polls show Romney in retrograde; Huckabee ascends in wake of Romney’s value voters summit debacle
“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows—for the first time ever–Mike Huckabee moving into the top four among those seeking the Republican Presidential Nomination” writes anonymous for Rasmussen Reports in the Friday, October 26, 2007 Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Rudy Giuliani remains precariously atop the pack with support from 20% of Likely Republican Primary Voters nationwide. Fred Thompson is close behind at 19% while John McCain enjoys a second straight day in third place with 14% of the vote. Huckabee continues to gain ground and is just two points behind McCain at 12%. This is the first time all year that Huckabee has surpassed Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts Governor slipped another point and he is now at just 11% nationally. No other Republican attracts more than 3% support while 18% are undecided. (see recent daily numbers).
Given Huckabee’s progress in the polls, Rasmussen Reports will add his results to the daily tracking history table starting on Monday.
Rasmussen’s findings are consonant with other polls, e.g. the Poll Watch: Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll that has Romney cascading back to 2nd teir with an appalling 7%.
Mr. Romney. Please call your office.