Georgia: Huckabee 34% McCain 19% Romney 16% Alabama: Huckabee and McCain tied for first

The key is deligates, which we’re ahead on McCain. Florida is winner take all and we know we’re not in the top two so it’s smart campaigning in other states while the rest of the gang duke it out in Fla.Now for some Rasmussen poll numbers:
While John McCain and Mitt Romney are fighting for the lead in Florida’s Presidential Primary on January 29, Mike Huckabee has the lead in Georgia.The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Georgia finds Huckabee with 34% of the vote followed by McCain at 19%, Romney with 16%, Ron Paul with 12% and Rudy Giuliani in fifth with 11%.Huckabee is viewed favorably by 70% of Likely Republican Primary Voters, McCain by 63%, Giuliani by 63%, Romney by 62%, and Paul by 25%

McCain is seen as the most electable Republican—70% believe he would be at least somewhat likely to win the White House if nominated. Fifty-nine percent (59%) believe Huckabee would have a chance to win while 55% say the same about both Giuliani and Romney. Just 12% believe Paul would have a chance to win the election if nominated.

Nationally, McCain, Romney, and Huckabee lead in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

ALABAMA

John McCain and Mike Huckabee are tied for the lead in Alabama’s Republican Presidential Primary. McCain and Huckabee each attract 27% support while Mitt Romney is a distant third at 15%. Rudy Giuliani is the choice for 8% while Ron Paul is supported by 3% and 20% are not sure.Huckabee currently attracts support from 37% of Evangelical Christians likely to participate in the Primary while McCain leads among other Protestant voters with 32%.Just 40% of the state’s Likely Primary Voters are certain they won’t change their mind before the February 5 Primary.McCain is viewed favorably by 75%, Huckabee by 71%, Giuliani by 64%, Romney by 60% and Paul by 23%.

John McCain is seen as the most electable candidate. Seventy-six percent (76%) believe that McCain would be at least somewhat likely to win the White House if nominated. Just 59% of the state’s Primary Voters are that confident about Huckabee, 56% say the same about Giuliani, and 56% hold that view of Romney. Just 12% think Paul would have a chance of winning in November if nominated.

Nationally, McCain, Romney, and Huckabee lead Obama in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll,

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NY Times: Even at Home, Backers Worry About Giuliani

… but we already knew that ;o) sshhhh… New Jersey is in for a surprise.

For months, the Republican establishment in New York and New Jersey marched nearly in lock step behind Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former hometown mayor they were confident would become their party’s nominee for president.

But as Mr. Giuliani has plummeted from first to fourth — or worse — in some national polls, as he finished near the bottom of the pack in the nation’s earliest primaries, and as his lead evaporated even in Florida, the state on which he has gambled the most time and money, those Republican leaders are verging toward a grim new consensus:

If Mr. Giuliani loses in the Florida primary on Jan. 29, they say, he may even have trouble defeating the rivals who are encroaching on his own backyard.

“It’s pretty certain that he has to win Florida,” said Guy V. Molinari, the former Staten Island borough president, who is co-chairman of Mr. Giuliani’s campaign in New York.

Those supporters say they are confident that if Mr. Giuliani carries Florida or runs a very close second, he will remain the odds-on favorite to claim virtually all of the delegates from the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut primaries on Feb. 5, when Republicans in 22 states vote.

But if Mr. Giuliani is relegated to a distant second or worse in Florida, even some of his supporters acknowledge that New York’s primary one week later would most likely be up for grabs, with Senator John McCain of Arizona and former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts being Mr. Giuliani’s strongest rivals. Like Mr. Giuliani, both are fielding full delegate slates in all 29 of the state’s Congressional districts.

“If he carries Florida, he carries New York,” said Fred Siegel, a Cooper Union historian who has served as an adviser to the former mayor and written a largely admiring biography of him. But winning Florida would require “a miraculous comeback,” he said, adding: “I wouldn’t bet on it.”

With 101 delegates from New York, 52 from New Jersey and 30 from Connecticut, the region accounts for about 15 percent of the magic number needed for the Republican nomination. All three are winner-take-all contests.

Mr. Giuliani’s precipitous decline in national and state polls in recent weeks has prompted many of his leading supporters in the metropolitan area to raise questions about his strategy of largely ignoring early races in Iowa, New Hampshire and Michigan to focus on Florida. He received little news coverage during those primaries, then finished poorly in each.

“I think that a lot of what’s happening in general is the early campaigning in Iowa, New Hampshire and Michigan playing an active role, and the fact that Rudy chose not to compete,” said Guy F. Talarico, a Giuliani supporter who is the former chairman of the Republican Party in Bergen County, N.J. “People are focusing on that and saying, ‘When are we going to get in the game?’ ”

Still, once the campaign circles back to the metropolitan area, “I think he’s going to win New Jersey,” Mr. Talarico said.

