Sponsored Content
« Greg Gutfeld To Get Late-Night FNC Talk Show? | Main | Liberal Bloggers Whine That Big Hillary! Ad-Buy Didn't Include Them »
February 02, 2007

McCain Occupies Odd Poll-Position For Frontrunner

Rich Lowry is perplexed that John McCain, frontrunner for the GOP nomination, is currently running front of everyone... except Rudy Guiliani, who tops him 34%-22% in the latest FoxNews/OpinionBlahBlah poll.

JPod explains these strange results to him:

Rich, McCain is in second place because he's not the frontrunner.

I was told there would be no math on this internets.

The article is here. Now, I'm just a "very smart military blogger" so all this math and political stuff doesn't really make sense to me, but isn't it hard to keep saying "Rudy can't win the Republican nomination" when polls of Republicans keep putting him in first place or a close second?

Among self-identified Republicans, Giuliani and Arizona Sen. John McCain continue to lead the pack: 34 percent support Giuliani and 22 percent McCain. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is unannounced but appears to be considering a run, captures the third slot with 15 percent.


• Giuliani puts the largest number of voters at ease: two-thirds of voters (65 percent) say they would be at least somewhat "comfortable" with Giuliani as president, 58 percent McCain, 56 percent Edwards, 53 percent Clinton, 48 percent Obama and 21 percent Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney. Still, only 8 percent express complete comfort in a Giuliani presidency.

• Among Republicans, 83 would be comfortable with Giuliani in the White House, 75 percent McCain and 30 percent Romney. Among Democrats, 84 percent would be comfortable with Clinton as president, 70 percent Edwards and 60 percent Obama.

• Overall, when looking at just those saying they would be "extremely" comfortable, it is Clinton who tops the list with 12 percent compared to 8 percent for Giuliani, 6 percent McCain, 6 percent Obama, 4 percent Edwards and 1 percent Romney. While Clinton has the highest number saying they are "extremely" comfortable with her in the White House, she also has the most saying they are "not at all" comfortable (33 percent).

34% in a divided field with four serious candidates is not peanuts.

Don't actual Republicans sort of know what they find acceptable and unacceptabe in a candidate? Don't their opinions matter?

Or perhaps these mercenaries -- oops, I mean Republican voters -- should just keep their mouths shut and accept that American hates them.

digg this
posted by Ace at 05:30 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Divide by Zero [/i]: " The computer projections all had Ophelia kissing ..."

Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u]: "[i] Knightscope K5 Autonomous Security Robot[/i] ..."

Pixy Misa: "[i]42 The Washington Post survives thanks to the b ..."

Bruce: "The lander wasn't designed to survive the lunar ni ..."

olddog in mo: "Morning, 'rons and 'ettes. ..."

m: "19 ... American democracy and American journalism ..."

Bruce: "I tried to sell them the extended warranty but no ..."

Babu Bhatt [/i]: " [i]The lander wasn't designed to survive the lun ..."

t-bird: "Here is Charming: https://tinyurl.com/4su7rbnp ..."

m: "14 New York City Mayor Eric Adams said the city is ..."

m: "9 Even $500 million isn't enough to save local jou ..."

William Taylor: "The Washington Post survives thanks to the bottoml ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64