miércoles, 31 de octubre de 2007

Romney se consolida en Carolina del Sur

Cuando la campaña del Gobernador Mitt Romney nos anunciaba hace meses que a finales de año observaríamos cómo se colocaba en primera posición en intención de voto en Carolina del Sur, pocos nos lo tomábamos en serio. Por aquel entonces aparecía como cuarta opción en las encuestas del primer estado sureño que albergará primarias. Su perfil republicano poco ortodoxo, de religión mormona y vecino de la Yankee Massachusetts, parecía jugar con desventaja en esta plaza de costumbres fijas. Pero el tiempo está dándole la razón. Según los datos del último sondeo de American Research Group, Romney ya estaría en cabeza también en Carolina del Sur. Romney, Clinton Open Up S.C. Poll Leads

(...) For the second straight month, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has the lead amongst Republican presidential candidates in a key poll of South Carolina voters. (...) Romney, who predicted in the summer that his numbers would increase the more he visited the Palmetto State like they did in Iowa and New Hampshire, was at 29 percent, according to numbers released today by American Research Group. That was a 3-point increase from the group's September poll. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was in second place with 23 percent, the same place he was at in September

U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona was again in third place with 13 percent. Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee finished fourth with 10 percent for the second month in the row. Thompson's ARG numbers had been in the 20s during the summer before he officially announced his candidacy. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was at 5 percent - up from 1 percent in September. U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California was at 2 percent followed by U.S. Reps. Ron Paul of Texas and Tom Tancredo of Colorado with 1 percent each.
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