A senior Republican strategist, who is allied with Mr. Giuliani and is working with Republican legislative candidates in New York, said Mr. Giuliani’s decision to circumvent the early primaries was a “big gamble” that for the moment looked in danger of failing.

“Who knows if it will work,” said the strategist, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he had not been authorized by the campaign to speak publicly. “But the danger is what you are seeing now. We’re obviously concerned.”

In Florida, a Quinnipiac University poll of likely Republican voters found last month that Mr. Giuliani was leading the pack with 28 percent, followed by former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas with 21 percent and Mr. Romney with 20 percent. But a follow-up survey last week found the race statistically tied among four candidates: Mr. Giuliani, Mr. McCain, Mr. Huckabee and Mr. Romney.

Mr. Giuliani’s poll numbers have declined in Florida even though he has invested heavily there. The former mayor spent almost $600,000 on television advertising in Florida between Dec. 8 and Jan. 6, second only to Mr. Romney, who spent $676,851, according to Campaign Media Analysis Group, a political advertising research firm.

Almost all of Mr. Giuliani’s spending came in the final 10 days of that period, when Mr. Romney stopped buying ads.

The race has also narrowed in New Jersey, according to a poll released this week by Monmouth University/Gannett. The poll showed Mr. McCain leading by 29 percent to Mr. Giuliani’s 25 percent, a difference that is within the poll’s margin of sampling error. In September, the same poll found Mr. Giuliani 32 percentage points ahead of his nearest rival, Mr. McCain.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

Mike Huckabee Is A Shooting Star In The GOP In South Carolina

Former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee is gaining grace in the eyes of voters rapidly in South Carolina. In polls taken earlier in July, Huckabee was at an all time low of 3%. The same GOP taken this month in the key southern state of S.C. has hit 24%. As a republican candidate he is riding on the coat tails of Giuliani at a good pace. With Former New York Governor, Rudy Giuliani carrying baggage of a past divorced marriage and scandalous gossip of dressing in drag with him; Huckabee could easily take the lead. The polls on usaelectionpolls.com show that Huckabee is standing at 19.0 (ABC News) and 21 (American Research group and CBS News) on the National average.

You can also see that the state average in North Carolina is high as well at 33.0 while Iowa is 32. Miscellaneous averages show that Huckabee is favored in the northeast at 10.2 as well as the Midwest at 25.8. With good graces across the television screen, mike Huckabee may be rising to the top of the voter’s choice for the 2008 presidential election. At the Iowa Polls Huckabee over shot Romney who was leading in Iowa previously. Christian supporters for Huckabee may be the answer as the underlying concern of Romney being a Mormon is still an issue. No matter the cause of this success in the polls, the reality is that Huckabee is in second place and depending on how the race is run, Huckabee may be our next president.

The attacks are relentless… but the poll numbers say it all: Reuters/Zogby – Huckabee and Giuliani tied in 2008 Republican race

It appears, for now atleast, that the assult by Romney, Thompson, bloggers, and all the “non-believers” are having a negative effect. No, not on the Huckster, but on those doing the attacking.

(CLICK HERE FOR RELATED ARTICLE)

Conventional wisdom would think that attack, after attack, and more attacks would do harm to any candidate – and it could, in time. But for now, it seems that the feeding frenzy is putting Mike Huckabee in the spotlight. Here’s the good thing: as dozens of new articles per day are popping up, the smart voters (not smart in that they know everything, rather smart in that they want to learn the facts) do their research, get to know Mike Huckabee when visiting www.mikehuckabee.com, look at the facts, and realize how these attacks, for the most part, are petty, without merit and totally untrue.

Even more so, when you have folks like Catholic League president Bill Donahue having a problem with Mike’s “Christ in Christmas” commercial (huh??) or conservative critic Rich Lowry saying if Huckabee is the nominee it’ll “represent an act of suicide” by the Republican party, it just tells me, and most of you, that hey – these guys must have a lot of money and muscle backing Giuliani and Mitt Romney because it just doesn’t make sense all these attacks (unless of course, they just can’t stand the fact that Jesus’ name is actually being used in public)

Essentially, the negative attacks are having a positive result for Mr. Huckabee. If I were to see any of Mutt Romney’s attack ads, then look at the Hypocrite himself during Tim Russert’s MEET THE PRESS interview (CLICK HERE) I’d be like “hey wait – he’s got some nerve accusing someone of what he’s totally guilty of”

See, Mitt Romney is desperate. Unfortunately for him he can’t run from his record like this 1994 photo of Mitt attending a Planned Parenthood fund-raising event (CLICK HERE) . His objective at this point is simply a “don’t look at me, instead, here, look at Mike, even though it’s not true” attitude.

