a slight edge over McCain among men — 27 percent support Romney while 25 percent favor McCain. Giuliani gets 19 percent support among men. McCain wins support from 25 percent of women, followed by Romney (23 percent) and Giuliani (18 percent).

McCain is the favored candidate among younger respondents — nearly half (48 percent) of those 18-29 said they would vote for the former war hero-turned senator. There is also strong support for Romney among this age group, as 37 percent said they would support the former Massachusetts governor. Giuliani gets the most support from those age 30 to 49 at (28 percent) and leads the field over all other candidates among this age group.

More than half of respondents (54 percent) said they were more likely to vote for a candidate who is generally more conservative, while 37 percent said they would favor a more moderate candidate. Romney is the top choice of those who identify themselves as "conservative” and "very conservative."

The vast majority respondents (85 percent) said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who stands up for what they believe in, regardless if they can win the general election. Younger respondents (ages 18 to 29) were more likely than older respondents to favor a candidate who will stand by his or her beliefs — 96 percent in this age group feel this way, compared to 79 percent of those age 65 and older. Women (89 percent) are also more likely than men (82 percent) to say they would vote for the candidate who puts their beliefs first. Overall, 11 percent said they would rather have a candidate who can win.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; antigun; electionpresident; elections; giuliani; mitt; rinorudygiuliani; romney; romneylies; rudy; zogby

1 posted on 04/05/2007 9:47:18 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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To: Ol' Sparky

I think Ol’ Sparky needs a towel to clean up the mess.


2 posted on 04/05/2007 9:47:52 AM PDT by zarf (Her hair was of a dank yellow, and fell over her temples like sauerkraut......)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Mwuhahahahahaahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahh!!!!!


3 posted on 04/05/2007 9:49:58 AM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: zarf

Does zarf need a tissue?


4 posted on 04/05/2007 9:51:10 AM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Where have all the Rudybots gone,
Long time passing?
Where have all the Rudybots gone,
Long time ago?
Where have all the Rudybots gone,
Gone to DU, every one.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?


5 posted on 04/05/2007 9:53:03 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: Ol' Sparky

http://www.city-journal.org/html/17_1_rudy_giuliani.html. Learn the truth about Guiliani.


6 posted on 04/05/2007 9:53:37 AM PDT by MikeA (The US news media are the Democratic Party's organ grinder monkeys.)
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To: MikeA

Money talks....in this case..it’s screaming.........

Don’t care who does what...but let’s get our nominee
all the support they need, to fend off the Dems....
they think they are in...we have to get moving..
sooner than later...JK


7 posted on 04/05/2007 10:00:16 AM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: Ol' Sparky; SierraWasp
The vast majority respondents (85 percent) said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who stands up for what they believe in, regardless if they can win the general election.

Well that's refreshing.

8 posted on 04/05/2007 10:01:14 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Still trying to figure out how Romney can “be a life long hunter” when he’s only been hunting twice... once when 15 and once when 59.


9 posted on 04/05/2007 10:02:25 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: theDentist

As long as he ends up bagging Rudy, it doesn’t matter. LOL


10 posted on 04/05/2007 10:07:06 AM PDT by mkjessup (If Reagan were still with us, he'd ask us to "win one more for the Gipper, vote for Duncan Hunter!")
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To: TommyDale
I’m sure you’ll call me a Rudybot, since I voted for him.

My choice at the time was him or David Dinkins for mayor of New York.

He’s not my ideal candidate, None of the current three are.

I am anti-abortion and don’t believe in gay rights, gun control and many other issues that he believes in.

But if I am ultimately presented with a choice of Rudy against ANY Democrat or a third party candidate that has zero chance of winning, I will enthusiastically vote for Rudy.

There are fascist forces in this world that seek to abort our entire way of life.

Preventing western culture from those barbarians is JOB ONE in my book (having witnessed the WTC burning on the horizon from my Long Island home), and I trust Rudy to do that. Like it or not, America is the only bulwark against Islam-fascist tyranny.

