Sunday, October 07, 2007

Huckabee Shows Strength In Iowa Poll

The Des Moines Register has a new poll out for likely Iowa Caucus goers. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has made strong gains to third place with 12% of the vote. Mitt Romney leads with 29% and newcomer to the race Fred Thompson has 18%. Huckabee leads both Rudy Guiliani (11%) and John McCain (7%). Once again, a number of establishment-media designated "second tier" candidates are close to or even pass one or two of the establishment-media designated "first tier" candidates. Despite the fact that the media has devoted outrageous amounts of coverage to pumping up their own top four, and despite the disproportionate resources of the candidates favored by big corporate money, when it comes to actual strength on the ground in middle-America the "top tier" is little distinguished from the rest.


Anonymous c.b. said...

This poll, although just now reported, was conducted over a week ago. I think thompsons numbers reflect his post announcement bounce which will, & is, fading. The question is; where will that support go? Back to Rudy & McCain where it came from(since Mitt is virtually unchanged), Or will Huck pick it up, since he has defeated Brownback in the fight for evangelicals?

The most interesting thing to me was that while 9% is still uncommitted, a whopping 75% of those who chose a candidate said they are open to changing their mind.
That can only be good for the "darkhorses" & bad for the "top-tiers" since their positions are already well known.
This is still wide open......At least in Iowa.

5:26 AM, October 08, 2007  

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