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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:38 PM
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CNN Poll: Huckabee Would Lose To Top Democrats By Double Digits
http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/12/10/poll.head.to.hea... /

Poll: Huckabee would lose to top Democrats by double digits

By Alexander Mooney
CNN Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- While presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is surging in new polls of GOP candidates, a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Tuesday shows he would lose to all three leading Democratic candidates by double digits in hypothetical contests.

In head-to-head matchups -- the first to include Huckabee -- the former Arkansas governor loses to Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York by 10 percentage points (54 percent to 44 percent), to Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois by 15 points (55 percent to 40 percent) and to former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina by 25 points (60 percent to 35 percent).

The poll comes on the heels of a CNN/Opinion Research poll released Monday that showed Huckabee doubled his support nationally among likely Republican voters in the last month and is in a statistical dead heat with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. View complete poll results

But Huckabee's double-digit deficits with the leading Democrats likely suggest that the Arkansas Republican still lacks widespread name recognition nationally, according to Keating Holland, CNN's polling director. Watch as CNN's Bill Schneider analyzes changes in the races

"Americans tend not to support candidates they're not familiar with, and it's possible Huckabee's numbers are low in these hypothetical matchups because he is still not very well known nationally," Holland said.

The poll also shows that Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona would do best against leading Democrats. He beats Clinton by 2 percentage points (50 percent to 48 percent), ties Obama (48 percent to 48 percent) and loses to Edwards by a smaller margin (8 points) than the other Republican candidates do.

In addition to Huckabee, Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney lose to all three top Democrats in the survey.

On the Democratic side, Edwards performs best against each of the leading Republicans. In addition to beating Huckabee by 25 percent and McCain by 8 percent, the North Carolina Democrat beats Romney by 22 percentage points (59 percent to 37 percent) and Giuliani by 9 percentage points (53 percent to 44 percent).

While the survey shows McCain and Edwards performing best in their respective fields, both candidates continue to significantly trail their parties' front-runners significantly. In the national horse race numbers released Monday, McCain trails Giuliani by 11 percentage points, and Edwards is behind Clinton by 26 percentage points.

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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:42 PM
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1. Be hard to win a nationwide election with the name Gomer Huckabee
I don't care what anyone says.

Don
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:46 PM
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2. Since Michigan's DEM primary is all but ruined, I just may have to request a GOP ballot come Jan. 15
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:56 PM
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3. YES. DO IT.
I have been suggesting that to my Michigan friends. Go out and vote for the least electable Republican (though voting Hunter or Tancredo would be a waste of time). I'm torn between Hucklebee and Rommmney.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:19 PM
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4. Say, that's pretty sneaky.
But everytime I do it, I feel great afterward.
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Johnny Noshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:19 PM
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5. One maybe small problem with Huck...
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 08:21 PM by Johnny Noshoes
what the hell do we do if the bastard actually managed to win or "win"? I know doesn't seem possible but be careful what you wish for because we DON'T want to get it.

"The State Department thinks we talk too loud. How about don't invade other countries,
torture their people, lie about it, then screw up everything anyway. That might help too."
-Eric Alterman
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:26 PM
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6. Please God, let Huckabee win!
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:01 PM
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8. Huckabee would be even easier to beat than Rudy or Mittens IMHO.
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:26 PM
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7. Edwards would be the "Republican Killer" in the General Election....
An Edwards v. Huckabee matchup would be a thing of beauty!

Edwards would not only win big, but he would reach down and bring along lots of Democrats with him to the House and Senate.

The Debates in the General Election would seem totally unfair given the baggage Huckabee would be dragging behind him.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:01 PM
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10. We need Edwards. Hardcore. /nt
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:07 PM
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9. Repugs do not have a chance...
but they are doing a nice job of wasting money, which seems to be a common repug theme.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:21 PM
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11. Most people nationwide do not know who Huckabee is yet
We are all political junkies here, but most people haven't started to pay attention. I'm not saying that Huck would win, but it will be a close election whoever the two candidates are.
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TheWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:45 PM
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12. It frightens me to no end why people are not taking this more seriously
Back in 1999/2000, no one took the prospect of the Giggling Murderer very seriously either.

And look what happened.

They are setting up this Madman as the Folksy, You'd have a Beer with Him, Down To Earth, Christian Godly Man candidate just the way they did seven years ago.

It's George 2.0.

Do not forget that they steal elections.

Do not forget that they will stop at nothing to gain, acquire, or keep power.

I don't care if they run the Ghost Of Mussolini.

People had better pay attention.
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