Saturday, December 8, 2007

Most Recent Rasmussen Poll has Mike Huckabee in the Lead in Michigan!

As I have been taking a break from politics to focus more on Christmas, I was checking this article about Mitt Romney whining to the Detroit News about Mike Huckabee not making it as the GOP nominee. I was reading that Mike Huckabee has the lead in Michigan. I have to give ya a little of the beginning to show ya the lead up to the Michigan talk about Mike Huckabee.

  • Romney: GOP unlikely to tap Huckabee

  • Gordon Trowbridge / Detroit News Washington Bureau

  • BLOOMFIELD HILLS -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Saturday that it's unlikely Mike Huckabee can win the GOP nomination, despite Huckabee's rapid ascent to the top of the polls in Iowa...
  • On Saturday, Romney tried to cast doubt on another Huckabee proposal, the so-called "Fair Tax," which would eliminate federal income taxes and replace them with a 30 percent national sales tax.
  • "Something like the Fair Tax is considered to be of great interest in Iowa," Romney said. "It would obviously be seen very differently in a state like Michigan, where suddenly every new car would cost 30 percent more. Michiganders would obviously have a different perspective on that."
Now to the good stuff that Michiganders are taking Mike Huckabee serious.
  • Huckabee spokeswoman Alice Stewart responded to Romney's comments by pointing to a survey released Saturday showing Huckabee in a virtual tie in Michigan with Romney and Giuliani.
  • "This shows the people of Michigan are listening to Gov. Huckabee's policy and record and they like what they hear," Stewart said.
  • The automated telephone survey by Rasmussen Reports, an independent polling firm, showed Huckabee with support from 21 percent of likely Michigan Republican voters, with Romney at 20 percent and Giuliani at 18, placing them in a statistical dead heat.
  • The poll surveyed 424 people.
  • Earlier this fall, polls showed Huckabee in the single digits in Michigan.
Read the rest here. I have added all of what there is about Mike Huckabee. But if for some reason ya want to read about Mitt Romney, it's a free country.

Well, it looks like people in this great state are starting to notice what I have since March and plus they must seem to like the idea of the Fair Tax. Anyways, after reading this, I had to check in on the poll info, yup, Mike is leading in Michigan


Michigan Republican Primary

Tuesday, January 15 Delegates at Stake: 61


Polling Data

PollDateGiulianiRomneyThompsonMcCainHuckabeePaulSpread
RCP Average10/02 - 12/0422.520.312.811.310.34.5Giuliani +2.2
Rasmussen12/04 - 12/04192098217Huckabee +1.0
Detroit News11/07 - 11/132825131292Giuliani +3.0
Strategic Vision (R)10/05 - 10/072420151054Giuliani +4.0
Insider Advantage10/02 - 10/021916141565Giuliani +3.0
See All Michigan Republican Primary Polling Data

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Here is some of the article that goes along with the Rasmussen info.

  • Election 2008: Michigan Republican Primary
  • Michigan: Huckabee 21% Romney 20% Giuliani 19%
  • Saturday, December 08, 2007
  • Mike Huckabee’s surging campaign has created a three-way toss-up in Michigan’s Republican Primary. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds Huckabee earning 21% of the vote. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the son of a former Michigan Governor, attracts 20% support while former New York City Mayor is the top choice for 19% of Likely Republican Primary Voters.
  • In Michigan, 37% of Likely Republican Primary Voters name the economy as the top voting issue. Twenty percent (20%) say immigration is the top priority while 17% say that the War on Terror is most important. Among those who name the economy as their highest priority, there is little differentiation between the leading candidates—21% prefer Giuliani, 20% favor Romney, and 15% support Huckabee.
  • As in other states, Huckabee leads all candidates among Evangelical Christians. In Michigan, he attracts 37% of the Evangelical vote. Giuliani is second among these voters with 16% support. Romney attracts just 6% of Evangelical Primary voters, less support than McCain or Thompson.
Read all here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

On top of the poll making Romney look bad, he obviously does not understand the Fairtax. The price of the cars would remain roughly the same because the Fairtax would replace the embedded taxes. Huckabee needs to come to town and tell all the auto workers that they would get there whole paycheck. I think if they did the research without any interference rom people like Romney, thy will side with Huck. Romney probably knows this and wants to smear the Fairtax for the same reasons most politicians do, because the Fairtax takes away the powerful K Street tax lobby. He knows the tax lobby is another way to get more campaign money and donations, therefore it is his interest that the status quo be maintained.

Ian said...

Renown economist, Dr. Laurence Kotlikoff, has stated (9/26/2006),

"Yes I think [the U.S. is bankrupt] because if you look at our long term fiscal obligations and compare them with our tax receipts that are projected to come in, you end up finding the difference in present value is equal to $63 trillion. This is according to an update of a U.S Treasury study. So it is not an academic study but rather a government study.

"To come with $63 trillion in present value, you would have to have an immediate and permanent roughly 70 percent hike in federal corporate and personal income taxes. Alternatively you could immediately double the payroll tax. So we are talking about gargantuan adjustments here, huge problems that we are facing, and a lot of this has to do with the fact that the society is aging. We are currently facing 33 million people over 65. But when the Boomers retire there will be about 77 million people over 65. And we are currently handing out per old person roughly $30,000 on average in Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid benefits. But when the Boomers retire we are going to be paying them a lot higher level of benefits because these benefit levels continue to grow much more rapidly than wages per worker. So think about 77 million Baby Boomers getting roughly $40,000 per head, and you see the magnitude of the problem. We are talking trillions of dollars. $44,000 times 77 million is a very big number. It is in the trillions, A couple trillion dollars a year in obligations. So I do not think it is an exaggeration to say the country is bankrupt."

Kotlikoff believes that Huckabee's FairTax is the vehicle to derail economic meltdown.

And Kotlikoff is in good company.

As well as, perhaps, saving the economy, Mr. Huckabee will free us every-day working Americans - restoring the term, "freeholder" and the spirit that goes with it - from the shackles that were thrust upon us as a result of a "small group of dominant men" who were responsible for conceiving of the Federal Reserve Act and the Income Tax Act. These were both passed in 1913, a year that will live in infamy.