A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Michigan match will be mixed for Republicans.

With the Michigan Republican Primary showing a two-horse race between McCain and Romney, the field is still far from selecting a winner. At the moment McCain is a nose ahead of Romney, with Huckabee trotting up a fair third. However, the pundits "national" champion, Guiliani, is still offering a lacklustre performance.

Rasmassen Reports' latest telephone survey gives this -

Mitt Romney 26%
John McCain 25%
Mike Huckabee 17%
Fred Thompson 9%
Ron Paul 8%
Rudy Giuliani 6%

Ron Paul's position is considerably better than the 2% Rasmussen says he gets nationwide. Ron Paul could come in at a decent fourth or even beat Huckabee, if the latter makes any more dodgy quips!

But on 26% Mitt Romney can hardly claim a victory, being that represents only a quarter. Just that he has slightly more people on the end of a phone rooting for him!

My hunch is that it will soon get to be a three-way contest - McCain, Romney and Paul. But that, as we all know, is a hunch because just like the pundits and pollsters I don't really know. But such a contest would give a choice between real change from Ron Paul and tweaked change from the other two!


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