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Old 12-06-2007, 02:05 PM
 
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Holy cow!!! Who could have imagine!! Huckabee (a/k/a "The Bee") has surged like this! The Bee is even beating Rudy in 1 poll (the Ramussen daily poll).

I think people are learning how liberal Rudy is and are looking for a good alternative. And the Bee is great on key issues. And since he has pledged to deport illegals, he's a shoe-in!!

Here are the NATIONAL average numbers:

Republican Presidential Nomination

RCP National Average: Giuliani +11.7%

* Giuliani 25.7%
* Huckabee 14.0%
* McCain 13.3%
* Thompson 13.3%
* Romney 10.5%

From:
RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Republican Presidential Nomination
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Now that he's moving up in the polls, maybe he can take a few minutes to read the news.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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Holy cow!!! Who could have imagine!! Huckabee (a/k/a "The Bee") has surged like this! The Bee is even beating Rudy in 1 poll (the Ramussen daily poll).

I think people are learning how liberal Rudy is and are looking for a good alternative. And the Bee is great on key issues. And since he has pledged to deport illegals, he's a shoe-in!!

Here are the NATIONAL average numbers:

Republican Presidential Nomination

RCP National Average: Giuliani +11.7%

* Giuliani 25.7%
* Huckabee 14.0%
* McCain 13.3%
* Thompson 13.3%
* Romney 10.5%

From:
RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Republican Presidential Nomination
please! just the fact that they have mccain in 3rd and romney last makes me question if republicans were polled. mccain sponsored the illegal immigration bill so i can't believe that he would come in 3rd for republicans, but maybe 3rd for democrats.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:53 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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Polls are flawed because:

1) bias
2) technique
3) assumes people care enough to vote
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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Huckabee is a liberal too except on social issues. I won't vote for him. Its been at least entertaining watching the media push him to the front purposely. I can't tell if they actually like him or if he is meant to be the sacraficial lamb.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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The media is bumping him up, likewise Obama, to make Rudy and Hillbill be the aggressors, instead of the two of them stammering and putting their feet in their mouths. It's all part of this big, massive show they call an election folks.

Either way I wouldn't vote for Huckabee because he supports amnesty for illegals. Enough said.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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When getting down to it are you voting for a president or a preacher? If you're voting for a preacher then vote for Huckabee.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:30 PM
 
Location: DFW, TX
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It's no surprise at all... Clinton and Carter were polling at 1-2% this early in the election cycle and went on to win. Polls aren't the end all be all.. especially when only 8-13% of registered party members show up to primaries.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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polls at this point really dont mean much.as noted above most people dont bother with the primaries most years,and despite many ron paul supporters hopes to the contrary i doubt this year will be any different.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:12 AM
 
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Every election cycle that goes by, the media pushes the polls harder and harder, even though the only accurate polls are the actual elections. John Kerry was trailing Howard Dean, Wesley Clark, Joe Lieberman and Al Sharpton in December 2003.

Yet the media would love to have people believe the polls are accurate. Consider how big of a deal they make of changes in poll positions. It would be significant if they were to poll for example 5,000 people instead of 100-1000. And the agreement was those same 5000 people would be polled again and the results compared. I don't think the shifts would be nearly as noticeable as usually the big changes come from the new random sampling containing more or less supporters for a particular candidate. Common sense tells you that a random sampling of the first 1000 people will not give an accurate assessment of what the next 1000 will be.

But forget all that and let the polls tell you what to do. Thats what the media wants.
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