Colbert’s Poll Numbers on the Rise
Posted on Oct 26, 2007
Look out, Hillary Clinton—Stephen Colbert might soon be hot on your heels. As it happens, Republican presidential hopefuls Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson also have cause for concern, according to a new Rasmussen Report national survey. Oh, and about those reports that Colbert’s candidacy may violate campaign election laws? Comedy Central’s on the case.
Editor & Publisher:
Less than a week ago, shortly after he announced for president, Stephen Colbert was favored by only a little more than 2% of Democrats as the favorite for the nomination. Now, a Rasmussen Report national telephone survey has found that he gains 13% of voters in a matchup with Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Hillary Clinton.
With former Sen. Fred Thompson substituted for Giuliani, the host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report still got 12%.
If he keeps gaining over 10% a week, Colbert should be leading the field before November is out.
Mr. President? Perhaps Colbert’s first taste of real White House influence, at his infamous 2006 appearance at the White House Press Correspondents’ Dinner, whetted his appetite for an ‘08 run.