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October 11, 2006
GOP Straw Poll (Updated)

GOP Bloggers have a new straw poll, and these are getting more and more sophisticated. We will be able to track responses by CQ readers as the poll continues. I'll check on it later this evening and update my post with the trends.

UPDATE 9 PM CT: In 14 hours, CQ readers have cast over 4200 votes, and the results are interesting. In the votes for acceptability, Giuliani and Romney come close to a tie (2685-2650, Romney). However, in the first-choice selections, Giuliani leads substantially with 35.9% of all CQ readers. Romney drops back to 20.9%, barely ahead of Newt Gingrich with 19.9%. George Allen gets 6.8%, and everyone else winds up in the hash.

The highest unacceptability ratings came from a surprising source. 54.2% of all CQ readers found Chuck Hagel unacceptable. George Pataki got 45.6% disapproval, and John McCain came in third at 42.3%. Bill Frist got 23.8% disapproval, a mild surprise given his recent successes in passing popular legislation.

In the two- and three-way races, Giuliani wins easily. He beats Romney head-to-head 54.5%-42.6%, and Rudy tops Romney and McCain 52.3-40.8-4.7.

I find these results fascinating, given conservative skepticism for Rudy -- and the self-description of CQ readers as an average 8 on the conservative scale. Keep checking back!

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 11, 2006 6:55 AM

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