huckabee

According to the polling that has occurred since our discussion and analysis last month, we are beginning to see some changes in the polling, especially in the last few days. However, Mike Huckabee remains in first place, and earns having his photo here.

The polls that we are using are derived from the Real Clear Politics listing of polls.




Presidential Polls, Republican Primary Election Match-Ups
Polling Date Polling Company Huckabee Romney Trump Palin Gingrich Ron Paul Bachmann Pawlenty Daniels Santorum
4/27/11 Fox News> 17% 19% 8% 9% 7% 7% 3% 3% 2% 3%
4/26/11 Rasmussen 15% 17% 19% 9% 9% 8% - 5% 3% -

4/20/11 Gallup> 16% 13% 16% 10% 6% 6% 4% 3% 3% 2%
4/10/11 McClatchy 17% 18% 13% 8% 4% 7% 3% 2% 2% 2%

4/9/11 CNN 19% 11% 19% 12% 11% 7% 5% 2% 3% 2%

4/3/11 Fox News 15% 14% 11% 12% 7% 3% 2% 4% 3% 2%

4/7/11 PPP 17% 15% 26% 8% 11% 5% 4% 4% - -

3/31/11 NBC/WSJ 17% 21% 17% 10% 11% - 5% 6% - 3%

3/18/11 Gallup 19% 15% - 12% 10% 6% 5% 3% 4% 2%

3/8/11 Pew 20% 21% - 13% 11% 8% - 3% 2% 2%




The only poll which tabulated respondents since the whole birth certificate brouhaha was the Fox News poll. Assuming that its results are reliable, and I have no reason to doubt it, Trump’s support has collapsed. His numbers are about half of what the previous Fox News poll showed for him. As well, his numbers are drastically down, and may induce him to take more drastic positions in order to maintain his visibility.

This often happens with candidates whose appeal is based upon one issue. As that issue recedes in importance, their own popularity begins to decline. Since the revelation this week, Trump has tried to maintain his position in a couple of ways. First, he implied that Obama only got into Harvard because of affirmative action. He called on the President to release his full college transcripts. This trial balloon fell flat when it was revealed that Trump’s son in law mat have only gotten into Harvard through a $2.5 million donation from his father, who later went to jail for tax evasion.

He then did his Las Vegas casino speech, where he decided to kick it up a notch by flavoring his speech with numerous gratuitous mf-bombs and f-bombs.

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