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Straw Poll Favors McCain, Giuliani (Virginia)
The Progress Index ^ | 4/19/07

Posted on 04/19/2007 5:26:12 AM PDT by areafiftyone

Southside Virginia Republicans split their support for the 2008 presidential nonimation bewteen Arizona Sen. John McCain and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, according to informal straw poll last week.

Both McCain and Giuliani received 22 percent of the vote taken on April 13 during an event sponsored by the Petersburg Republican Party.

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore received 17 percent of the vote, as did former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney received 12 percent of the vote, while former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, California Congressman Duncan Hunter and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee all received 3 percent.

The straw poll took place at the second annual Lincoln-Douglass-Mahone dinner and silent auction in Petersburg. The 38 participants included Republicans from Dinwiddie, Hopewell, Colonial Heights and Chesterfield.

“While Petersburg, as a jurisdiction, traditionally delivers the smallest overall percentage of GOP votes in the commonwealth, the fact is that one Republican vote in our city equals any other in Virginia. Moreover, guests from neighboring Southside Virginia cities and counties joined in the vote,” explained Linas Kojelis, chairman of the Petersburg Republican Party.


TOPICS: Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: giuliani; mccain

1 posted on 04/19/2007 5:26:12 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Blackirish; Jameison; Sabramerican; BunnySlippers; tkathy; veronica; Roccus; Jake The Goose; ...

((((RUDY PING)))))


2 posted on 04/19/2007 5:28:34 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Norman Bates

(((((PING)))))


3 posted on 04/19/2007 5:29:20 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: zook; TitansAFC; therut; zbigreddogz; Laissez-faire capitalist; areafiftyone; PhilCollins; ...
The McCain List.
Common sense conservatism


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4 posted on 04/19/2007 5:38:55 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Happy Easter!)
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To: areafiftyone

Danke schön!


5 posted on 04/19/2007 5:41:04 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Happy Easter!)
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To: Norman Bates

McCain doing very very well in straw polls in the South!


6 posted on 04/19/2007 5:43:07 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Norman Bates

Oh and you are quite welcome! ;-)


7 posted on 04/19/2007 5:43:25 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Norman Bates

I’m leaning toward McCain). (Flame away, but I can’t bring myself to vote for babykiller Rudy or Romneycare.)


8 posted on 04/19/2007 5:43:58 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: areafiftyone

STRAW! Fred: I will huff and puff and blow your house down!


9 posted on 04/19/2007 5:47:06 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (President Fred Thompson will finally give the University of Memphis the respect that it is due!)
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To: mariabush

LOL! He very well could!


10 posted on 04/19/2007 5:47:50 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: sportutegrl
I think he might be gaining momentum. The alternatives stink. If you just look at past record, McCain is the most consistent. Of course Thompson could ride in at any time.
12 posted on 04/19/2007 5:49:01 AM PDT by nativist (Weigh into them!)
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To: sportutegrl; Norman Bates

Norman Bates has a McCain ping list in case you are interested. That is why I ping him to most McCain threads. Nothing wrong with supporting McCain. If he wins the primaries he gets my vote.


13 posted on 04/19/2007 5:49:11 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: mariabush

If Fred Thompson didn’t enter the race, and it came down to Mayor Giuliani and Senator McCain...


14 posted on 04/19/2007 5:50:53 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: areafiftyone

Way too early ... and Fred Thompson isn’t in yet ...


15 posted on 04/19/2007 5:53:34 AM PDT by sono (TITUS PVLLO in MMVIII - Paid for by the Aventine Collegium)
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To: areafiftyone
Notice that Thompson was not listed here.

If he were, he would probably take votes away from McCain and he has in most other polls, Romney also gets hit rather hard in that case, while Giuliani only loses a few points.

16 posted on 04/19/2007 5:57:59 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: sportutegrl; areafiftyone

Please let me know if you want to be on my McCain ping list. I ping on average 1-2 times a day, in the evenings mostly.


17 posted on 04/19/2007 5:59:47 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Happy Easter!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

He probably did not register at all.


18 posted on 04/19/2007 6:03:00 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Norman Bates

I’d like to be on it...was one of his campaign mgrs. here back in 2000.


19 posted on 04/19/2007 6:09:47 AM PDT by meandog (Protect your 2nd Amendment Rights...Join the NRA!)
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To: RabidBartender

I would have to leave the box blank!

I have never done that before, but these two go way beyond just holding my nose!


20 posted on 04/19/2007 6:09:53 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (President Fred Thompson will finally give the University of Memphis the respect that it is due!)
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To: nativist

John McCain is the only major declared candidate with anything approaching a consistent track record of conservatism. Too often this process is about feelings.


21 posted on 04/19/2007 6:11:42 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Happy Easter!)
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To: meandog

Welcome aboard! Thank you.


22 posted on 04/19/2007 6:14:02 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Happy Easter!)
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To: areafiftyone

McCain is receiving dividends from his campaign’s organization efforts.


23 posted on 04/19/2007 6:17:54 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Happy Easter!)
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To: Norman Bates
True. His actions toward Bush is really what set many people off. I want to see more of him campaigning on what he stands for. During the Bush/McCain battle I was for Bush and McCain was too busy trying to find an angle to beat Bush. Bush sewed up the conservative vote and McCain had to go for the moderate vote to try to win. It wasn't going to happen but that is what goes on in heated primaries.

I really am exited for the debates, both Republican and Democrat. I think McCain will do very well and I think Edwards will make Hillary look bad.

24 posted on 04/19/2007 6:22:14 AM PDT by nativist (Weigh into them!)
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To: areafiftyone

Babykiller in by 8...fast.


