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Republican presidential hopeful, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, waves as he marches in the annual Holiday Parade in Salem, N.H., Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007.

Rudy Giuliani continues a commanding lead in Florida but in an interesting development former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has climbed into second place.

  • Rudy – 26%
  • Mike Huckabee – 17%
  • John McCain – 13%
  • Mitt Romney -12%
  • Fred Thompson – 9%
  • Ron Paul – 3%
  • Duncan Hunter – 1%
  • Tom Tancredo – 1%
  • Undecided – 18%

Without a doubt this is excellent news for the Mayor. The two candidates which conventional wisdom has selected as potential threats to Hizzoner in Florida are dropping in the polls.

With Mitt Romney’s apparent collapse from an overwhelming lead in Iowa and Fred Thompson’s lack of polling support in Iowa and New Hampshire, the race for the 2008 GOP nomination may be boiling down to be between Rudy and Mike Huckabee.

Will Mike Huckabee be able to mount an effective campaign against a better organized and financed Giuliani?

Stay tuned…..

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17 Responses to “Rudy Giuliani Florida Poll Watch: Huckabee Now in Second Place”
  1. Samantha says:

    When the socon voters find out about Huckabee’s record in AR, they are going to have to face facts that he is not a fiscal conservative and soft on illegal immigration. Are socons willing to overlook his stand on illegals, fees, taxes and questionable ethics to get someone who supports their #1 issue abortion? Don’t think most of them are that naive or I should hope note. A lot of us who do research could blow Huckabee out of the water in a short period of time.

    But wait, he has Chuck Norris, so what more can ask for in a President? (Sarcasm)

  2. […] This poll is in contrast to this morning’s poll that shows Mike Huckabee in second place makes one wonder if the previous poll is an outlier. […]

  3. Flap says:

    Isn’t the wrestler Ric Flair backing Huckabee as well? (more sarcasm)

  4. tony says:

    I really don’t think Huckabee has a chance!

  5. ROBERT HOBEN says:

    NO ONE GAVE MIKE A CHANCE IN THE BEGINNING BUT MAINSTREAM MAINSTREET[NOT WALL-STREET]AMERICANS BY MILLIONS ARE CONNECTING WITH MIKE HUCKABEE’S MESSAGE. WHEN THE HORRORS OF KATRINA HIT LOUISIANA HE TOOK IN 70,000 HOMELESS, STARVING PEOPLE IMMEDIATLY. HE DID NOT WAIT ON THE SLOW ACTING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESPOND. HALF OR MORE OF THESE NOW LIVE IN ARKANSAS PERMANTLY AND HAVE BLENDED INTO OUR SOCIETY FOR LIFE. WHEN THE DISASTER HIT MIKE TOLD ALL ARKANSAS AGENCIES TO THROW OUT ALL THE RED TAPE ‘ FIND HOUSING AND FOOD AND CLOTHING FOR THESE DESTITUTE WONDERFUL PEOPLE IMMEDIATELY AND DO THE PAPER WORK LATER. NO OTHER STATE RESPONDED LIKE MIKE’S PEOPLE DID. —-
    WITH REGARD TO SAMANTHA’S COMMENT—-NONE OF IT ISTRUE. THE BULK OF TAX INCREASES WERE TO REPAVE MOST OF THEROADS IN THE STATE. A REFERENDUM WAS PASSED TO RAISE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE ENORMOUS EXPENDATURE. WE HAD THE WORST ROADS IN AMERICA—NOW WE HAVE THE BEST!!!!! EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE VOTED TO SPEND THE MONEY. MIKE COULD NOT STOP IT EVEN IF HE WANTED TO. LISTEN TO THIS GREAT COMMUNICATOR!!!!!!!1

  6. Tim says:

    Ok, it official that Giuliani can’t lead this country. I watched the debate tonight and hoped that Giuliani would break away from the pack. However, instead of him performing at his best, I saw him act like a bully. He may lovable to some, but he is not logical at all. He may have the majority vote in some polls, but the majority is not always right. In history we can see this. Hitler had the majority vote at one point, while Martin Luther King was fighting for the minorities. The majority vote does not make anyone man right. I’m sorry Rudy Giuliani, but I can not give you my vote. I’m must vote for one who not only compassionate but also consistent.

    This is why I am voting for Mike Huckabee:

    It is not because he is religious
    It is not because he is republican
    It is simple because he is RIGHT!

    Faith, Family, Freedom…FOVEVER!!!

  7. Flap says:

    Mike Huckabee looked more congenial and likeble than the Mayor last night. But, he has not been held to the same scrutiny as Rudy.

    Huckabee has many negatives and I am positive he will be tested soon.

