N.H. Insider Poll: Allen First, Then Rudy
I agree with Kavon here. I'm not sure how much stock we should put in this, but the fact that the sample is composed largely of New Hampshire activists makes me take it a little bit more seriously than I would otherwise.
U.S. Sen. George Allen of Virginia came out on top in a N.H. Insider poll that asked people whom they would vote for if the 2008 Republican presidential primary were held now.
The poll took place between June 8-13, and targeted N.H. Republican insiders, activists and leaders via e-mail, said Stephen DeMaura, founder of the N.H. Insider Web site.
“That’s where a majority of those responses are from,” DeMaura said of the poll results.
Five hundred and two votes were cast. Computer software automatically calculated percentages, and each vote was added to the tally.
Allen claimed the highest number of votes with 16 percent.
Bill Bozin, spokesman for George Allen, said, “The sentiments are greatly appreciated, but Sen. Allen is focused on his re-election in Virginia.”
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani came in second with 13 percent, and Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney was third with 12 percent of the vote.
Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee both received a 2 percent of the vote.