Huckabee in Iowa

Posted in Election 2008 by Ryan on the November 16th, 2007

Mike Huckabee is surging in Iowa.  A recent poll from Nov. 10-14 shows him only 2 points behind Mitt Romney, 24% vs. Romney’s 26%.  This is a huge change in the dynamics of the race in Iowa.  However, as many point out, even if Huckabee wins in Iowa, it isn’t realistic that he’ll get enough momentum fast enough.  Thats why some say a vote for Huckabee in Iowa is a vote for Giuliani, in fact, some Giuliani supporters may vote for Huckabee simply to derail Romney, deflating any victory or actually beating him.

After looking at this poll earlier today, another apparently was released and added to the Iowa Real Clear Politics average which shows Romney back up to a 9 point lead, averaging him out to an 8.8 average lead over the past few polls.

If nothing else, Huckabee’s rise past McCain, Thompson and Giuliani is fun to see.  The Republican race is truly a lot more interesting than the Democratic race.

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  1. doug said, on November 16th, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    I think that the race will inevitably tighten a little bit…but no way is Huckabee only down 2 point.

    A new Rasmussen poll puts Romney ahead 13.

  2. Ryan said, on November 23rd, 2007 at 6:47 am

    While I personally want to see Romney win Iowa and the nomination, it simply looks like Huckabee is trending consistently as the race there tightens. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.

    The rabid media attention of course fuels all of this.
    He is rising…perhaps he will plateau, but for now it is all up from where he was.

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