  8. Tim says:

    I totally agree that Huckabee is not under that same amount scrutiny as Giuliani, but I raise this question to you: Do they both have same amount of inconsitenties? Who is under more investigation in life? You or O.J. Simpson. You would probably say O.J., because he has done more things that are wrong then you have. It is completely logical to spend more time one question person who has more to answer for.
    I just have hard time understanding how the Mayor can believe abortion is wrong (i.e. some degree of taking a human life) and he still would allow women the right to choose this. That is like Bill Clinton saying he smoked weed, but didn’t inhale. One word: What???
    Also, how can Giuliani have any credability when it come to family relationships. He is on his three wife which is the same woman he was having an affair with during his second marriage. Again, another Clinton passtime. To top this off, his own children don’t even support him.
    I understand that he knows that he has made mistakes. However, he keeps crying for mercy, while the American people cry for morality. Believe me, I understand as well that he cut down crime and dealt with a city in crisis during 9/11. I applaud him for this. However this only proves that he has a brain, I want to know if he has a heart.

    I’m sorry, but until he explain why he is adulterer and why he can not convince his on children that he is the best canidate for President, I will continue to vote for a consitent and moral canidate like Mike Huckabee. The American people and myself are more concern about one’s character than one’s crime rates. I wish you the best, and I hope you will vote the same way.

  9. Flap says:

    Mike Huckabee is a good man but we are not electing a pastor or pope.

    And, if you have adult children you would soon understand that they are unique individuals that often do not march to the “same” tune as their parents.

    Plus, he who is without sin…..

  10. Tim says:

    Believe me; I do not want any man to our President simply because he is a pastor, pope, or even a religious man. I want a consistent and moral politician that stands by what he believes and not one who speaks of family values which he doesn’t live by.
    About you Bible reference (John 8:7), I suggest that you read that verse in context to the rest of the passage. You will see that Jesus is not condemning judgment, he is condemning the way a group of people view themselves (the Pharisees). Of course, Jesus supports judgment as long some is judged properly and accordingly. If this was not so, all the crime that Giuliani is stopping is wrong, because he is viewing criminals as wrong doers and by his “judgment” has them arrested and prosecuted. No criminal justice system can work without judgment.
    Obviously, we both believe that what Giuliani is doing the right thing by stopping crime. I said all that to say this: You do not need to be sinless (i.e. a complete righteous person), in order to stand up for what is right. However, it is common knowledge that people loses creditability, the more inconsistent they are. Hence, the more inconsistent they are the more they lose the trust of people. This is why our society allows Michael Jackson to do right things like donate money to a children’s hospital and still doesn’t trust him enough to spend the night with there children alone. It’s not hypocritical it’s logical.
    Also, if your going to quote scripture let me give it a try one. Proverbs 22:6 states “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Now, please explain why his children don’t support him. Is there a training problem? I am asking you honestly. Also, can you find a Bible verse or a good reason why Giuliani cheated on his wife? I honesty want to know what his reason was for betraying his wife.
    Anyway, I appreciate your efforts but the mayor’s actions still don’t make sense. It is like I said to you before. I don’t want a religious man in office. I want someone a man who is right. I truly hope you will put your principles ahead of your politics. Again, thank you for the response.

  11. […] Rudy Giuliani Florida Poll Watch: Huckabee Now in Second Place […]

  12. Thomas Jackson says:

    I cannot vote for a man who used Public Funds to support his continous adulterous behavior. He was “tough” arresting poor people if they cheated on 150 bucks welfare checks while he and his cronies were using public funds in the tens of thousands to support their adulterous behavior.

    Had it not been for 9-11, Rudy would not even be running for dog-catcher.

    I heard him say flying the Confederate flag on State Ground should be left to the state. Clearly, he lacks moral compass. If Rudy was president during the 1960s, segregation would still be the norm. The only family value I’ve seen Rudy display is his support for abortion, gay marriage, his adulterous life-style, playing the race card in favor of white racists, and the list goes on.

  13. Flap says:

    Bull

    Your facts defy the truth…..

  14. Thomas Jackson says:

    which one are you going to deny? That he didn’t use public funds to fund his adulterous lifestyle…or the rest? As to his adultery, he himself admit to it and came up with a bogus explaination about how the public got charged for his lack of moral fiber. As to the rest, it’s no mistake that social conservative are flocking to whoever they believe can replace poor little rudy.

  15. Flap says:

    He didn’t order the funds to be spent.

    Yes, he committed adultery as have many people.

    Does this disqualify you from the Presidency? Want to discuss the moral compass of the other candidates?

  16. Thomas Jackson says:

    He didn’t stop it either. I think voters who care about moral issues will choose the candidate with the lesser immorality baggage, and it’s certainly not Rudy.

  17. Flap says:

    He didn’t stop it either

    What do you mean? He married the woman with whom he committed adultery.

    So, are you proposing a morals test for public office? What about a religious test?

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