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Poll: One Top Candidate Isn’t Even Running

Posted on Oct 5, 2007
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A recent Zogby poll asked voters to choose a candidate based only on a short biography—no names or colorful rhetoric—and to the pollsters’ surprise, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Ward Casscells had about as much support among GOP voters as Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson. If only he were in the race.

(via The Brad Blog)


A Zogby International “blind bio” poll shows that renowned cardiologist Ward Casscells, a longtime conservative now serving as the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, is preferred by about as many Republican voters nationwide as Republican frontrunners Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson.

When likely voting respondents were given brief biographical descriptions of the top GOP candidates, along with the biography of Casscells, Giulani and Thompson each won 19% support, while Casscells won 18%. Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, won 13% support, while Arizona Sen. John McCain won 11% and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won 10%.

The survey, conducted Sept. 6-10, 2007, included 299 likely GOP voters nationwide, and carries a margin of error of 5.8 percentage points.

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By omop, October 8, 2007 at 1:23 pm Link to this comment

A friend expressed an opine that the more one thinks about it, given what seems to be the ultimate two for Pres.Rep. Giuliani and Dem. Clinton that given the choices one can only conclude to go with one WE ALL KNOW PRETTY WELL BY NOW AND PROVIDED HE GETS RID OF DRACULA CHENEY ....GWB. HE’S ALREADY TRAINED AND WILL NOT MAKE THE MISTAKES THE OTHER TWO WOULD DO.

Besides he already has gotten rid of all the neocons and don’t owe AIPAC anything.

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By BlueEagle, October 8, 2007 at 10:35 am Link to this comment

In my mind this survey is null and void. Ron Paul wasn’t even included. The pollsters have a sickness and it’s called denial.

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By Outraged, October 8, 2007 at 6:26 am Link to this comment

I’d sooner vote for Homer Simpson as vote for Guiliani.  I mean as unconventional as Homer is, at least he’s likeable and by some rare stroke of genius what he does works out in the end.  And you can’t say that for Guiliani.  Doh….

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By thomas billis, October 6, 2007 at 5:12 am Link to this comment
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Do not worry deep in the bowels of the democratic establishment they are working on a plan how they can lose to none of the above.I hear they are thinking of running Swift Boat ads against themselves.

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