Saturday, October 20, 2007

Guiliani Hits Speedbump with Evangelicals

The Family Research Council is meeting this weekend in Washington. A cattle call of Republican candidates are speaking over two days, and they are conducting a straw poll, widely expected to be won by Mike Huckabee. Surprising to many is not that Guiliani is not well-liked among this group but the level of vitriol aimed at his candidacy. I watched Tony Perkins, the head of the group, bluntly state last night on CNN that he would vote for a third party candidate before voting for Guiliani, a sentiment expressed by many of the conference's attendees.

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UPDATE: (4:00 pm) Huckabee wins FRC's straw poll with 51%.


theproprietor said...

Forget about the FRC straw poll. Look at this:

Zogby International released the results of an online survey today that show half of likely voters nationwide said they would never vote for New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for president.

At the other end of the scale, only one candidate -- Democrat Bill Richardson -- faired better than Republican Mike Huckabee.

Click here to see the complete survey results or visit Bob McCarty Writes™.

Robert said...

Acknowledged. But this was another online Zogby poll. You will never see an online Z poll referenced by me on this blog, as they are completely methodologically unsound. (See the Columbia Journalism Review, October 2006) for indepth analysis. However, these surveys ask for volunteers to complete questions online. It leaves out a lot of people and has almost no controls. See Rasmussen's recent poll showing Clinton with very good national numbers in which she beats all Republicans by varying margins.