Thompson down to 8. I am wondering if this is the public’s verdict on his lymphoma announcement. Rudy up after last week’s decline. Looks like the public absorbed his abortion revelations and is moving on.
I just posted this on the Rudy Down as Fred Rises thread. Thought it might interest you.
Theres no evidence of that. The latest polls from FOX News and Gallup both have Rudy at 35% while Thompson gets 8% and 10% respectively. Both of Freds numbers are well below high mark of 15% a few weeks ago. Hes stuck at around 10% along with Romney and Gingrich.
I know, I know, Fred hasnt even declared or started an exploratory committee yet. Well lets compare it with Rudys poll numbers before he announced the start of his exploratory committee on November 14, 2006.
According to Real Clear Politics, this is how he was polling before then:
(11/9-12/06) Cook/RT..........Rudy 27% McCain 25%
(11/12/06) Pew Research.......Rudy 27% McCain 26%
(11/9-12/06) Gallup...........Rudy 28% McCain 26%
(1/8/06)McLaughlin & Assoc....Rudy 26% McCain 26%
(1027-29/06) CNN..............Rudy 29% McCain 27%
Thompsons 10% no longer looks as good as it may appear to some. This is exactly what many GOP leaders are looking at.
900 registered voters nationwide, does not a poll make. Assuming you believe in polls.
Thompson down to 8. I am wondering if this is the publics verdict on his lymphoma announcement.Not according to Bill Hobbs of Elephant Biz:
The Washington Post downplayed it in its story yesterday about the latest WaPo/ABC News poll regarding the presidential campaign, but the pollsters got some interesting data when they asked a few questions about presidential candidates and cancer.
The pollsters asked this question:
"If a candidate for president has been treated for cancer, but is now in remission, would that make you (more likely) to vote for that candidate for president, or (less likely) to vote for that candidate, or wouldn't it matter?"
The results: 89 percent said it "wouldn't matter," while only 9 percent said it would make them "less likely" to vote for that candidate. One percent said it would make them "more likely" to vote for that candidate, while one percent had no opinion.
Or you’re entirely guessing....... : )