27 September 2007

POTUS 08 Survey: Final Results

The results from The Republican Heard newsletter survey:

Which Presidential candidate are you currently supporting?
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
131
31.5%


Gov. Mitt Romney
61
14.7%

Gov. Mike Huckabee
18
4.3%

Senator John McCain
33
7.9%

Senator Sam Brownback
6
1.4%

Rep. Duncan Hunter
3
0.7%

Rep. Ron Paul
14
3.4%

Sen. Fred Thompson
95
22.8%

Rep. Tom Tancredo
1
0.2%

Alan Keyes
1
0.2%

Other
29
7.0%

How committed are you to that candidate?
Strongly - Will Not Change
78
18.8%

Somewhat - Probably Will Not Change
161
38.7%

Leaning - Could Change
122
29.3%

Soft - Probably Will Change
7
1.7%

Uncommitted/Undecided
23
5.5%

What issue is most important to you as you consider the 2008 Presidential election?
War in Iraq
42
10.1%

War on Terrorism
117
28.1%

Foreign Affairs
9
2.2%

Homeland Security
34
8.2%

Government Spending
54
13.0%

Immigration
56
13.5%

Health Care
16
3.8%

Education
3
0.7%

Ethics
14
3.4%

Taxes
34
8.2%

Transportation
2
0.5%

Social Security/Medicare
7
1.7%

How much attention do you pay to the Presidential campaigns?
I spend 5 hours or more each week considering the Presidential campaigns
99
23.8%
I spend between 3 and 5 hours per week on the Presidential campaigns
77
18.5%
I spend between 1 and 3 hours per week focusing on the Presidential campaigns?
116
27.9%
I spend less than one hour each week on the campaigns
82
19.7%
I do not pay attention to the campaigns
18
4.3%

Which Democrat Presidential candidate do you think will win the Democratic nomination?
Sen. Hillary Clinton
297
71.4%
Sen. Barack Obama
47
11.3%
Sen. Chris Dodd
5
1.2%
Sen. John Edwards
24
5.8%
Sen. Joe Biden
2
0.5%
Gov. Bill Richardson
3
0.7%
Rep. Dennis Kucinich
2
0.5%
Sen. Mike Gravel
0
0.0%

Do you visit the websites of Presidential candidates?
Yes
124
29.8%
No
268
64.4%


6 comments:

Bill Jenkins said...

I'm with Mitt Romney to the end.

If he doesn't get the nomination, it will either be Guliani or Thompson and I will support either one but Romney is far and away my choice.

Keith Velia said...

I support Giuliani and Ron Paul, and I'm on the fence about continuing to support McCain.

McCain was my original choice, but considering how disappointing the campaign has been in using its money its difficult to continue donating and it doesn't seem he is doing anything on the ground in CT.

Once Giuliani entered the race I had to support him as I think he did an unbelievable job of turning around NYC. His record of tax cuts, welfare roll reductions and making NY safe is unbelievable especially given that he was able to do this in one of the most liberal cities in America. His leadership post 9/11 was inspirational, particularly his attendance of so many funerals for fallen cops and firemen. I think that he and McCain are the two best qualified individuals to lead the country, but I feel McCain may have missed his opportunity and is a little past his time, while Giuliani is the right man at the right time.

Ron Paul is obviously less likely to get the nomination given his continued low standings in national polls, but he has performed quite well to date, he has run an impressive grassroots campaign and he has probably added more to the debates than any other candidate. He has a great record and I believe is a very genuine individual with an extremely principled Libertarian view, and I also support him because I believe those Libertarian principles need to be heard throughout our party and the country.

I consider all 3 of these candidates to be Libertarian in that they are all generally socially liberal and economically conservative. This seems typical of many CT Republicans and appears to be a strong trend among young people.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

The nation could do a lot worse than Mike Huckabee, and often has.
His record is fabulous as is stance on Constitutional issues most especially as they regard the 2nd Amendment.

That said; as authentic Connecticut Republicans we should also look to which candidate might best increase Republican turnout here, thus enhancing some of our other Republican candidates chances at the polls.

That candidate is Giuliani.

Heath - Exec Dir said...

Thank you for contributing your thoughts.

Rich T. said...

I feel bad for Mike Gravel...he didn't even get one vote in the poll. Just because he wear's a tin foil hat to communicate with the mothership is no reason to totally diss the guy...change my vote from Hillary getting the nomination to Mike Gravel.

Wolcottboy said...

I was originally going to support Duncan Hunter. He's a great military man, is an excellent communicator and debator. He is strong in conservative beliefs. I wonder if he's just a bit too much for the country to handle in these areas, though. More camera time might prove me wrong though.

I've instead gone towards Mike Huckabee. ACR is right- he is also just as conservative with Hunter, but is very charismatic, friendly, and not proclaiming the sky is falling. In doing so he comes across as very honest about the reality of America today with good solutions without they hype of most candidates in both parties. We wouldn't go wrong electing this Governor from Arkansas.


A quick comment about the Dems- Bill Richardson will come across as an underdog later in the campaign. Clinton will fizzle and Obama's "He's such a great speaker!" rendition will falter as people start asking for his real plans and learn his voting record. Hitler was a good speaker too and successfully elected. But not the right choice. Watch the other Democrats for someone who will resonate past the Homecoming King and Queen.