Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Mike Huckabee Second in OKGOP poll

This from the OKGOP party's weekly e-mail.

Huckabee Makes Move in Latest OKGOP Poll

With 410 Republican votes cast, Fred Thompson was once again Oklahoma's top choice in our State Party online poll, but the margin has shrunk.

Thompson went from 46% to 38%. Rudy Giuliani, who received 16% in our first poll in April, came in third with 14%. The candidate who made the biggest jump was Mike Huckabee of Arkansas. Huckabee was under 7% in our first poll, but came in with 18% in our latest poll. Huckabee also made some noise in Iowa recently, coming in second behind Mitt Romney. Romney rounded out the top four in our poll with 13%. All other candidates in our poll received under 4%.

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  1. Hey I want toknow where you got these numbers so I canpot them on my blog at sc4huckabee, because any poitive news makes our state jump, let me know. Thanks

  2. As I said in the post, they came from the Oklahoma Republican Party's weekly e-mail. Unfortunately, the poll itself is not online anywhere; only a few blogs and the email. McCarville Report Online, an Oklahoma political blog, also has posted the poll .

  3. Well this is exciting news, Governor Huckabee coming in second in the OK GOP poll, thanks for posting it..
    You have a great blog,keep up the good work!

  4. Welcome from The Maritime Sentry

  5. Check out these comments from Jeb Bush when he was in Dallas the other day.

    Jeb Bush says five can beat Clinton

    Any of top GOP tier capable, president's brother says in Dallas

    12:00 AM CDT on Saturday, November 3, 2007

    By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News


    Hillary Rodham Clinton will probably be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, and any one of five Republican candidates could beat her in next year's election, says former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, President Bush's younger brother.

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee should be included among the GOP field's top tier candidates, along with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Arizona Sen. John McCain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, Mr. Bush said Friday after headlining a National Center for Policy Analysis lecture at Dallas' Hilton Anatole hotel.

    "He's a great speaker. And I like governors. He's got a great sense of humor. But he should be taken seriously," Mr. Bush said of Mr. Huckabee, who was Arkansas governor from 1996 until earlier this year.

    Mr. Bush has not endorsed a particular Republican to be the party's nominee and says he doesn't plan to. Five leading GOP candidates could adequately compete for the presidency with the Democrats' nominee, he said.

    Asked whether Mrs. Clinton, a New York Democrat, will win her party's nomination, Mr. Bush replied, "It looks that way. She's running a very good campaign."

    As for his own ambitions – a run for president in 2012 or 2016, perhaps? – Mr. Bush all but dismissed the notion of re-entering electoral politics.

    "I truly had my dream come true. That was what I really wanted," he said of serving as Florida's governor from 1998 until this year. "I don't have any aspirations beyond that. You never say never. But it'd be highly doubtful that I'd do that."

    During his wide-ranging speech and question-and-answer session, Mr. Bush also talked at length about the United States' need to be more welcoming of immigrants.

    He did not discuss, however, his position on specific immigration policies, such as those recently considered by Congress to help stem the influx of illegal immigrants across U.S. borders.

    "Immigration ... it's our secret weapon. It's what distinguishes us from Europe. It's what we need to grow," Mr. Bush told the 200 or so people attending. "Immigration in general is a positive thing for America. The world is shifting, and we have to raise our game, and I think immigrants will play a great role in that."

    Mr. Bush also spoke briefly about President Bush, saying his older brother is "a man of dogged principles" who consistently governs in the nation's best interest.

    When the historians take a retrospective look at his presidency, "he will be viewed in an entirely different light," Mr. Bush said.

    The security situation in Iraq, for example, is already improving, Mr. Bush said.

    "Reports of it, they're already starting to catch up with the actual success on the ground," Mr. Bush said following his lecture.

    Dallas lawyer George P. Bush, Mr. Bush's son, also attended the event. Father and son lingered for 20 minutes after the event, posing together for photo opportunities and chatting with well-wishers.


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