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Polls: Huckabee surging in FL



Giuliani_2008_nhea105 Two more polls show Mike Huckabee giving Rudy Giuliani a run for his money in Huckabee_2008_cadd105 Florida. Maybe that explains why Rudy's campaign has cut back his TV expenses in New Hampshire, to give it more flexibility and resources for must-win Florida.

Strategic Vision's 12/14-16 poll : Rudy Giuliani 25%;  Mike Huckabee 21%; John McCain 15%; Mitt Romney 13%; Fred Thompson 10% Ron Paul 4%; Tom Tancredo 2%; Duncan Hunter 1%; and 9% undecided. “Republicans could potentially have four to five viable candidates when the race comes to Florida.  Such a scenario would benefit Guilaini as it would divide the conservative vote.  Most interesting is the McCain revival particularly in the I-4 corridor,” said  a statement from Strategic Vision CEO David "Not DJ, the former RPOF executive director" Johnson.

Then there's the new SurveyUSA automated poll: Giuliani 29%; Huckabee 24%; Romney 20%; McCain 10%; Thompson 8%; other 6%, undecided 3%.

In other Huckaboom news, Florida supporters are planning a rally Monday morning at the Orlando executive airport. The campaign tells us, though, that Huckabee won't be there and may not return for a few weeks.

"I know Florida is a top priority for the governor but I've been told it is not likely before end of year,'' said Kirsten Fedewa, a spokeswoman.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:11pm]


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