Support for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Sen. John McCain has eroded.
Giuliani, at 11 percent, is in a virtual tie with Huckabee for third place. But his level of support was 6 points higher in the Register’s last presidential poll in May. McCain and Giuliani ran neck-and-neck then as the nearest challengers to Romney. Thompson wasn’t included in the May poll because he hadn’t declared his candidacy.
McCain, who has had to retool his national campaign, has dropped to fifth place in the latest Iowa Poll, at 7 percent.
Among the one-fourth of likely caucus participants who say their minds are made up, Huckabee comes out on top with 19 percent, followed by Romney at 16 percent and Thompson at 15 percent.
Romney leads among those identifying themselves as born-again Christians, at 23 percent. But not far behind are Huckabee at 18 percent and Thompson at 16 percent.
October 7, 2007
Des Moines Register poll released today, Huckabee takes third place among likely Republican caucus participants at 12%. He now leads Rudy Giuliani and John McCain in Iowa, as well as taking first place among caucus-goers who say their minds are made up, and second place among Christian voters.
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