25 posted on 04/19/2007 6:25:40 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: sportutegrl

McCain’s had a good couple of weeks. There is much to go after McCain about, but much to respect as well. I will never slam McCain, even though I don’t agree with him on everything. I’d certainly vote for him if it came to that.


26 posted on 04/19/2007 6:25:53 AM PDT by veronica
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To: areafiftyone

Okay so the poll favors those two. Which Republicans are ahead?


27 posted on 04/19/2007 6:26:23 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: mariabush

McCain’s a lot of things, but a traitor he’s not. You’re slurring a guy who is giving unequivocal support to the Iraq War.


28 posted on 04/19/2007 6:27:46 AM PDT by dirtboy (Duncan Hunter 08/But Fred would also be great)
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To: Blackirish

Oh I’m waiting for that one.


29 posted on 04/19/2007 6:32:00 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone; TommyDale; Liz
Oh sheesh, how low can you go.
Now you're posting polls that include a total of 38 people.

And since Rudy and McCane 'tied' with 22%, that means they each got EIGHT votes. EIGHT VOTES!!! And this is news???

I could take poll at a bar with more people and get 100% for Hunter or Fred Thompson. This 'poll' is useless spam.

And I sure hope you're ponying up BIG TIME in the FReepathon for eating all this bandwidth with your spam.

An aside, you 'lost' someone from your Rudy PING list yesterday...

To: writeblock

This is a conservative site. Buh bye troll.

124 posted on 04/18/2007 1:33:42 PM CDT by Jim Robinson
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Personally I'd heed the words of the 'BIG HE'.

30 posted on 04/19/2007 6:32:34 AM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: Condor51

WRONG!! JUST CHECKED MY PING LIST - HE/SHE WAS NEVER ON IT! SO YOUR TACTIC DIDN’T WORK!


31 posted on 04/19/2007 6:34:31 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Condor51

AND if by chance you don’t believe me - check with the mods they can get a hold of my ping list from anytime.


32 posted on 04/19/2007 6:35:44 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Condor51; areafiftyone; Liz

The constant droll of “Rudy” polls is creating a backlash.


33 posted on 04/19/2007 6:38:07 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: Condor51

Oh by the way you should know that Straw polls especially in the South are very very small. Check the others out. They are not a large amount of people.


34 posted on 04/19/2007 6:39:28 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

Thanks for posting this!


35 posted on 04/19/2007 6:40:01 AM PDT by veronica
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To: Condor51; areafiftyone

Condor51 busted by A51!


36 posted on 04/19/2007 6:40:19 AM PDT by babaloo
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To: veronica

You are quite welcome!


37 posted on 04/19/2007 6:45:56 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

I am “almost” willing to bet that Virginia will vote a majority for the rat that runs in ‘08.

LLS


38 posted on 04/19/2007 6:48:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: babaloo

I don’t know why they have to resort to such tactics.


39 posted on 04/19/2007 6:49:29 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: dirtboy
My remarks about McCain have absolutely nothing to do with the Iraq war. It is his past that I don’t like.
40 posted on 04/19/2007 7:13:49 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (President Fred Thompson will finally give the University of Memphis the respect that it is due!)
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To: mariabush
My remarks about McCain have absolutely nothing to do with the Iraq war. It is his past that I don’t like.

And what of his past? The claim he was a collaborator while a POW? That is unsubstaniated.

41 posted on 04/19/2007 7:14:43 AM PDT by dirtboy (Duncan Hunter 08/But Fred would also be great)
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To: areafiftyone

Our Virginia county party refuses to take a straw poll on the presidential race. We won’t get sucked into the divisiveness. OK, so I asked them to do one, so it’s not me. I thought it would be cool to make national headlines for our committee, and maybe get one of the candidates to try to “woo” us.


42 posted on 04/19/2007 10:14:42 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: areafiftyone

I liked their “38 participants”. We have twice that show up for our normal meetings, and a lot more when there is something important to vote on. With 38 voters, that means the “22%” was 8.36 votes. Love to know how they did that. 8 would be 21%, 7 would be 18%.

So it’s like they had 8 Rudy, 8 McCain, and 7 Gingrich. But since their percentages don’t match those numbers, I don’t know WHAT they actually did.


43 posted on 04/19/2007 10:17:59 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: areafiftyone

Looking more at the numbers:

8 - Rudy (21%) (article: 22%)
8 - McCain (21%) (article: 22%)
7 - Gingrich (18%) (article: 17%)
7 - Gilmore (18%) (article: 17%)
5 - Romney (13%) (article: 12%)
1 - Thompson (3%) (a: 3%)
1 - Hunter (3%) (a: 3%)
1 - Huckabee (3%) (a:3%)


38, 100%, (article: 99%)

If you ever needed a sign that we started this election campaign too soon, there it is. We are reporting what 38 people living in a town that isn’t even the biggest city in 20 miles of itself think about next year’s primary.


44 posted on 04/19/2007 10:25:38 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: mariabush
McCain will be 72 at the time the President is sworn in. At this time in our history, that’s too old, IMO. Reagan was older but the Cold War was not as threatening and as much stress as the WOT. It’s a younger man’s game now. I will only vote for McCain if he gets our party’s nomination and that’s not likely.
45 posted on 04/19/2007 11:27:28 AM PDT by KATIE-O ( Rudy Giuliani '08 - Restoring Optimism For The Republican Party.)
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To: areafiftyone

Lets be realistic here, from a pure statistical standpoint, any sample size less than 40 is not considered to be representative of a population.


46 posted on 04/19/2007 11:36:05 AM PDT by Ayal Rosenthal
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