New GOP 2008 Poll
A new Pew Research poll is out, covering the race for the Republican nomination in '08. In contrast to the flux observed in the latest Dem poll, the GOP is fairly stable. McCain is still on top, leading Giuliani by a slim margin. Both McCain and Rudy have ticked up since the summer. That's mainly due to the drop in support for the outcast George Allen and the wavering Gingrich. The Pew poll was never the kindest to Newt, but other polls have him stable or dropping, as well.
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Romney is perhaps the greatest surprise of this and other GOP polls. He's been talked up as if he were the Republican Obama, yet his poll numbers are going nowhere. It raises questions as to whether the Mormon issue will actually kill Romney's campaign. What other reason could there be? He doesn't have the greatest name recognition outside of Utah but that doesn't fully explain his low single-digit numbers.
Condi's still included in the polls? Why not put Reagan in there, you know, just for kicks? Condi Rice will not run. Period.