Huck a Boom Boom screams Matt Drudge as Huckabee zooms to a national GOP poll tie with Rudy Giuliani.
Mike Huckabee has surged into a virtual tie with front-runner Rudy Giuliani in the national 2008 Republican presidential race two weeks before the first contest, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.
Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas whose campaign has caught fire in recent weeks, wiped out an 18-point deficit in one month to pull within one point of Giuliani, 23 percent to 22 percent.
- Rudy – 23% (29%, 11-14 thru 11-17)
- Mike Huckabee – 22% (11%)
- Mitt Romney – 16% (9%)
- Fred Thompson – 13% (15%)
- John McCain – 12% (9%)
- Ron Paul – 4% (5%)
The poll was taken last Wednesday to Friday. It surveyed 436 likely Democratic primary voters and 432 likely Republican primary voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8 percentage points for both parties.
Actually, the Rasmussen Presidential Daily tracking poll has shown Mike Huckabee in the lead or within the margin of error for a week or so. Those poll numbers are here.
This race remains extremely fluid and Mike Huckabee has continued to boom despite weathering massive media attacks from Mitt Romney. And, the right blogosphere attacks on Huckabee (led by the National Review who has endorsed Mitt Romney) have been compared to the ones unleashed on Harriet Miers’ appointment by President Bush to the United States Supreme court.
Will the HUCK start to fade under these attacks? Or have GOP voters decided they want a candidate not dictated by the pundits and inside baseball folks?
Also, note that Fred Thompson and John McCain are not that far behind in the pack now that Rudy has fallen/collapsed.
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