Skip to comments.Straw Poll Favors McCain, Giuliani (Virginia)
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.
McCain doing very very well in straw polls in the South!
Oh and you are quite welcome! ;-)
I’m leaning toward McCain). (Flame away, but I can’t bring myself to vote for babykiller Rudy or Romneycare.)
STRAW! Fred: I will huff and puff and blow your house down!
LOL! He very well could!
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.
If Fred Thompson didn’t enter the race, and it came down to Mayor Giuliani and Senator McCain...
Way too early ... and Fred Thompson isn’t in yet ...
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.
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.
He probably did not register at all.
I’d like to be on it...was one of his campaign mgrs. here back in 2000.
I would have to leave the box blank!
I have never done that before, but these two go way beyond just holding my nose!
John McCain is the only major declared candidate with anything approaching a consistent track record of conservatism. Too often this process is about feelings.
Welcome aboard! Thank you.
McCain is receiving dividends from his campaign’s organization efforts.
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.
Babykiller in by 8...fast.
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.
Okay so the poll favors those two. Which Republicans are ahead?
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.
Oh I’m waiting for that one.
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...
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'.
WRONG!! JUST CHECKED MY PING LIST - HE/SHE WAS NEVER ON IT! SO YOUR TACTIC DIDN’T WORK!
AND if by chance you don’t believe me - check with the mods they can get a hold of my ping list from anytime.
The constant droll of “Rudy” polls is creating a backlash.
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.
Thanks for posting this!
Condor51 busted by A51!
You are quite welcome!
I am “almost” willing to bet that Virginia will vote a majority for the rat that runs in ‘08.
I don’t know why they have to resort to such tactics.
And what of his past? The claim he was a collaborator while a POW? That is unsubstaniated.
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.
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.
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%)
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.
Lets be realistic here, from a pure statistical standpoint, any sample size less than 40 is not considered to be representative of a population.