Rudy and the So-Cons
The Christian News recently conducted a survey regarding potential 2008 candidates. The results are quite interesting:
ChristiaNet.com, the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, recently gathered opinions about potential 2008 Presidential candidates. In a closed poll of 681 registered Christian voters, ChristiaNet asked voters who they would and absolutely would not vote for in the upcoming Presidential elections. Those participating could select from three democratic possibilities, three republican possibilities, or place a vote of uncertainty, if undecided.
The possible Republican candidate choices were Jeb Bush, Rudolph Giuliani, and John McCain. Bush received 44% of the votes; Giuliani and McCain each received 28%. The Democratic candidate choices included Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry. Clinton received 53% of the votes as the Democratic candidate hopeful, with Gore at 26% and Kerry trailing at 21%.
When pollers responded to the question of who they would not vote for, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush were, once again, the forerunners. Seventeen percent of those polled indicated that they would not vote for Jeb Bush and 46% of pollers stated opposition towards Hillary Clinton. Results from a recent Gallup Poll support the polarized views. "All in all, the public is just about as likely ... to come up with positive views of Clinton as they are to come up with negative views," Gallup reported in a survey conducted June 26-29.
Since Jeb Bush is not running for President in 2008, I wonder what candidate would be the most likely to garner the majority of his support? Once again, from The Christian News article:
Giuliani received the least amount of unfavorable votes at 2.5%. Based on his low negative scores, Rudy Giuliani still has an opportunity to define himself to the American people. Giuliani could prove to be a contender come election time.