Fire away.

11 posted on 04/05/2007 10:10:24 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: Ol' Sparky

Interesting...


12 posted on 04/05/2007 10:11:20 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Yankee

I meant Protecting Western culture, not Preventing.


13 posted on 04/05/2007 10:12:12 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: Ol' Sparky

Who wants to bet if Rudy doesn’t get the nomination or some other prominent position, OR, a true conservative gets nominated, he goes dem?


14 posted on 04/05/2007 10:15:58 AM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: Yankee

By the way, Romney is my preferred candidate of the current top three.


15 posted on 04/05/2007 10:17:19 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: Ol' Sparky

Impressive. Romney has come back out of nowhere. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues and in other states.


16 posted on 04/05/2007 10:17:43 AM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Ol' Sparky
Just gives us someone besides McLame & Rudy. Is that asking too much? Romney looks formidable. He looks presidential, he's sharp & intelligent. He's got some good backers. As of now he & Hunter should battle it out.
17 posted on 04/05/2007 10:20:31 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: stevio

If he didn’t go DEM to win office in New York, he wouldn’t go DEM for the presidency.

Unless you’ve lived in New York, I wouldn’t expect you to understand how badly the deck is stacked against Republicans.

He’s not an opportunist like Bloomberg.


18 posted on 04/05/2007 10:21:10 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: Ol' Sparky
While Rudy is falling dramatically, this poll has to be disappointing for Hunter... no improvement throughout 1Q.

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19 posted on 04/05/2007 10:22:14 AM PDT by nctexan (Top 10 Presidential Reqs. for 2008 - see my homepage)
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To: Yankee

I understand your loyalty to Rudy, but what makes you think he is the only candidate capable of continuing the War on Terror?


20 posted on 04/05/2007 10:23:25 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: Yankee

Just for the record, not every Rudy supporter is a “Rudybot”. That name is given to those who go into an automatic mode, defending him at every turn, telling us every few moments that “he is the only candidate who can win and if we don’t support him, we will get a President Hillary”, yada, yada.


21 posted on 04/05/2007 10:26:21 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: Yankee

I am a conservative and like Rudy (not every single issue). In particular, I like his leadership and strength on law and order, defense, and economic policy. I don’t like Abortion, but frankly that has become more an issue for the courts.


22 posted on 04/05/2007 10:29:57 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: TommyDale
Reread my post. I said no such thing.

I said if presented with a choice (General Election, not Primary) of him or ANY Democrat or third party candidate, I would enthusiastically vote for him.

I am presently leaning toward Romney, but he's not a "pure and clean as the wind driven snow" conservative either. Unfortunately there is no Ronald Wilson Reagan around today.

23 posted on 04/05/2007 10:30:11 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: nctexan

There is no surprise here. Romney gets a bump for raising so much money and for his NE roots. They will always love McCain in NH but he’s not viable nationally at this point. We need two strong candidates, and if Romney is the other one, that’s great.


24 posted on 04/05/2007 10:30:40 AM PDT by veronica
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To: TommyDale
I want the best candidate we can field against the Pusillanimous Democrat Party. The only one of the top three I cannot stomach is McStain, but I think he’s on the way out anyway.
25 posted on 04/05/2007 10:34:47 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: Yankee

Your reasoning is fine, it is the cliche premise that Rudy can or will be our only choice that gets everyone’s hackles up. We are a long, long way from that right now. So if Rudy is too liberal to be your nominee, then say so. Speak out for the candidate(s) you do like, and you never will be forced to “hold your nose” in the voting booth.


26 posted on 04/05/2007 10:35:11 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia
Hey George,

I'm in Georgia now too, going on four years. There are Dems here way to the right of most NY Republicans.

Born and raised a Yankee, but my politics have always been sorta' Rebel. LOL

27 posted on 04/05/2007 10:39:17 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: nctexan

Where did the other 16% go in January?


