Skip to comments.Zogby: Romney Rockets in New Hampshire Poll (RINO Rudy slips to 3rd!)
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 Romneys 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 McCains support stays steady and makes him a contender and gives him a boost in an otherwise lackluster week. Move over, Rudy. Youve 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Where did the other 16% go in January?
What if Fred Thompson enters the race in about 3 or 4 weeks, and immediately becomes the front runner? Would you find him acceptable?
More than acceptable. He moves to first place on my list.
However, I am not so sure he’s getting in.
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.
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.
I suspect when McCain concedes, Guliani is going to get a huge bump. I see McCain voters going that way.
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.)
I wonder if Judi demonstrated her stapling technique on Rudy’s prostate following his surgery?
I may be right sooner than I think.
Might have. She thoughtfully had US Surgical's
latest puppy stapler modified for use on a prostrate.