Giuliani On The Ropes
And after watching his appearance on last Sunday’s Meet The Press, I don’t know if he really cares. He had this “devil may care” attitude. In any event, Rudy kept talking about his lead in Florida when Tim Russert mentioned how he was way back in the pack in all of the first-round primary states.
Well, things have changed…thanks to the Huckaboom.
The latest Rasmussen Reports polling in the state of Florida suggests that Giuliani might need to work on a â€œPlan B.â€™ Mike Huckabee now leads in the Sunshine State Primary with 27% of the vote. He is trailed closely by Romney at 23% and Giuliani at 19%. Fred Thompson is at 9% in the poll, John McCain at 6%, and Ron Paul at 4%. Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter each attract 1% and 8% are undecided.
Those figures reflect a stunning change in the race since November when Rasmussen Reports polling found Giuliani on top with 27% followed by Romney at 19% and Thompson at 16%. Since then, Huckabee has gained 18 percentage points and Romney picked up four points. Giuliani is down eight, Thompson is down seven, and McCain is down four.
Huckabee has shaken up the race for the White House with an amazing surge over the past month. He now leads in Iowa and South Carolina. He is tied for the lead in Michigan and consistently near the top nationally in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
There’s just no momentum behind Rudy anymore. And I’m betting that story about his security detail providing shuttle services for his girlfriend/affair destroyed his support among evangelicals. Values or security. That’s becoming the choice now, and I think it’s clear which one is gaining steam.
Rudy, time to wake up.