July, 17th 2007

New Gallup poll-- interesting

– Liz Mair

From Gallup:

A new Gallup survey, conducted July 12-15, 2007, finds little change from earlier this month in public preferences for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations.


In the Republican race, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani continues to overshadow his opponents, leading former Sen. Fred Thompson by 10 percentage points in the straight ballot question, 30% to 20%, and by a sizable 20-point margin in a "narrow down" with Fred Thompson.


Mitt Romney (who has been officially running for his party's nomination since January) and Newt Gingrich (who has yet to make his intentions to run known) are about tied for fourth place in the GOP field, with neither breaking the 10% voter support threshold in the latest poll. No other Republican exceeds 3%.

I know Romney's been seeing some movement in his numbers in places like IA and NH, largely because of him running ads there. But it must really suck to be spending all this money on TV and makeup and still not be able to get to even 10% in a major national poll like this...


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