Rudy's the Frontrunner! 4 in 10 Republicans Find McCain Unacceptable
Memo to the wizened Beltway insiders at the Hotline, the Note, and the Washington Post. THIS is why us Rudyites keep on insisting that our guy is the man to beat, and why we get so cranky when McCain is looked at as anything but a nonfactor. The Gallup poll finally asks the question most of us have been wondering about:
A new Gallup poll asking Americans theirs views of 25 leading candidates for president in 2008 found that one of the Republican frontrunners, Sen. John McCain, is judged "unacceptable" by 41% of those in his own party.John Weaver is in a world of hurt right now.
A bare majority, 55%, find him "acceptable." In contrast, 73% of Republicans give their okay to rival Rudy Giuliani. Condoleezza Rice got the thumb's up from 68%.
Most of the opposition to McCain comes from conservatives, possibly explaining his moves in that direction lately.
Interestingly, the Republicans with the highest "unacceptable" ratings are Vice President Cheney (61%) and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (52%).