Skip to comments.Rudy Giuliani Falls to Fourth in Iowa, Pro-Abortion Stance Upsets 75%
Posted on 10/09/2007 3:44:33 PM PDT by wagglebee
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new poll sponsored by the Des Moines Register newspaper finds former mayor Rudy Giuliani falling to fourth in the first presidential battleground. Additional questions of likely caucus-goers by the newspaper finds 75 percent of Republicans are turned off by his pro-abortion stance.
The newspaper surveyed like voters from October 1-3 and released the results Monday.
The survey found former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney well out in front with the backing of 29 percent of GOP voters who say they will likely participate in the caucus.
Another 18 percent support former Sen. Fred Thompson, but the poll shows former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee with the support of 12 percent and Giuliani falling to fourth with only 11 percent.
Part of the reason for Giulaini's drop in the standings in Iowa, which can make or break a presidential campaign, has to do with his pro-abortion views.
Asked for their concerns about voting for a particular candidate, 55 percent of Republican voters in Iowa said the fact that Giuliani "supports abortion rights" is a "major factor" in preventing them for voting for him. Another 20 percent said abortion is a "minor factor."
Drake University professor Dennis Goldford talked with Campaigns and Elections magazine about the numbers.
"[Romney's] Iowa-centric strategy still seems to be going according to plan," he said. "Giuliani hasn't been [in Iowa] much and [support] seems to have softened."
Goldford said Huckabee appears to be the only candidate breaking into the upper echelon from the minor candidates at the bottom of the polls and "if anyone from that second tier is going to emerge...it's Huckabee."
Romney held steady from the last Register poll in May, moving from 30 to 29 percent. Huckabee surged from 4 to 12 percent and Giuliani declined to 11 from 17 in May. Thompson was not included in the may survey because he hadn't declared a bid yet.
Another new Iowa political survey seems to support the Register's results.
An Insider Advantage poll has Romney in front with 24 percent and Giuliani second with just 16 percent of the Iowa vote. Thompson and Huckabee are tied with 13 percent in that poll.
All of the evidence shows that Rooty Toot's liberalism will hurt him everywhere except places like NY which will vote for the 'Rat anyway.
The good news is that once Rooty loses Iowa and New Hampshire he will be finished.
Stop Rudy Ping
His stance on abortion and firearms will strip him of his legs in the race. He will not go the distance, just like Mitt.
Agree w that...Gules has no chance w his pro-abort and anti-gun stance
Romney offers little more...his forays into socialized medicine are scary
Imagine that! Republicans expecting their Presidential candidates to reflect their social views! How unreasonable!
Excellent. The word about Rooody is getting out!
I hope I don’t have to use the sarcasm tag.
Rudi’s main appeal up until now is faux polls showing he could be competitive with the witch in states like New Jersey and Connecticut. In the end, these states will vote RAT like they always do. Republican voters are not as dumb as RATs who got stampeded into supporting JFK based on his faux war heroism and polls showing he could beat Bush.
Believe it or not Harry Reid and mitt Romney are mormon Clones - same lost ability in leadership. The M church does not teach this in their 2 year sales exposition for men/ 18 mos for women. they are inconsistant, and are unable to directly convey a point - reason I left the church - too many mixed meesages, too many whimps. Gules, he’s like chaff, will fall by the wayside.
Hannity won’t stand for this.
This is going to happen to Giuliani in state after state once people realize where he stands on the issues.
Hannity has exposed himself as a total RINO in the past few months.
Rudy: “damned hicks in flyover country!!!... don’t they know I can be a really close second to Hillary in NY/CA/MA?”
Hey Rooty 1/22 is important to voters.
NH is important (and Rody will probably do well there), but it too is not the end of the line.
The BIG DAY is Feb 8th, super-duper Tuesday. Rudy will dominate there.
FWIW, I'm a FDT supporter.
Anything that shows erosion in support for a liberal like Giuliani is a good thing—a very good thing.
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