Thursday, May 17, 2007

The "Summer of Romney"

In the News

by David Brody
CBN News Capitol Hill Correspondent


Could this be the “Summer of Romney”? A New Zogby poll shows that Mitt Romney has taken the lead in Iowa. I know there are a lot of polls out there but Zogby has always been a pretty good barometer. Read below from John Zogby’s website:

"Republican Mitt Romney has pushed from a distant third place into a small lead in Iowa, the continuation of progress he has shown since the first of the year in the Hawkeye state, while Arizona Sen. John McCain has remained steady and one-time front-runner Rudy Giuliani has slid substantially, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.
Romney, who is also on top of the heap in the GOP race in New Hampshire, has nearly doubled since the last Zogby Iowa polling in March and has nearly quadrupled since January. Meanwhile, McCain has held steady over the same time period, while Giuliani has returned to where he was at the beginning of the year after a solid bump up in March. The percentage of undecided in the GOP race has remained constant at 22% throughout.
Romney is performing quite well among the very conservative and the conservative, while Giuliani has lost significant support among those likely voters – this coming after Romney’s strong performance on the CBS newsmagazine program 60 Minutes.
“Times have definitely changed. It used to be conventional wisdom that the worst thing a leader could face was a knock on the door and a voice calling out ‘Mike Wallace here from 60 Minutes - I have a few questions.’ Perhaps Mitt Romney proved this past weekend that this conventional wisdom doesn’t always hold true."

Iowa. New Hampshire. Leading in Michigan too. Positive reviews in the debate. Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines. You have Romney beginning to grow substantially. McCain has stayed solid and Giuliani is not going anywhere. And then get ready for Arthur Branch (AKA FDT). It’s going to be a wild summer.