by Steven Ertelt
February 8, 2007
Des Moines, IA (LifeNews.com) — A new poll of likely caucus-goers in Iowa finds pro-abortion Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama gaining among Democrats and Sen. John McCain and pro-abortion former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani dropping among Republicans.
On the GOP side, Giuliani fell from 28 to 27 percent from a December to late January American Research Group poll and McCain dropped from 26 to 22 percent.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who recently converted to the pro-life position, appeared to be the recipient of those supporters as he moved up from 6 percent to 11 percent in the poll.
Support for former Speaker Newt Gingrich dropped from 18 to 16 percent, as he continues to appear likely not to run for president.
Nebraska pro-life Sen. Chuck Hagel dropped from 6 to 5 percent, pro-life Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee went from 1 to 2 percent and pro-life Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback stayed the same at 1 percent.
Other Republicans did not register enough support to show up in the poll.
Looking at Democrats, Clinton went from 31 to 35 percent in the late January poll.
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards dropped from 20 to 18 percent while Obama rose to 14 percent from 10 percent in the December survey.
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who would likely need to win the caucus in order to have much of a chance in New Hampshire, the first primary state, dropped from 17 to 12 percent in the survey.
Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich and former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel polled in the low single digits.