December 18, 2007

December 18: Poll Update

New Rasmussen matchup polls from Ohio and Missouri show Huckabee with a stronger lead over Democratic candidates than Giuliani. In Ohio, he fares better than either Giuliani or Romney:

In the presidential race in Ohio—whose electoral votes were just barely won by President Bush in 2004—top GOP candidates have the edge when voters consider possible match-ups in 2008.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads Senator Hillary Clinton of 44% to 42%, a lead within the +/- 4.5 margin of sampling error. Giuliani also leads Senator Barack Obama 43% to 40%.

Hillary Clinton and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney are tied 43% to 43%.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, newly ascendant in the Republican primary race, leads Clinton 44% to 40% and leads Obama 45% to 39%.
In Missouri, with high favorable ratings, Huckabee leads Obama and Clinton while Giuliani trails the leading Democrats:
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has a slight edge over leading Democrats in the race for Missouri’s Electoral College Votes. Not only that, he runs a bit stronger than former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani when matched against those same Democrats.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds Huckabee with a 45% to 43% advantage over New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Huckabee also leads Illinois Senator Barack Obama 45% to 41%.

While Huckabee has a slight advantage over the Democrats, another Republican hopeful finds himself at a slight disadvantage. Giuliani now trails Clinton by six points, 45% to 39%. In October, Missouri voters gave Giuliani a narrow lead over Clinton.

Giuliani now lags Obama by just a single percentage point after leading Obama by five in October.

Huckabee is viewed favorably by 53% of Missouri voters and unfavorably by 36%. Obama is viewed favorably by 52%, Clinton by 51%, and Giuliani by 45%.
Nationally, Huckabee has widened his lead over Giuliani to 6 points:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mike Huckabee still on top nationally in the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination. It’s Mike Huckabee at 23%, Rudy Giuliani 17%, Mitt Romney at 15%, Fred Thompson at 13% and John McCain at 13%. Ron Paul currently attracts 7% of Likely Republican Primary voters nationwide.


Jaysun said...

I couldn't find an email address at the 'Hucks Army' site, so I thought I would post here. As a Ron Paul supporter, I apologize for the deplorable tactics that a few of us apparently engaged in during your fundraising drive yesterday. This type of behavior does not represent Dr. Paul or the majority of his supporters. I wish there was a way to make up for this stupidity. Sorry, and my hope is that these people will either 'grow up' or 'get out'. Thank you for reading.

Alex Jordan Harris said...

Thanks, Jaysun. Appreciate it.

RP-For The Win said...

I too was looking to respond to your "Message to Ron Paul Supporters". so, guess I'll have to do it here as well:

i echo jaysun in that: If you did receive such reprehensible e-mails as the one you described, it's truly a shame. jaysun is right...this behavior DOES NOT represent the vast majority of RP supporters. however, you're going to have idiot supporters of every's a simple numbers game. but this also begs the question of whether your posting of such a message is an even dirtier tactic to garner Huckabee favor? so what if you got some hate happens...cry me a river. i just don't think it's necessary to broadcast your hurt feelings in an effort to demonize RP supporters. seems like more of a feeble attempt at mudslinging to me. just my two cents.

Matt said...

RP-For the Win,

You're really not helping the whole bad perception people have of Paul supporters by accusing them of "dirtier tactics" for decrying the actions of people you admit are idiots...

As you say, just my two cents.