Monday, October 15, 2007

Novak: 38% Is Too Strong To Ignore!

A really pathetic column, even for Robert Novak. Don't count Rudy out--he's got 27% of churchgoers behind him!

"The most surprising recent national polling result was an answer given by Republicans who attend church weekly when Gallup asked their presidential preference. A plurality chose Rudy Giuliani, a Catholic who in 1999 said: "I don't attend regularly, but I attend occasionally." Their choice raises deep concern among prominent conservative Republicans who feel it would be a serious mistake for leaders of the religious right to scorn the former mayor of New York...In an aggregation of 1,690 interviews with Republicans and Republican-leaning independents in four Gallup surveys during August and September, Giuliani led with 27 percent (to Fred Thompson's 24 percent) among those who said they attended church once a week. Even more startling was the result of interviews with adult voters without regard to party preference. Among churchgoing Catholics, Giuliani led with a plus-38 favorable rating (trailed by Sen. John McCain with a plus-29 and Clinton bringing up the rear with a minus-9)."

Does Novak consider President Bush to be mighty, with those kinds of numbers?

I know there's the expectation that if nominated, the ranks would swell. But Giuliani could double that 27% and still only get about half the religious vote.

The strongest arguments against Rudy Giuliani, are the lame, lying, phony arguments put up for him by his "friends". It's no secret what Robert Novak thinks of the religious Right, and it makes me more certain what Giuliani would do to us.

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