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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Huckabee gains in Florida poll; Passes McCain among Conservatives

The most recent Florida tracking poll from Rasmussen Reports brings good news to Mike Huckabee’s Florida campaign. This indicates that Huckabee is clearly moving into first tier status. Here is the report from the St. Petersburg Times:

From Rasmussen Reports: "Rudy Giuliani leads the Republican Presidential Primary in Florida with 30% support in the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey. Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney are nearly even in second place. Thompson earns 17% of the vote while Romney attracts 15%.

"John McCain at 7% and Mike Huckabee at 5% form a third tier of candidates. Filling out the slate, four other candidates split five percent (5%) of the vote and 22% are undecided.

"These numbers reflect significant changes from the last Rasmussen Reports poll in Florida. The change brings good news for Giuliani, Romney, and Huckabee. It’s bad news for Thompson and McCain. A month ago, Giuliani and Thompson were virtually tied for first while Romney and McCain were tied for third. Huckabee wasn’t even on the radar screen at that time. Even among conservative Primary voters in Florida, Giuliani has the edge. Among conservatives, it’s 25% for the Mayor, 19% for Thompson, and 17% for Romney. Huckabee is supported by 7% of conservatives, McCain by 4%.

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