As far as Thompson, well, he too is desperate because the Christian conservatives he was hoping to get are actually behind Mike and he knows he has to paint Mike as a liberal. But yet again – those that seek to know the truth would realize that the Truth Squad sets the record straight.

So – lets see what today’s (Dec. 19th) latest numbers look like according to Political Correspondent John Whitesides:

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Mike Huckabee has surged into a virtual tie with front-runner Rudy Giuliani in the national 2008 Republican presidential race two weeks before the first contest, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas whose campaign has caught fire in recent weeks, wiped out an 18-point deficit in one month to pull within one point of Giuliani, 23 percent to 22 percent.

Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton‘s national advantage over second-place rival Barack Obama shrunk slightly to eight percentage points as the races for the White House tightened in both parties. Clinton had an 11-point edge last month.

The shifting numbers have changed the shape of a dynamic presidential race two weeks before Iowa on January 3 kicks off the state-by-state process of choosing candidates in each party for the November 2008 election.

“Huckabee is on a roll, he has gotten an enormous amount of publicity and he is doing very well with conservatives, who at least for now appear to have found a candidate,” pollster John Zogby said.

Giuliani, the former New York mayor who has led most national polls since early in the year, saw his support drop from 29 percent to 23 percent in the survey. His one-point lead over Huckabee was well within the poll’s 4.8 percentage point margin of error.

Huckabee moved ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who was in third place at 16 percent, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson at 13 percent, Arizona Sen. John McCain at 12 percent and Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 4 percent.

The groundswell for Huckabee, a Baptist minister with close ties to religious conservatives, has been fueled in part by his growing support among that key party constituency.

Among likely Republican voters who say they are “very conservative,” Huckabee drew the support of 43 percent, with Thompson second at 20 percent and Romney third at 16 percent.

FLUID RACE

Those voters who describe themselves as “born again” gave Huckabee the lead at 33 percent, with McCain in second at 17 percent and Romney with 14 percent.

The number of undecided likely Republican voters dropped from 21 percent last month to 9 percent. The race remains fluid enough to be shaped dramatically by the results in Iowa on January 3 and New Hampshire, where voters go to the polls on January 8.

“Voters are starting to at least pay attention and identify with someone,” Zogby said. “But it doesn’t mean they have made up their minds for good.”

Among Democrats, Clinton held a 40 percent to 32 percent lead over Obama, an Illinois senator, down slightly from 38 percent to 27 percent last month.

Some other polls have shown the national lead for Clinton, a New York senator, shrinking even more dramatically — and disappearing completely in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards was well back in third place at 13 percent, with Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson tied for fourth at 3 percent. Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut was at 1 percent.

“Obama is moving because he is building strength among young people and independents and growing his lead among black voters,” Zogby said.

Obama, who would be the first black president, led Clinton among likely black voters by 19 points, among independents by 16 points and among young voters age 18 to 24 by 34 points.

Clinton, who would be the first woman president, led Obama among likely women voters by 12 points and among older voters aged 55 to 69 by 16 points.

The percentage of Democratic voters who said they were undecided in the race was down to 4 percent from 14 percent last month.

The poll was taken last Wednesday to Friday. It surveyed 436 likely Democratic primary voters and 432 likely Republican primary voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8 percentage points for both parties.

(To read more about the U.S. political campaign, visit Reuters “Tales from the Trail: 2008” online at http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/)

Clinton Leads Anti Candidate Presidential Poll

Here’s an interesting poll: 1,000 adults were asked who, if they could, vote AGAINST a presidential candidate: Sixty-four percent of Republicans said they would vote AGAINST Hillary Clinton. Of that, more than 1/2 were men under 40.

Who’s the Democratic anti-vote? Thirty percent of Democrats would vote against Rudy Giuliani.

Here’s the NEWSMAX story

CANDIDATE ALERT: Giuliani’s Iowa Co-chair sat on Planned Parenthood Board in Iowa

IS RUDY GIULIANI ANTI-LIFE?  …talk about feeling betrayed!!!

In a note I received from Kim Lehman, Chairman of the Iowa Right to Life committee encouraging Iowa Christian Conservatives to get out and vote, I found out an alarming fact that everyone must be made aware.

Giuliani’s co-chair for his campaign in Iowa also sat on Planned Parenthood’s board and was responsible for raising $11,000,000 for PP. In other words, Planned Parenthood is actively involved in the Republican caucuses this year. Do not be fooled, Guiliani is a liability for the Republican Party and has a limited possibility in beating the Democrats. Think about it, how can an anti-life candidate win if his party is made up of 70% pro-life people and he is Very unlikely. anti-life?

He supports:
1) Partial Birth Abortion
2) Tax Funded Abortions
3) Works closely with Planned Parenthood supporters

Nearly 70% of the Republican party is pro-life, yet half of those Republicans do not know that Giuliani is anti-life. Please read and share this post with this link of an article exposing his extreme positions: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54323