Saturday, May 05, 2007
Winner of the GOP debate - Ron Paul and Mitt Romney - Update
Losers - McCain and perhaps Giuliani. If Giuliani is leading in the early polls he sure didn't impress at the debate.
Drudge Report Poll - WHO WON THE REAGAN DERBY? (link to the free republic maniacs.)
Mitt Romney -- 35%
Rudy Giuliani -- 21%
RON PAUL -- 16%
Tommy Thompson -- 7%
John McCain -- 6%
Tom Tancredo -- 5%
Mike Huckabee -- 4%
Duncan Hunter -- 3%
Sam Brownback -- 2%
Jim Gilmore -- 2%
On the MSNBC interactive poll, Ron Paul clearly won the debate - going from a 9% favorable rating before the debate to leading the field with a 41% positive rating after. Ron Paul is the only Republican in positive territory with approvals over disapprovals. Ron Paul is at least consistently an old-fashioned small government conservative with a respect for the Constitution. I often disagree with him but I know where he is coming from and it is not his contributors and focus groups.
Who should give up based on the MSNBC poll? I would say half the field, those with an 11% or lower approval and an almost 50% disapproval. These are the ones us liberals only hear of when someone points out a particular outrageous thing they say.
Hanging in there:
Romney (2nd place)
Ron Paul (1st Place)
This will all change in the next few months when Fred Thompson, TV actor and politician, enters the race.
Anti-war banners flew over the GOP debate in a lefty smart move.
UPDATE: Survey USA poll of Calif. debate watchers - Giuliani 30%, Romney 12%, McCain 11%. Among GOP watchers : 33%, 14%, 17%.
The Democratic Party was the winner.
Thank God Fox News didn't host the debates, Foser notes just a bit of bias in the questions.