28 posted on 04/05/2007 10:43:26 AM PDT by LexBaird (98% satisfaction guaranteed. There's just no pleasing some people.)
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To: Yankee

What if Fred Thompson enters the race in about 3 or 4 weeks, and immediately becomes the front runner? Would you find him acceptable?


29 posted on 04/05/2007 10:46:04 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: TommyDale

More than acceptable. He moves to first place on my list.

However, I am not so sure he’s getting in.


30 posted on 04/05/2007 10:49:37 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: Yankee

Word out there today is that he is under contract until May 1 for his TV show. I have been told by people in Tennessee that he would enter in the May timeframe as well.


31 posted on 04/05/2007 10:52:14 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: theDentist
Still trying to figure out how Romney can “be a life long hunter” when he’s only been hunting twice... once when 15 and once when 59.

My grandmother was a lifelong Republican and she only voted twice about 30 years apart.

In the United States of America it the fact that you are free to hunt anytime in your like that is important, not how many times you actually do.

Also, I am a life long bass fisher woman who has NEVER CAUGHT ONE!
32 posted on 04/05/2007 10:54:09 AM PDT by msnimje (True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.)
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To: LexBaird
"Where did the other 16% go in January?"

I don't know for sure... it's certainly not my poll.

Since the field was pretty undefined in January, I would guess that it was for other potential candidates who are now off the radar screen.

Note: there's no Newt or Condi on either poll.

33 posted on 04/05/2007 10:58:54 AM PDT by nctexan (Top 10 Presidential Reqs. for 2008 - see my homepage)
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To: TommyDale

LMAO td.


34 posted on 04/05/2007 11:19:51 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I suspect when McCain concedes, Guliani is going to get a huge bump. I see McCain voters going that way.


35 posted on 04/05/2007 11:22:05 AM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: Ol' Sparky; TommyDale; Yankee; Digger
Appears that Judi " the love of his life" is sinking Rudy's campaign faster than you can say "raisins soaked in gin." Judi Giuliani surpasses even Terayza Heinz Kerry as the most radioactive campaign spouse.

Rudy/Judi's public adultery. Their serial marriages. Judi forgetting she had another husband. Puppy stapling. PLUS Judi's 20/20 Cabinet-grab train wreck.......have all taken their toll.

Have at it Judi, old girl. Go ahead, sink Rudy another 10 points---remember a forgotten spouse, tell Rudy you'd rather be vice-presudent, or staple another puppy.

USA Today/Gallup March 23-25 poll shows Rudy Giuliani with 31% of the vote, down from 44% March 2-4. Similar results come from April 4 Rasmussen poll. Giuliani still leads with 26%, down from 35% percent from March 27 poll. Thompson has replaced Giuliani in first place in the 10th week of the Pajamas Media online straw poll. (SOURCE FR Thread--Barone: The Changing Republican Race.)

36 posted on 04/05/2007 11:44:03 AM PDT by Liz (Hunter: For some candidates, a conservative constituency is an inconvenience. For me, it is my hope.)
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To: Liz

I wonder if Judi demonstrated her stapling technique on Rudy’s prostate following his surgery?


37 posted on 04/05/2007 11:49:40 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: Yankee
Take it or leave it

I may be right sooner than I think.

38 posted on 04/05/2007 12:00:37 PM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: TommyDale

Might have. She thoughtfully had US Surgical's
latest puppy stapler modified for use on a prostrate.
Watta sweetheart.

39 posted on 04/05/2007 12:04:28 PM PDT by Liz (Hunter: For some candidates, a conservative constituency is an inconvenience. For me, it is my hope.)
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To: Liz

Ouch!


40 posted on 04/05/2007 12:05:18 PM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: TommyDale

I'm posting these nurse's shoes----however I am
not quite sure if they are Rudy's or Judi's. Sorry.

41 posted on 04/05/2007 12:19:30 PM PDT by Liz (Hunter: For some candidates, a conservative constituency is an inconvenience. For me, it is my hope.)
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