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Election 2008: South Carolina Republican Primary
South Carolina: McCain Leads, Thompson Gaining

Over the past several days, the only real movement in South Carolina’s Republican Presidential Primary has been a four-point gain for Fred Thompson and a five-point decline for Mike Huckabee.

The big winner from that trade-off is John McCain.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows McCain at 28%, Huckabee at 19%, Mitt Romney at 17%, and Fred Thompson at 16%. Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul are tied with 5% support. Giuliani is betting his entire campaign on a strong showing in Florida, where he is now tied for the lead with three others.

The current results show McCain getting some breathing room in South Carolina. The previous South Carolina poll, conducted the night after McCain’s victory in New Hampshire, had McCain at 27% and Huckabee at 24%. Before the New Hampshire vote, Huckabee was leading McCain by seven points. McCain and Huckabee are pulling away from the field nationally in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

Thompson has been directly challenging Huckabee on the campaign trail and hoping to gain some traction that will keep his campaign afloat. Earlier this year, Thompson had hoped to exploit dissatisfaction with the rest of the field and emerge as the choice for conservatives. When his campaign failed to take off, Huckabee saw the same opening and capitalized on it in a way Thompson did not. As recently as November, Thompson was tied for the lead in South Carolina.

The race remains very fluid with 8% of voters undecided and 11% saying there’s a good chance they could change their mind.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Huckabee’s supporters are “certain” they will vote for him. For supporters of Thompson and Romney, 57% are that “certain.” For McCain, 55% are certain.

While McCain’s lead is growing, South Carolina’s Democratic race is getting a bit closer. Barack Obama leads Hillary Clinton by five.

http://rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/south_carolina/election_2008_south_carolina_republican_primary

south carolina really seems to want to go with fred . . .

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Dammit. What the **** is wrong with the average voter? Even Stevie Wonder can see that Fred is the clear conservative choice. I guess we'll be a better America with illegals pouring in our borders like we were giving away free tequila and 14 year old brides, and the terrorists can have the same rights as us. That ought to win us the war on terror, huh?  ::)

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Dammit. What the **** is wrong with the average voter? Even Stevie Wonder can see that Fred is the clear conservative choice. I guess we'll be a better America with illegals pouring in our borders like we were giving away free tequila and 14 year old brides, and the terrorists can have the same rights as us. That ought to win us the war on terror, huh?  ::)

just to judge by bumper stickers and yard signs, he had a lot of support before he declared, but it just seemed to take so long for him to jump in.  now, having said that, I'm not sure what's wrong with my fellow south carolinians either.  it seems like a no brainer to me.


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Come on Fredmentum!!! I'm still hoping for President Thompson. He's the only one who makes any sense.
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Wow McCaine is doing a hell of a lot better than I thought he would. I know lots of folks here don't like him but, if he were to get the nomination I will support him.
I may not lock my doors while sitting at a red light and a black man is near, but I sure as hell grab on tight to my wallet when any democrats are close by.

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Wow McCaine is doing a hell of a lot better than I thought he would. I know lots of folks here don't like him but, if he were to get the nomination I will support him.


They put a turd sandwich over at the GOP side to run against Hitlery, I will vote for Turd sandwich... but this is why we have primaries. Too bad that a lot of the voters are ****in' morons who probably couldn't find their asses with both hands and a map, let along research into the candidates to really decide who they want as the Republican nominee.


But my backup won Michigan today. It must be the hair.


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Wow McCaine is doing a hell of a lot better than I thought he would. I know lots of folks here don't like him but, if he were to get the nomination I will support him.


They put a turd sandwich over at the GOP side to run against Hitlery, I will vote for Turd sandwich... but this is why we have primaries. Too bad that a lot of the voters are ****in' morons who probably couldn't find their asses with both hands and a map, let along research into the candidates to really decide who they want as the Republican nominee.


But my backup won Michigan today. It must be the hair.



The best part is Rudy and Paul are at 5%  :rotf:
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Come on Fredmentum!!! I'm still hoping for President Thompson. He's the only one who makes any sense.

Me too. I'm trying to keep the faith here. I'm glad he kicked ass in the debate last week. That seems to have helped his campaign some.

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Wow McCaine is doing a hell of a lot better than I thought he would. I know lots of folks here don't like him but, if he were to get the nomination I will support him.

I honestly think he is the last minute choice for the undecideds, and as a party, we are all very undecided this election.  he just seems like the safe bet, and conservatives will always go with the safe bet when uncertain.

not a flattering way of getting the nomination.

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Dammit. What the **** is wrong with the average voter? Even Stevie Wonder can see that Fred is the clear conservative choice. I guess we'll be a better America with illegals pouring in our borders like we were giving away free tequila and 14 year old brides, and the terrorists can have the same rights as us. That ought to win us the war on terror, huh?  ::)

Look at why Myth Romney won Michigan.  It certainly wasn't his conservative stand.  This has become a race to see who can promise the most to whom.  Gawd I hate RINOs.
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Wow McCaine is doing a hell of a lot better than I thought he would. I know lots of folks here don't like him but, if he were to get the nomination I will support him.
That turncoat traitor bastard will never become POTUS.  Too many of us hate his Democratic/Socialist/AntiAmerican guts.  He puts the INO into RINO.
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Dammit. What the **** is wrong with the average voter? Even Stevie Wonder can see that Fred is the clear conservative choice. I guess we'll be a better America with illegals pouring in our borders like we were giving away free tequila and 14 year old brides, and the terrorists can have the same rights as us. That ought to win us the war on terror, huh?  ::)

Look at why Myth Romney won Michigan.  It certainly wasn't his conservative stand.  This has become a race to see who can promise the most to whom.  Gawd I hate RINOs.

Yes, Romney will magically transform USA autos into great machines that look good and run well.  That is what he promised Michigan.  So will he come to California and promise to eliminate the legislature which keeps business from investing there?
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