Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney with his wife, Ann, speak to the delegates Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the Republican Party State Convention in Columbia, S.C.
Des Moines Register: The Iowa Poll
Mitt Romney has sprinted ahead of presidential competitors John McCain and Rudy Giuliani in a new Iowa Poll of likely Republican caucus participants.
The Des Moines Register poll shows Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, is the top choice of 30 percent of those who say they definitely or probably will attend the leadoff Iowa caucuses in January.
McCain, a U.S. senator from Arizona, nips former New York Mayor Giuliani for second place â€” 18 percent to 17 percent.
The GOP NUTS:
And the Candidate Impressions Poll:
Note this poll did NOT include either Fred Thompson or Newt Gingrich.
Let’s look at the Real Clear Politics averages prior to this poll:
More than likely, Fred Thompson or Newt Gingrich will enter the fray and split votes away from Romney.
But, this might be a legitimate move.
The questions are:
1. Is the McCain campaign collapsing in Iowa?
2. Will Rudy attempt to compete in Iowa and participate in the Ames Straw poll?
Flap thinks the answer to both questions is no but stay tuned…….
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